The PCR test performed on River’s coach showed that he was not infected with Covid-19: he would direct the practice this afternoon.
Negative positive. Oxymoron forced by the pandemic and that closely celebrates – and on the eve of a local revival – to River. Marcelo Gallardo does not have coronavirus: the examination that they carried out this Thursday early in the morning confirmed the diagnosis: he is healthy. A news that the coach received with relief, a feeling that he will transform internally into energy to get into his private car and travel to Ezeiza to direct the afternoon practice at River Camp, set at 60% for the game that will be played against Banfield for the LPF Cup, the 300th of the deté in his successful six-and-a-half-year cycle at the club.
The result of the PCR test reassured Gallardo, who dragged his concern since Sunday. The DT had shared a family meal on Saturday with a youth from River who arrived from the Interior who had been invited by his son Matías and who, as of Monday, had planned to start training with the Reserve team. One day after the meeting, the boy learned the results of the tests that had been carried out on him. It was this positive that motivated the subsequent preventive confinement of the Doll As a result of maintaining close contact for more than 15 minutes with an infected person, something that occurred in a closed place and without wearing a mask, a context that favors the probability of the spread of the coronavirus.
Having waited the necessary days for your body to have time to generate antibodies and thus avoid a false negative, The head coach was given the relevant swab this Thursday at eight in the morning. The diagnosis was communicated to him around 15. And the negative generated tranquility, if not happiness. Although, in turn, he released from his forced confinement Gallardo so that he could get closer to the Camp, venue not only for the evening training -and artificially lit- that he decided to head this Thursday but also for the premiere at the local competition (Sunday at 9:15 p.m.).
In Núñez they had maintained a measured optimism regarding the case GallardoAlthough the fact that neither he nor his relatives had presented symptoms generated a certain tranquility, being the coronavirus a disease that can be spread asymptomatically, no one dared to celebrate ahead of time. It was necessary to wait for the swab performed by the Rossi Center specialists to be ready. After lunch, green light: everything was fine, something that opened up the possibility of resuming his work at the head of the squad in the run-up to a truly special football crossing, at least from the emotional point of view: will fulfill, the Doll, the three hundred presences in front of River, with an average of one title every 27.18 games.
There will be, then, no possibility of revenge for Matías Biscay, who would have led the team for the twelfth time if the Doll tested positive. In March and against the Quito League, the collaborator of the deté had lost his undefeated ten-game match (five draws, five victories) by falling 3-0 in the 2020 Libertadores premiere. He will, of course, be Gallardo’s side in Ezeiza. To celebrate the 300 in a positive context, paradoxically, thanks to a negative.