Colo Colo 4 – 1 Gimnasia La Plata, Match Suspended in 86th

October 20, 2006


Colo Colo (Chile) 4 – 1 Gimnasia La Plata (Argentina) Suspended

A great night of football ended abruptly as fans of Colo Colo hurled what looked to be chunks of cement at Gimnasia players, causing the match to be suspended in the 86th minute.

Before the stoppage, Colo Colo’s amazing goal-scoring run through the Copa Sudamericana continued as they took the game to Gimnasia. As dominating as the scoreline appeared, it could have been much worse as the Chilean-side were in control from the start.

The first half saw Colo Colo jump on top when Alexis Sanchez earned a penalty, only to have the Argentine-side draw even when Matias Escobar volleyed beautifully against the run of play.

The 1 – 1 halftime score was deceiving as the traffic was one way with Gimnasia pinned back for most of the first 45.

Gimnasia will justifiably feel hard done as Colo Colo’s Humberto Suazo broke the deadlock on a play that was inarguably offside.

Nonetheless, Gimnasia struggled to create scoring chances while Sanchez and Suazo continually broke through the Gimnasia back line.

Suazo scored his second in the 66th with a tremendous strike just outside the penalty area.

Two minutes later, it Suazo again, with an absolutely thrilling weave through the Gimnasia defense, but his open shot at goal went agonizingly wide.

But not to be denied the hattrick, Suazo finished the game off in the 76th when he broke behind the defense and slotted just under the keeper for the 4 – 1 Colo Colo lead.

The suspension was an unfortunate finish as Gimnasia’s Nicolas Cabrera was stretchered off holding his neck, although he appeared to be alright.

The barrage of debris seemed to end when Colo Colo players ran toward the stands, pleading with fans to stop.

CONMEBOL will rule on the suspension.

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