Under heavy rain in Quito began the participation of Women’s University of Chile on the Libertadores Cup 2022with a 3-1 win against The Dragons of Independent Valley.
A University of Chile that came out at all times with the intention of taking center stage in the match, based on counterattacks to mislead the local defense, which debuted in this competition.
It was in this way that Yessenia Huenteo, when the clock showed 15 minutes, took advantage of a clearance from Llanka Groff to beat goalkeeper Irene Tobar, giving the 1-0 to Universidad de Chile.
The Blues were still celebrating the first goal of the tournament, when Las Dragonas of Independiente del Valle tied the score, after a spectacular free kick by Claudia Roldán who beat goalkeeper Vanina Correa in the 17th minute.
After the tie, U continued to search everywhere, being the most dangerous in the rival goal.
At 31′ came a cross from Fernanda Pinilla and Daniela Zamora hit a header on the goal post by Irene Tobar.
When the first half was ending, a shot from distance by Yessenia López also hit the horizontal, saving the hostesses.
In the second half, coach Carlos Vélez arranged for the entry of Sonya Keefe, who began to be the most dangerous attack weapon in the U.
Another of those who entered was Rebeca Fernández, who in the 57th minute took advantage of a series of rebounds in the Las Dragonas area to make it 2-1 in favor of U.
In minute 64, the Argentine goalkeeper Vanina Correa overcame the free kick of the first half, because with a spectacular volley she saved the blue goal.
With an empowered University of Chile on the court, the option came for Daniela Zamora to increase the score, where she had no problem defining a heads-up match in the 70th minute to make it 3-1.
Although the U later began to close the match, there were also important arrivals from the hostesses, although they did not manage to get close to the result.
With this victory, Universidad de Chile adds its first three points, awaiting the duel between Palmeiras (Bra) and Sportivo Limpeño (Par), to define the formations.
The next game for the blues is against the Paraguayans, on Monday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Independiente del Valle stronghold.
The University of Chile has its long-awaited debut in the Women’s Copa Libertadores 2022, visiting Independiente del Valle for the first date of group C of the tournament. This will be the third time The lioness in the Conmebol championship, after they reached the semifinals in 2020 and were left out in the group stage in 2021.
The set of Carlos Veliz will face the Ecuadorian women at the Quito Valley Independent Complex, a key duel for both teams that seek to advance to the round and where, in addition to them, Group C is also made up of Palmeiras from Brazil and Sportivo Limpeño from Paraguay.
The formation of Universidad de Chile against Independiente del Valle will be with Vanina Correa in goal; The defense will be made up of Karen Fuentes, Carla Guerrero, Maria Martinez Vecca and Fernanda Pinilla; in the midfield, meanwhile, they go Barbara Sanchez, Ana Gutierrez, Llanka Groff and above ’10’ Yessenia Lopez. The front has Daniela Zamora and Yessenia Huenteo.
IDV 1 – U. de Chile 3
15′ 0-1 Yessenia Huenteo (UCH)
17′ 1-1 Claudia Roldan (IDV)
58′ 1-2 Rebeca Fernandez (UCH)
70′ 1-3 Daniela Zamora (UCH)
When do Universidad de Chile vs. Independiente del Valle play for the Copa Libertadores Femenina?
Universidad de Chile vs. Independiente del Valle is played this Friday, October 14 at 5:00 p.m. in Chile in the Bank of Guayaquil Stadiumin Ecuador.
On which channel to watch live on TV the University of Chile for the Copa Libertadores Femenina?
The match will be broadcast on DirecTV Sports in the following channels according to your operator:
DirecTV Sports: 610 (SD) – 1610 (HD)
DirecTV Sports 2: 612 (SD) – 1612 (HD)
Where to watch the Women’s Copa Libertadores online and live?
To watch the meeting live by streaming you can do it at pluto tv Y Facebook Watch CONMEBOL.
How does the University of Chile arrive at the Copa Libertadores debut?
The U arrives at this tournament with a good present in sports, The first part of the First Division National Championship was closed in third place with 43 units, behind Santiago Morning and Colo Colo.
While in the second phase they remain second with 9 units, again behind the Morning, a cast that beat the blues last September 24 by 2-1 in a duel played in Florida.
After the defeat against the microbuseras, those led by Véliz celebrated again and defeated Fernández Vial 2-0, duel that was played on October 1 in Collao and where Sonya Keefe scored (28′) and Rebecca Fernandez (66′).
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