The youthful Academy midfielder is asymptomatic and isolated at home. He withdrew from the concentration this morning and now Beccacece will have to decide who will replace him against the Uruguayans.
The youthful Racing midfielder, Matías Zaracho, He withdrew from the Racing concentration, this morning, because he tested positive for coronavirus. The footballer is asymptomatic and at home, after leaving the Savoy hotel (where the team “academic” met to wait for the Copa Libertadores match against National, from Uruguay, this Thursday at 17 in the Cylinder of Avellaneda. In addition, Zaracho will miss the other Racing game, next week, against Alianza Lima, in Peru.
The other positive case in Racing is that of full-back Iván Pillud, who tested positive on Wednesday of last week – along with the youth Lucas Núñez, and has also been isolated at home since then.
The technical director Sebastián Beccacece had included Zaracho in the list of 25 players who remained concentrated for the game next Thursday against Nacional de Montevideo, for the third day of Group F of the Copa Libertadores de América. Now there were 24 left and The alarms were lit in the “academic” campus for the situation of Zaracho, who trained with the entire group this Monday morning as part of the starting team. The concern now goes to determine if any of the other footballers were also infected.
The team that Beccacece stopped at soccer practice was with Arias; Montoya, Nery Domínguez, Sigali, Mena; Zaracho (now Augusto Solari or Marcelo Díaz would play), Lolo Miranda, Matías Rojas, Fertoli; Lisandro López and Reniero.
The summoned list is as follows: Archers: Gabriel Arias, Gastón Gómez and Matías Ibáñez; defenders: Alexis Soto, Eugenio Mena, Lucas Orban, Mauricio Martínez and Leonardo Sigali.
The midfielders elected are: Nery Domínguez, Matías Rojas, Walter Montoya, Marcelo Díaz, Augusto Solari, Leonel Miranda, Julián López, Fabricio Domínguez, Carlos Alcaraz and Tiago Banega, Forwards: Lisandro López, Darío Cvitanich, Héctor Fértoli, Jonatan Cristaldo, Nicolás Reniero and Benjamín Garré.
The footballers who were left out of the list of 40 professionals that was presented by Racing to Conmebol are: Zaracho, Pillud, Daniel Juárez, Juan Cáceres, Fernando Prado, Elías Machuca. Matías Núñez, Ángel Gómez, Luca Andrada, Sergio Sánchez, Lorenzo Melgarejo, Mauro Luque, Agustín Ortiz, Alan Ortiz, Evelio Cardozo and Santiago Godoy.
The academic staff was concentrated in the Hotel Savoy, located in downtown Buenos Aires, after the morning practice held this Monday morning in the main field of the Cilindro.
Players “albicelestes” They began the day with the usual preventive tests at the beginning of the week and, later, they carried out circuits of reduced passes of possession and technical-tactical tasks under the orders of Beccacece.
Ahead of the clash on Thursday, the players and the coaching staff were concentrated and will only leave the hotel for training on Tuesday and Wednesday to finalize details with a view to the match against the team charrúa.
The Academy and The Bag They lead their group with six units, while Alianza Lima, from Peru, and Estudiantes de Mérida, from Venezuela, close the table without points.
Racing will host Nacional de Montevideo next Thursday from 5 pm at the Juan Domingo Perón stadium, in a match valid for the third day of Group F of the Copa Libertadores de América soccer.