Universidad de Chile wins playoff and qualifies to the 2014 Copa Libertadores

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Universidad de Chile wins playoff and qualifies to the 2014 Copa Libertadores

Universidad de Chile won their playoff on Sunday for the third spot in the 2014 Copa Libertadores. Union Española and O'Higgins are the two other teams qualified.

The 'U' defeated Deportes Iquique 4-0 in the second leg of the final match played at the Nacional Stadium in Santiago.

The club coached by Marco Antonio Figueroa opened the scoring after 5 minutes with a goal by Ramón Fernández. Almost instantly the player of the match, Charles Aránguiz -who played his last game for the 'U'-, scored to make it 2-0.

In the second half, the 'U' continued to control the game. Isaac Diaz scored in the 76th minute and in the 87th minute Diaz scored again, this time from the penalty spot, sealing the 4-0 triumph.

In the first leg, played last Thursday at the Tiera de Campeones stadium (northern Chile), the 'U' won as visitors against Iquique 1-0 thanks to a header in the 35th minute by Isaac Diaz.

The Universidad de Chile will face in the first round of the Copa Libertadores next year club Guaraní of Paraguay.

Club Iquique got a spot in next year's Copa Sudamericana.

The playoffs are played between the clubs in second through fifth position in the 2013 Clausura tournament, which were Palestino, Universidad Católica, Iquique and Universidad de Chile.

Unión Española and 0'Higgins are the other Chilean teams that had secured a pass to the Libertadores for being the champions of the two tournaments.