By date 7 of the Chile – Betsson Championship 2023 tournament, Palestino beat Huachipato 2-1 this Friday. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Maximiliano Salas (54′ 1T) and Agustín Farías (52′ 2T, from a penalty). While the visitor’s goal was scored by Cris Martínez (18′ 2T).
Agustín Farías smashed a shot into the post 10 minutes into the first half and drowned out the goal cry of all his fans.
Although Huachipato controlled the ball, with 66%, it was Palestino who knew how to take advantage and take the victory at home.
The figure of the meeting was Agustín Farías. The Palestinian midfielder stood out against Huachipato since he scored 1 goal, gave 44 correct passes, stole 4 balls and kicked 2 times on goal.
Another of the key footballers in the imperial of La Cisterna was Cris Martínez. The Huachipato striker scored 1 goal, kicked 2 times on target against Palestino and made 15 correct passes.
At 83 minutes into the second half, Huachipato’s defender Benjamín Gazzolo embarrassed Maximiliano Salas, a striker for Palestino, with a wonderful spout.
With some infractions and constant pauses, the match played between both teams was lived. There were a large number of reprimands: Nicolás Baeza, Mateo Acosta, Claudio Sepúlveda, Jonathan Benítez, Bryan Carrasco, Maximiliano Salas and Benjamín Gazzolo. César Rigamonti was sent off for a direct red card (50′, 1T) and Claudio Sepúlveda for a double yellow card (45′, 2T).
Palestine coach Pablo Sanchez fielded a 4-3-3 formation with César Rigamonti in the arch; Fernando Meza, Cristian Suarez, Jose Bizama and Alan Riquelme on the defensive line; Agustín Farías, Fernando Cornejo and Misael Dávila in the middle; and Bryan Carrasco, Maximiliano Salas and Jonathan Benitez in attack.
For their part, those led by Gustavo Álvarez planted themselves with a 4-3-3 strategy with Gabriel Castellón under the three sticks; Benjamín Gazzolo, Nicolás Ramírez, Nicolás Baeza and Joaquin Gutiérrez in defense; Claudio Sepúlveda, Javier Altamirano and Jimmy Martínez in midfield; and Mateo Acosta, Brayan Palmezano and Cris Martínez up front.
The match at the imperial de La Cisterna was directed by the referee Víctor Abarzúa.
For the next date, Palestino will receive Magallanes. On the other hand, Huachipato will visit Curicó Unido.
The local is in fourth place with 12 points, while the visitor reached 12 points and is placed in third place in the tournament.
Note and image source: DataFactory
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