The Cacique met the rival he will have to start the path of defending the Copa Chile title that he won in 2021 and will do so against Pije, the team with which he was last measured in the 2018 National Championship.
This Tuesday, May 10, Chilean soccer delights with the star draw to find out the keys that will be played in the Phase 3 of the Chile Cup 2022instance to which colo colo will arrive with the complex mission of defending the title it won in the last edition of the competition organized by the National Professional Soccer Association.
Thus, in a broadcast made by TNT Sports, Maximiliano Falcón was the star guest representing the squad of the current tournament monarch to meet the rival they will have in their first challenge and luck ruled that the Cacique will have to face Temuco Sports.
The albos won the tournament on September 4, 2021 after defeating Everton 2-0 in the grand final played at the Fiscal de Talca stadium, and now they will start the race to defend the champion’s plate in a key against Pije, where the first leg will be played at the Monumental stadium and the second leg at the Germán Becker.
Gustavo Quinteros’ team thus learned what their first challenge will be to begin their participation in the new version of the tournament, and it is a rival with which the albos have not faced each other for a long time.
And it is that to see the last clash between Colo Colo and Deportes Temuco, you have to go back to the 2018 National Championship, a season in which Marcelo Salas’ team ended up going down to Primera B after being in the penultimate position in the standings.
On April 21 of that year, the Cacique received the Pije at the Monumental stadium and won 2-0 with goals from Esteban Paredes (41′) and Juan Manuel Insaurralde (90+5′), and then on August 4 the albos fell against the greens 1-0 at the Germán Becker with a goal by Matías Donoso (81′).
Thus, the official schedule of the contest stipulates that the first leg matches will be played on June 18 and 19 while the return matches will be played on June 25 and 26, where Colo Colo and Deportes Temuco are the first key.