Caracas got a Valuable victory over Independiente Medellín in Colombia and reached the Boca line in Group H of the Copa Libertadores. The Venezuelan team he won by 3 to 2 as a visitor to the DIM and add four units, same as Xeneize that this Thursday he will play in Paraguay against Libertad, the other team in the area.
The meeting was played, behind closed doors, at the Atanasio Girardot stadium in the targeted Colombian city, in the official resumption of activity in the area, within the framework of the coronavirus pandemic.
The visiting team, led by Noel Sanvicente, went ahead on the board with victories by Eduardo Ferreira (Pt. 6m.) And Anderson Contreras, from a free kick, (Pt. 24m.), According to the website ‘Fútbol red’. The Colombian squad, which closes the classification without points, got the discount in the first stage (Pt. 48m.), Through a penalty executed by Javier Reina.
When the second half had just started, those led by Paraguayan coach Aldo Bobadilla (former Boca Juniors goalkeeper) achieved temporary equality, with a score by Leonardo Castro (St. 1m.). Caracas sealed the victory with a goal from Argentine striker Alexis Blanco (former Independiente and Gimnasia de Jujuy), at 9m. of the second period.
In the Colombian DIM, former Argentine midfielder Israel Escalante, emerged in the formative divisions of Boca, entered the first stage.
Independiente Medellín will be local again on the next date, the fourth, when it receives Boca (4 points), on Thursday 24 of the current. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan cast will host Libertad de Paraguay (6) on Wednesday 23.
For now, Miguel Ángel Russo and Lisandro López were not part of the Boca delegation that is already in Asunción, Paraguay. The coach will not direct in the resumption of the 2020 Copa Libertadores for Xeneize, and neither will the defender, who although he tested negative in the last Covid-9 test, had some symptoms and as a precaution he stayed in Buenos Aires.
Meanwhile, the 21 soccer players that make up the Boquense delegation tested negative in the PCR swab that Conmebol carried out yesterday morning, the Ribera club officially reported today. “All members of the campus have a medical discharge for Covid-19 signed by a specialist in Infectology and a certificate of physical fitness, according to the cardiological and clinical studies carried out,” said the Boca statement. “Players with a positive PCR will stay in Argentina until completing the corresponding isolation indicated by the health authorities and complying with the new tests and case studies to determine fitness,” he added.
For his part, Russo, who is a patient at risk because he is 64 years old and has suffered an oncological disease in 2018, wanted to travel but listened to his relatives, the doctors and the club’s leadership who asked him to stay in Buenos Aires. Aires. In his place, Leandro Somoza, one of his field assistants, will be the main coach, along with Mariano Herrón.
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With information from Télam.