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Colo Colo Santiago

02.05.2015 PRIMERA DIVISION 2014/2015
Colo Colo - Santiago Wanderers 3:1

Nothing was at the match stake - in fact Chile's most famous team had lost their championship hopes back in April - through a home defeat against direct competitors, Cobresal and ultimately against the other team from the table top, a local rival Universidad Catolica. Hence low attendance was not a suprise at all. Several Wanderers fans had their few minutes of glory after the equaliser by Cellerino.
47 thousand venue poses a literally monumental impression however it is easy to guess the atmosphere is completely different once the stadium is full. Some turmoils did occur, between the both teams' fans set apart from each other by a solid fence as well as Colo Colo hools and police troops - which was more of an ad hoc event, caused primarily by boredom which reached its peak during the break.
The stadium souvenir store offered quite a decent range of various items, yet larger T-shirt sizes were ahrdly available. For the Chileans, someone wearing "L" must be King Kong. In the VIP sector's fridge a Pepsi Light can per head was available, along with sweets and chips.
None of the temas achieved advntage after the kick off although it was clear the guests had shown more determination to tangle a trick to the more renowned rivals in the last match of the season. Accuracy was lacking though and some even some consistency after the break so the players proudly wearing the Indian logo scored twice in the closing match phase, thanks to their substitute player.
We went to the Chile's capital city down town in the vening and enjoyed beauties of its modern district called Sanhattan. In one of the restaurants in the aura of silence and focus yet ith food and drinks, we discussed the match details, and same time getting us mentally prepared for the hit of the trip - the following day's Buenos Aires derby - of which the details are available in a separate story.