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Player hit with firework in Chilean derby, match abandoned

Supporter unrest caused the abandonment of the derby match between Colo Colo and Universidad Catolica on Sunday after a player was hit by a firework.

Fans threw fireworks and missiles onto the pitch, and Colo Colo striker Nicholas Blandi went down clutching his ears after one explosive device exploded at his feet.

Video showed a clearly disorientated Blandi limping off the field and receiving treatment and the referee removed the players and abandoned the match moments later.

There were 19 minutes...

Bruno Henrique, Dudu lead Palmeiras to 2-0 victory over Colo Colo

There was an obvious fear hanging over the last of the quarterfinal first-leg ties in South America's Copa Libertadores.

Colo Colo of Chile had home advantage. But they looked outgunned against Palmeiras of Brazil, who had won all of their previous away games in the competition. The Chileans would almost certainly make a cautious start, trying to make sure they did not concede an away goal, and hoping their impish playmaker Jorge Valdivia could come up with a piece of magic to break the deadlock.


Colo Colo, Atletico Tucuman looking to cause upsets in Copa Libertadores quarterfinals

The quarterfinals kick off this week in the Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League.

The eight teams left standing in the competition contain seven former winners -- and two outsiders. And if that comes across as a mathematical impossibility, it is easily explained.

Argentina and Brazil dominate. The rest of the continent has a sole representative, Colo Colo of Chile. The Santiago giants have one Libertadores title to their name, all the way back in 1991. Their recent record, though,...

Jorge Valdivia, Lucas Barrios typify Colo Colo grit in Copa Libertadores

The last eight of this year's Copa Libertadores will not consist of teams only from Brazil and Argentina. Colo Colo of Chile have made it into the quarterfinals, drawing 2-2 on aggregate with Corinthians of Brazil, and going through on the away goals rule.

For Corinthians, this is another in a recent run of frustrations since finally winning the trophy in 2012. They have taken part in four subsequent tournaments, falling in the second round each time. They must surely have expected to reach the...

Colo Colo are Chile's last hope; CONMEBOL must be firm on ineligible players

Fans of Santiago giants Colo Colo have a chant. "Colo Colo is Chile," they sing.

This week, as the quarterfinal places in the Copa Libertadores are sealed, Colo Colo could end up representing more than just Chile -- they could be the only club in the last eight that does not come from Argentina or Brazil.

In last year's re-organisation of the Libertadores, more places were given to teams from the continent's big two. This has clearly filtered its way through to the knockout stages. In this season's...