Colo Colo Finally Gets Trophy
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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Colo Colo Finally Gets Trophy

Colo-Colo-jersey.jpgAfter losing out in the Copa Sudamericana Final earlier this month, Colo Colo finally lifted a trophy Saturday night as they won the Chilean Clasura.

The "Cacique" defeated Audax Italiano 3-2 in Santiago to make it 6-2 on aggregate.

The victory gives Colo Colo its 25th Chilean championship title.

The title is their second of 2006, having already won this year's Apertura.

Humberto Suazo, who scored two goals on the night, became the all-time single season scorer in Chilean football history with 51 points.

Colo Colo's superstar forward was also named top international scorer in the world for 2006 by the International Federation of History and Statistic of Football (IFFHS).

Suazo finished the year with 17, one ahead of England's Peter Crouch.

Along with the celebrations, the victory will also be bittersweet, as it was Matias Fernandez' last match with Colo Colo.

The superstar midfielder leaves for Spain's Villarreal in January.

Both Colo Colo and Audax Italiano, along with Cobreloa, will represent Chile in the Copa Libertadores 2007.

Colo Colo 3-2 Audax Italiano - Second Leg - Video Highlights

Colo Colo proclaimed champion of the Chilean Season Closing tournament - CONMEBOL (new window)

IFFHS (new window)

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