Venezuelans Abroad in Chile – Recap of the Past Week


As neither of these players are likely to be called up to the Venezuelan national side and one rarely plays for his club side, coverage of their progress will most likely be diminished from now on, but if anyone has any questions regarding them, feel free to get in contact.

Friday 29 August 2014

Primera División

San Marcos de Arica 1-0 Palestino

Emilio Rentería‘s San Marcos de Arica won for the second time this season with a goal at the death, this time from Kevin Harbottle in the fifth minute of stoppage time with what was virtually the last kick of the game. His side had been attempting to force a way through against ten men for over 35 minutes following Germán Lanaro’s dismissal and when Harbottle’s left-footed strike finally broke the deadlock, he put San Marcos 7th with 11 points. Rentería has received considerable praise for his performance in this match as well as in the season so far and was the subject of a lengthy interview in Chilean publication, La Tercera, which you can here if you speak Spanish. 

Sunday 31 August 2014

Primera División

Audax Italiano 0-1 Ñublense

Javier González again did not play as his side won the game with a 33rd-minute header by the Uruguayan Mathías Riquero, leaving them comfortably in mid-table with 11 points from 7 games. 

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Copa Chile

Ñublense 1-0 Iberia

Despite it being a cup game, González did not play as his side confirmed their progression to the Second Round against their second-tier opponents with a last-minute goal from another Uruguayan, this time Gonzalo Godoy. Ñublense are level on 10 points with Curicó Unido but have a chance to win the group outright if they at least get a draw in their final match away to Iberia, with Curicó having already played their six games. 


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