Diego Jeria
University of ChileComments

In 11 official games played by Sachi Escobar’s U, the Blues barely added 11 points. The sad balance of the coach was six defeats, just 33.3% performance.

Escobar leaves the U with the Blues again next to the relegation zone.
© ONE AgencyEscobar leaves the U with the Blues again next to the relegation zone.

santiago escobar ceased to be the technical director of University of Chile officially. The U reported the departure of the coach this Saturday night through a statement through social networks and its website.

The coach chosen by Luis Roggiero and Azul Azul leaves with a very poor performance both in the game and in results. It is that not even in the few triumphs achieved by the blues so far in 2022, the U showed certainty of something.

For the National Championship, the U of Santiago Escobar achieved just three wins, two draws and six losses. It leaves with a very low yield of 33.33 percent. The Blues add 11 points in 11 games, located in 13th place in the table, very close to the relegation zone again.

To this statistic could be added the defeats against Colo Colo and Boca Juniors in Argentina, plus the draw against Santiago Wanderers, in the pre-season friendlies.

And the classics for the tournament didn’t help either: U was beaten 4-1 by Colo Colo at the Monumental stadium and fell 2-1 to Universidad Católica in San Carlos. The Blues only won the two duels in the championship (against La Calera and Antofagasta) and against Unión Española.
The defeat against Audax Italiano ended up sentencing the departure of Santiago Escobar from the Blues bench, the one chosen by Luis Roggiero who could never give a trot to a precarious University of Chile, especially in defense and midfield.

Everything indicates that Sebastián Miranda will replace Sachi as interim and his job will not be easy. In addition to the incorrect choice of coach, Azul Azul and Roggiero ended up forming a totally unbalanced and poor squad for a club like U. Could the change of coach change the face of Universidad de Chile? For now we have to wait.

Escobar’s brief passage in the U

Colo Colo 2 – 1 Universidad de Chile, defeat in the Summer Championship.

Boca Juniors 3 – 2 Universidad de Chile, defeat in the Summer Championship.

Universidad de Chile 2 – 2 Santiago Wanderers, draw in friendly duel.

La Calera 2 – 4 Universidad de Chile, victory for the National Championship.

Universidad de Chile 2 – 1 Deportes Antofagasta, victory for the National Championship.

Ñublense 3 – 2 Universidad de Chile, defeat for the National Championship.

Universidad de Chile 0 – 1 O’Higgins, defeat for the National Championship.

Colo Colo 4 – 1 Universidad de Chile, defeat for the National Championship.

Universidad de Chile 1 – 1 Curicó Unido, tie for the National Championship.

Universidad de Chile 2 – 0 Unión Española, victory for the National Championship.

Universidad Católica 2 – 1 Universidad de Chile, defeat for the National Championship.

Coquimbo Unido 1 – 0 Universidad de Chile, defeat for the National Championship.

Universidad de Chile 0 – 0 Palestino, tie for the National Championship.

Audax Italiano 2 – 0 Universidad de Chile, defeat for the National Championship.

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