Universidad de Chile – Match Report vs. Union La Calera 18-11-2020

NOTE: I only watched the first half since both Nicolas Guerra and Camilo Moya, the two players that I wanted to cover, were subbed off at half time.

Universidad de Chile played an away match against Union La Calera and set up in a 4-2-3-1 with Camilo Moya as the most defensive midfielder and Nicolas Guerra as a left winger. Both teams got a few chances to score and especially Guerra was close to scoring. The first half deserved more goals than zero.


  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Camilo Moya

  • Nationality: Chilean
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 19-03-1998
  • Club: Universidad de Chile
  • Career: Universidad de Chile, Getafe (L), CD San Luis de Quillota (L), Universidad de Chile
  • Position: Defensive Midfield
  • Preferred foot: Right

Camilo Moya played as the most defensive midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 formation. He only played 45 minutes but managed to impress me despite having some clear weaknesses such as his physical ability as he is quite small and did not look that strong in the physical duels. Moya cuts passing lanes well in general but had one moment where he did not scan and failed to cut the passing lane properly. He had an active stance though which meant that he could adjust his position easily. This came in handy a few times as he could adjust his stance and this prevented the midfield of Union La Calera from playing the pass into the attack. Moya has a decent acceleration and good pace on the long distance, showing good determination to track back after he was beaten in the physical duel.

The Chilean 22-year-old scanned well before receiving the pass and always turned the right way. He is nothing spectacular in possession but it should be noted that this is not important for his type of defensive midfielder. Moya showed good decision-making under pressure and was capable of playing out of pressure well. He spreads play well and showed good off the ball movement in the first phase of the build-up while also playing the right passes in possession and not making any mistakes. When Universidad de Chile were in possession, Moya normally stays back ten meters behind the edge of the box to protect the defence and possibly battle for second balls or picking up the ball after a clearance.

Moya protected the ball well after he intercepted the ball in the 1v1’s and made the right choices when Union La Calera started a counter attack and managed to prevent them from being dangerous. He closed down his opponent quickly but used his arms too much in the duels after closing down his opponent which led to him giving away fouls. He is good in the 1v1’s defensively but got beat in a physical duel in midfield which led to a goal-scoring opportunity for Union La Calera.

Rating – A1

Camilo Moya is ready to move to a minor European league and would probably fit well in the Eredivisie, but since he does not have an European passport (at least, that’s the information I have) this move is unlikely to happen.

Nicolas Guerra

  • Nationality: Chilean
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 09-01-1999
  • Club: Universidad de Chile
  • Career: Universidad de Chile
  • Position: Striker
  • Secondary position: Left Wing
  • Preferred foot: Right

Nicolas Guerra played as a left winger and showed good ball-playing ability and technique in the tight spaces. He is quite agile and had good close control. Guerra was very active in putting pressure on the opponent and kept an eye out for the structure of Universidad de Chile’s defence. He got into good positions in the final third, but couldn’t score as he couldn’t connect with one shot and hit the bar with another shot. Guerra linked up with his teammates very well and played a good outside of the boot pass to play out of pressure. He sometimes did very well to move into space centrally where he would position himself between the lines. The Chilean youth international isn’t that tall as he stands at 1,74m but he has muscular legs and had good strength in the duels.

Rating: N/A

Did not watch him close enough and long enough to give a rating. Focused more on Camilo Moya.

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