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The Chilean Primera Division Is Hilariously Intense With 3 Games Left To Play

The Chilean Primera Division Is Hilariously Intense With 3 Games Left To Play
By Mikey Traynor

The race to be crowned champions of the 'Clausura', or closing, stage of Chile's Primera Division is ridiculously close as the season reaches it's conclusion.

The 16 team league is split into two seasons, the Apertura and Clausura tournaments, with the winner of each stage being guaranteed a place in next season's Copa Libertadores.

With three games remaining, no fewer than 12 teams, 75% of those competing in the league, have a mathematical possibility of winning the title. Every year a random league has a stupidly competitive title race, but rarely do you see so many teams in with a chance of claiming top spot. Granted there are only 15 games in each season, but it's still rare to such such an evenly contested tournament.

Currently in the lead are Colo Colo on 21 points, then you have the magnificently Irish-sounding O'Higgins back in 5th on 20 points, and with a very improbable chance the 12th placed side San Luis have 14 points to their name.

7 teams within 3 points of each other, the top 10 are separated by just 5 points. If nothing else, it highlights how utterly bizarre the two-stage tournament is.

Universidad Catolica claimed the Apertura crown, but are currently sitting outside of the playoff places.

Pick a team and follow the last few weeks. We'll be getting behind O'Higgins for obvious reasons, but be sure to get in touch and let us know you're supporting and why.

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