Chile’s Clasico Universitario Left in Suspense
The great debate during the week was if the clash between Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica was a clasico at all. After Fernando Meneses was struck by a projectile, the clasico will continue on Monday behind closed doors.
ÑUÑOA — Estadio Nacional was close to full for the clash between Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica. The cruzados were looking to make up for the high scoring exit to the Copa Sudamericana, while the azules looked to keep in touch with the leaders.
Universidad Católica took the lead to the break, with Milovan Mirosevic scoring with the last kick of the game after receiving a cross from Ismael Sosa. Both teams had their chances earlier in the match, but failed to capitalize on the opportunities.
The scandal hit when Fernando Meneses was hit by a projectile coming from the Galeria Sur, with many of the Universidad de Chile players, led by Johnny Herrera claiming that Meneses was acting. The Católica midfielder left the ground in an ambulance, while the “La U” goalkeeper will resume the match with a yellow card to his name.
The crowd were left wondering as the game was first suspended for some minutes before being scheduled to be played on Monday behind closed doors. Universidad Católica will take their 1-0 lead into the remainder of the second half, starting at 3 p.m.
UPDATE: The ANFP have scheduled a meeting at 4 p.m. to decide what will happen with the match. The original plan of playing the match behind closed doors on Monday will not go ahead.