This is what the Monumental field looks like while waiting for the heavy rains and the duel for the Chile Cup

Colo Colo and Unión Española will play the first leg for the Copa Chile semifinals with a series of condiments that will give added value to the match: Both teams met less than a week ago for the National Championship, so both technicians modify the tactics to surprise the rival; For the first time, after 525 days, the Monumental stadium will receive an audience in the stands and heavy rainfall is expected at the time of the match.

This last factor could be a condition for the normal development of the match. What happened last weekend between Huachipato and Universidad Católica where the state of the playing field conditioned the normal development of the match is still on the retina of the fans. There were few voices that indicated that the match should not have been played.

However, just over two hours before the start of the match, it is reassuring to see the state of the Monumental playing field. A field in perfect condition, with no visible pools in sight, will host the duel between Albos and Hispanos.

For the rest, in Macul they have taken safeguards, in addition to trusting in the good drainage of the playing field, the work of rollers and filtration that is carried out daily allows the water to circulate in a better way and not accumulate on the field of play.

This is how the north arch of the Monumental looks like | Photo: Dale Albo

This is how the south arch of the Monumental looks like | Photo: Dale Albo

According to meteorological information, the strongest rainfall in the Metropolitan Region will be counting at 6:00 p.m. when the game is in full swing.

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