The bankruptcy was not an impediment to celebrate before the U in Rancagua

Starting at 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, version 190 of the Superclásico will take place between Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile at the El Teniente de Rancagua stadium, within the framework of day 22 of the 2021 National Championship.

The most important game in Chilean soccer must take place in the O’Higgins Region venue because the National stadium is undergoing renovation, this because it will host the next 2023 Pan American Games.

However, the Rancagua stadium You already know what it is to host the greatest classic of national football, since a long time ago, albos and blues saw each other in a preseason summer game, contesting the Own Line Card Cup.

The appointment took place at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, the same day and only a few hours after the bankruptcy of CSD Colo Colo was decreed by Judge Helga Marchant. However, the painting directed by Jaime Pizarro would come out with everything to overcome the archrival.

That night the Cacique jumped onto the field with Eduardo Lobos placeholder image in goal; Luis Mena, David Henríquez and Miguel Aceval in defence; Braulio Leal, Sergio Fernández, Rodolfo Madrid, Alonso Zúñiga and Marcelo Espina in midfield; Héctor Tapia and Sebastián González in attack.

For its part, the university cast did it with Johnny herrera in the bow; Cristián Castañeda, Alex Von Schwedler, John Valladares and César Henríquez in defence; Pinto, Chavarría, García and Sebastián Pardo in the midfield; Pedro González and Luis Rueda in attack.

Several names that night in Rancagua ended up screaming champion in the Clausura of that year. | Photo: Archive.

El Popular managed to bring joy to its people in one of the saddest days in its history, beating the U 3 to 1 thanks to a double from Héctor Tapia and another from Mario Cáceres. For the blues, Rueda opened the scoring at 33 ‘.

Days later the Cacique played a friendly with Paraguay’s October 12, the day he wore this mythical shirt. | Photo: Archive.

After that meeting and with the passing of the weeks Héctor Tapia left for Palestino to help the club financially in that tough season, although of course, throwing himself on the way to several fans on top. History would put Titus in his place years later.

That horrible beginning of 2002 would have a dream ending, lifting the Clausura 2002 champion cup with a large part of the team that said present on the Rancagua field. Will history repeat itself this season?

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