Thirteen River players passed medical controls and await negative PCR

Thirteen of the fifteen River Plate footballers infected with coronavirus before the superclassic against Boca Juniors today passed the medical controls carried out by the club and await the negative result of the PCR test to which they will undergo in the next few hours to play again this Tuesday against Fluminense from Brazil, on the last date of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.

Franco Armani, Germán Lux, Franco Petroli, Robert Rojas, Bruno Zuculini, Tomás Castro, Santiago Simón, Nicolás de la Cruz, Agustín Palavecino, Rafael Santos Borré, Matías Suárez, Federico Girotti and Benjamín Rollheiser are those that could be available in case of receiving the epidemiological discharge.

Meanwhile, the Chilean defender Paulo Díaz will have to carry out new cardiological studies and the goalkeeper Enrique Bologna presented a beginning of pneumonia, so both were ruled out.

On the other hand, forward Agustín Fontana returned to practice this morning at the Ezeiza site after testing negative after being isolated in a preventive manner due to the presence of symptoms of fatigue and decay.

In this way, Fontana trained normally along with the 9 available players that Marcelo Gallardo has today, waiting to recover between tomorrow and the same Tuesday some of the 15 infected who met before the superclassic.

In addition to Fontana, Milton Casco, Jonatan Maidana, David Martínez were trained. Julián Alvarez, Tomás Lecanda, Felipe Peña and Jorge Carrascal, while Javier Pinola and Enzo Pérez did it with special tasks.

The defender Pinola already has a medical discharge due to the fracture in his elbow that he suffered on February 28, and if necessary, he could be part of the team next Tuesday against Fluminense in the closing of the Copa Libertadores group.

While Enzo Pérez awaits the evolution of his infected teammates since he has a muscle strain in the right hamstring and if the infected archers do not recover, he should put diver 24 again as happened against Independiente Santa Fe.

In relation to the rest of the aforementioned players and they still remain isolated, tomorrow will be a key day to know if they can count on them because they will be tested after the 10 days that Conmebol requests for epidemiological discharge.

Likewise, those who will no longer be able to play are those who tested positive on Friday, José Pardela and Fabricio Angileri and Leonardo Ponzio, Alex Vigo, Gonzalo Montiel, Flabian Londoño and Lucas Beltrán, positive last Monday, also said goodbye to the season.

Gallardo’s team finishes the Cup group against the Rio de Janeiro team and needs an equality to be able to start first, while if they lose it will depend on Junior not beating Independiente Santa Fe to be able to enter as second.

Finally, after the historic victory last Wednesday against the Bogotá team by 2-1 River has a guaranteed place to play the final stages of the Copa Sudamericana, which, like the Libertadores, will continue in July after the Copa América.

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