- The Lo Prado girls’ team fell before the under-15 Inter Milan team in a close match that ended with a score of 4-3. The 3 goals for the Chilean squad were all made by Millaray Cortes, who currently plays for Universidad Catolica.
- The Calama team were no match for the under-13 boys team for Inter Milan, who easily defeated the Chilean team 9-1.
Milan, Italy, February 10, 2020. In two exciting games, the boys from Calama and the girls from Lo Prado, champions of the 2019 Enel Cup, were unable to pull off wins against the under-13 and under-15 teams of Inter Milan, who ultimately won the Integration Cup disputed in Italy.
The games were played at the Giacinto Fachetti Sports Center of Inter Milan, where the Milan youth teams train and play their home games.
The Lo Prado girls lost in a close match 4 to 3 against the under-15 team of Inter Milan, with the exceptional performance by Millaray Cortes, player for Universidad Catolica, who scored all 3 goals made by the Chilean team.
In the boys’ game, the Calama team was unable to match up to the skilled performance by the under-13 team for Inter Milan, who after a shaky start, ended up demonstrating their strength and quality with an easy win of 9-1 over the national team. The only goal for Chile was scored by Matias Villarroel.
Ivan Zamorano, ambassador for the Enel Cup, highlighted the level of the boys and girls. “Despite the difference in infrastructure with powerful teams like those of Inter Milan, our players’ training can compete with that of countries that have a longer tradition of skill and selection, like Italy,” he affirmed.
With these games, the Lo Prado girls and the Calama boys ended their stay in Italy, accompanied by former striker and captain of the Chilean national team, Ivan Zamorano, and with whom they had the chance to witness one of the most important classics in the world between Inter Milan and AC Milan in the famous Giuseppe Meatza stadium in San Siro.
After watching the “Derby della Madonina,” the Enel Cup champions were able to meet and take pictures with some of the key players, including Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Diego Godín and Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte.
Enel Cup, Training Ground for Professional Soccer Players
Over 100 thousands teens have played in the Enel Cup over the past 18 years, which has served as a platform for launching their professional sports career.
Today, the male and female players that have participated in the tournament have gone on to play for the Chilean national team, win Olympic medals, join professional teams, and hundreds have joined the lower divisions of the country's top clubs. Some of these include Jeisson Vargas, Jaime Carreño, Nicolás Guerra, Pablo Aránguiz, Camila Moya, Carlos Lobos, Branco Provoste, among others.
The Spirit of the Enel Cup
This tournament -created and organized by Enel Distribución-, with the support of the Iván Zamorano Foundation, has extended the company's social outreach to 33 communities where it distributes energy in the Metropolitan Region.
The tournament is carried out on different community fields, whose lighting was donated by Enel in its Public Area Recovery Program implemented across over 170 sports facilities in the Greater Santiago area as part of the company's ongoing efforts to promote youth sports.