One of Colo Colo’s first goals at the start of this 2021 season was power be competitive and fight for a ticket to an international cup for the following season. To achieve this he had two clear paths: to win the Chile Cup or to be in the fight in the National Championship.
Surprisingly, especially after saving itself agonizingly from relegation in 2020, Gustavo Quinteros’ team is more alive than ever on both fronts, being pointer of the tournament and being with one foot already in the final of the traditional Creole contest.
The popular will play the return of the semifinals of the Chile Cup, facing Unión Española this Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. at the Santa Laura with the first option to advance, since he stayed with the first leg at the Monumental by a wide 4-0 in favor.
If the albos manage to seal their way to the final of the contest, this will be played almost immediately, as it is scheduled for this Saturday, September 4 from 4:30 p.m. at the Fiscal Stadium in Talca.
With this panorama, the Cacique can close this week after the tough defeat against Cobresal for the tournament with the first group objective of the year completed, this because Winning the Chile Cup translates into classifying Libertadores 2022 as a brand new Chile 3.
The award is certainly important, but It only allows you to play the most important club tournament on the continent in its preliminary phase, that is, having to still overcome two roundtrip brackets to just compete in the group stage.
If the Chief wants to classify directly, he must do so winning the 2021 National Championship or becoming runner-up of this. A pressure that could be alleviated if the Chile Cup is achieved these days.