The DT, some of his assistants and 8 footballers from the “Matador” are affected. Now, the xeneize plans other matches: on Wednesday against Arsenal and on Saturday (October 17) against Estudiantes de Río Cuarto (Córdoba).
Coronavirus cases in Argentina continue to generate complications. And in this case, it was Tigre who presented an outbreak of infections on his campus, with at least eight affected players plus their DT, Néstor Gorosito, also infected. In total, there would be 16 infected by Covid-19 throughout the squad of ‘”Matador” de Victoria, among players, members of the coaching staff and the staff of collaborators (props, doctors and masseurs).
As a result of this situation, it was notified on Thursday that Victoria’s team was unable to play the friendly matches scheduled for this Saturday against Boca (in Ezeiza), but that they would still go ahead with training.
That happened. This Friday the practice was directed by Carlos Blengio and Daniel Islas, since the other assistants of the Tigre coaching staff (such as Jorge “Cacho” Borelli) were also affected by the virus. This, in addition, will complicate the competition plans for the last date of the Copa Libertadores, which will be played on the 21st against Palmeiras, in São Paulo.
Although Gorosito’s team has already been eliminated, they were looking for the chance to access at least the South American Cup. The rest of the campus will be subjected to PCR studies and swabs in the next few hours, to know if any incubated the virus.
In Boca, meanwhile, the lack of friendlies on this Saturday will be complemented with work in Ezeiza and after a Sunday off, the week will have them with other friendlies: on Wednesday against Arsenal and the following Saturday (October 17) against Estudiantes de Río Cuarto (Córdoba).