Gallardo and Covid’s bad memories. Photo: AFP
The situation brought back memories and alarms rang on the River. Two days before the match against Colo Colo, squad members started with symptoms that matched Covid and the impact resulted in a Dejavú. Marcelo Gallardo and the medical staff feared that what happened exactly one year ago would be repeated when the coronavirus caused confusion within campus, to the point that Enzo Pérez had to wear goalkeeper gloves in a Copa Libertadores match against Santa Fe. That happened on May 19, the same date on which the Millionaire will host Colo Colo tomorrow at Monumental Stadium.
This morning, after tests conducted last hour, River released the list of Covid -infected people the campus has. And in total there are five: three players and two collaborators.
“After swabs conducted on all squad members and coaching staff, players Franco Armani, Javier Pinola and Tomás Pochettino, as well as collaborators Mariano Barnao and Matías Ghirlanda, tested positive for Covid-19, ”the medical said. report.
Finally, Franco Armani, Javier Pinola and Tomás Pochettino are not the infected football players and will lose the match in Colo Colo. Now, on the River they are betting on their recovery to see if they can be part of the Libertadores group zone’s final date.
In addition to the footballers, two collaborators from the coaching staff also tested positive. They were Mariano Barnao and Matías Guirlanda, according to River’s medical report.
With the confirmation of casualties and recovery of the players at home, the list of concentrates is expected for the game tomorrow against the Chilean team. The truth is Gallardo lost three major pieces for the match that could seal qualification for the next round of the continental tournament.
The infected joined Juanfer Quintero, who suffered yesterday from a tear in his left hamstring that he suffered on April 19, before the match against Talleres de Córdoba for the Professional League Cup. So, Doll will not be able to rely on the Colombian for three weeks.