The 2022 season is already past. Colo Colo was the deserved champion, confirming the supremacy he exercised throughout the year. Waiting for what would happen in the Disciplinary Court of the ANFP regarding the final result of the duel Antofagasta-Palestinian, Those who qualified for the international cups and the clubs that would lose the category had been defined. Everything remained the same, after the ratification of the defeat of the Antofagasta team.
On the field there were significant events from the individual point of view. Men who carried an irregular pace through the country’s big clubs and who in 2022 were at the forefront of football performance.
He was one of the best teams in the National Championship behind Colo Colo. This allowed Curicó to make history and will play the preliminary phase of the 2023 Copa Libertadores for the first time. Those led by Damián Muñoz exhibited the imprint of a dynamic, solid team with good associated football odds. Fabián Cerda, Juan Pablo Gómez and Yerko Leiva were essential elements of the soccer team, leaving behind stages without great lights at UC and Universidad de Chile, respectively.
Sow became one of the best goalkeepers of 2022. The goalkeeper trained in San Carlos de Apoquindo lived the best year of his football career and projected the image of a sober goalkeeper, with dominance of the area, driving the last line and repertoire of saves required to provide security. what of Gomez I also stand out. So much so that he is already a new U player and will have a second chance at a big club, after several loans from UC before launching his career at other clubs. Something similar happens with Leiva. He emerged as a great promise in the U and even won a National Championship in 2017, but after that everything was not the same. Her recent stage in Curicó culminated her as a pivotal element in the middle of the court, with mobility and path and precision always on point.
To the Liberators
under the leadership of James Garcia, Ñublense carried out the best campaign in its history. The Chillanejos will now participate in the group stage of the Libertadores, something that has never happened before. Bernardo Cerezo and Nicolás Guerra were outstanding men in the good collective operation. Both are also linked by their past in the U, since they were trained in the youth football of the blue cast.
Guerra had a major step in the first team of the U, but finally chose to leave in search of football maturity. In 2022 he showed signs that he may be close to moments of great fulfillment. He exhibited a greater presence in the game and his participation in the offensive preparations had more weight and value. Cerezo, for his part, materialized his hints of transcendence in Ascent in a great year in the 2022 runner-up. He acted in several positions in the last line, but he became strong as a right back: he was a constant and important attacking agent, and scored excellent goals.
others who shone
Gastón Lezcano in Cobresal was also outstanding. He came from a flat cycle at UC, but in El Salvador he became the most important member of the offensive line of the cast led by Gustavo Huerta. He scored regularly (15 goals in total and 7 penalties), provided depth and imbalance as a right winger, and was one of the best attackers of 2022.
Benjamín Berríos and Williams Alarcón, meanwhile, differ from Lazcano due to the vital stage of his career. The ruffles were formed in colo colo, They have just consolidated in the First Division and are united by the interest of leaving the Monumental in search of greater ownership opportunities. Berríos was one of the axes in Everton’s midfield, with an individual development of the game marked by good positioning, an outstanding contribution in contention and an evident improvement in handling the ball. Alarcón, for his part, also stood out as a central midfielder, but with other skills: precise and constant ratings, to the point of leading the generation of play in The Calera. He was even summoned by Eduardo Berizzo to the Red.