Thursday, December 15, 2011
Chi Chi Chi Le Le Le, Universidad de Chile
"La U" won the Copa Sudamericana last night. Whilst I went to one of the earlier games, the quarter final with Arsenal from Argentina, I thought tickets would be at a high premium, so settled to watch the game in a bar.
I went to the Charleston in the Suecia district. We had to fight for our table, but ended up with a great spot. We didn't have to wait too long for action, with the regular cry throughout the tournament of GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, GOAL VARGAS coming through just 3 minutes after kick off.
We watched the game with Jeremy and Yousef from Jogabo. That was the first time meeting them and they were nice guys. Midway through the second half the bar was having some transmission problems so we went to the California bar where a couple of other people we knew were.
The atmosphere there was a lot louder, but I think maybe the whole scene was a bit "put on". I'm not so sure about that. Anyhow, in our walking we missed a goal, but just before full time there was yet another GOOOOOOLLL, GOAL VARGAS, meaning Eduardo Vargas became the record holder for the Copa Sudamericana. Universidad de Chile 3- LDU Quito 0. "La Liga" really never even looked like scoring.
I wrote an article about it on the I Love Chile website- http://ilovechile.cl/2011/12/15/la-road-victory/42188
Thousands of people gathered in Plaza Italia after the game. I'm not really one for huge crowds, so we gave that a miss and walked home. You could hear honking horns all through the streets, to the sound of CHI CHI CHI, LE LE LE- UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
This brings "La U" to 32 games without a loss this year.
Daniel is now living in Santiago de Chile. You can find some more writing at I Love Chile
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