Esequiel Barco reacted in the first leg of River against Colo-Colo, for the Copa Libertadores in Chile. Photo: AP / Esteban Felix.
Dating bad news tuesday for the River. In addition to the injury of Colombian midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero, concern was added at the last minute about a possible outbreak of Covid-19 on campusin the previous crossing against Colo-Colo of Chile at the Monumental stadium for the fifth date of group F of the Copa Libertadores.
as far as he could tell Clarionwill be three soccer players Y two members of the technical staff which they presented symptomatology in recent times, so they have had to isolate themselves and underwent trials to confirm if it is coronavirus.
The names did not come out, because the medical body will wait for the results of the tests to be performed first thing on wednesday. After that it will come out official part and the List of callerswhich was delayed in its publication due to this situation.
riverundefeated and nearly qualified for the round of 16 with 10 points, aims to take first place this Thursday from 9:00 pm against Colo-Colo (7). On Wednesday, they will face off Alliance of Five from Peru (1) and wall (4).
This new episode related to the coronavirus pandemic is happening just a year later in the worst outbreak the Millionaire squad has had: 10 infections that forced him to play with some young Superclásico against Boca for the Maradona Cup of the Professional League – he lost on penalties – and played in Enzo Perez for me to officiate as an archer against Independiente Santa Fe for the Copa Libertadores.
At that time, River came from playing Barranquilla against Junior and the team -with the majority of players who are often substitutes- would have violated the “bubble” with visits from relatives and even a group of fans at the hotel. Furthermore, the players they shared a barbecue the following Friday at the club venue in Ezeiza.
At the weekend of the aforementioned Superclásico, there were 15 infected soccer players. Agustín Palavecino, Franco Armani, Matías Suárez, Paulo Díaz, Federico Girotti, Enrique Bologna, Germán Lux, Robert Rojas, Nicolás De La Cruz, Rafael Borré, Bruno Zuculini, Tomás Castro Ponce and Franco Petroli.
The weird thing is, like last season, Conmebol allowed clubs to have a bona fide roster consisting of 50 playersbut Gallardo again chose to enroll almost 30. In 2021, faced with this situation, Manika justified: “I work with a group of no more than 30 players. A professional group of no more than 30 players. This is the group that makes up the Conmebol list. Then, according to the possibilities given to us by Conmebol to add of ten more places … seems silly to me. Firstly because I don’t have ten players working with me yet; secondly, because they are young people who are joining the Reserve and they just started training just a week ago, I will not be productive any false illusion for those kids that they have a long way to go and they are not ready to join a list of international competitions as prestigious as the Libertadores, and third, because I will not include them.at any time there is an episode that suggests that we could be exposed to a massive contagion is because we don’t have to play.If we are exposed it is because the pandemic is spreading we don’t have to play. “.