Argentina met the Metropolitan of Barranquilla where tomorrow it visits Colombia
Argentina met the Metropolitan of Barranquilla where tomorrow it visits Colombia

The Argentine team made a brief reconnaissance tonight of the playing field of the “Roberto Meléndez” Metropolitan Stadium, in Barranquilla, the scene of tomorrow’s match at 20 (18 local time) against Colombia, for the eighth date of the South American Qualifiers.

The light training session was scheduled for the same starting time of tomorrow’s game, but had to be delayed for an hour due to an intense downpour that prevented the team from leaving the hotel where it is concentrated.

But as the rain did not stop, the group of players led by Lionel Scaloni went anyway to the stage of the match against the Colombians and did regenerative and playful work for about 40 minutes, after which they returned to the hotel where they arrived shortly. after 20 local.

Upon entering the hotel, the Argentine team was received and cheered by a hundred Colombian fans dressed in T-shirts of the Argentine team as well as Barcelona, ​​whose main objective was to make eye contact with Lionel Messi, since for all of them the Rosario is their “idol”, according to what they entrusted to TyC Sports.

The match between Argentines and Colombians will be played tomorrow in the presence of 10,000 spectators who constitute 20 percent of the capacity of the Metropolitan Stadium, with capacity for almost 50,000 spectators.

This stadium, which on May 11th celebrated its 35th anniversary, replacing the previous one, called Romelio Martínez, is the stage where Junior, from Barranquilla, plays as a local. And his name is Roberto Meléndez in homage to a famous striker of this club who looked in the 1930s, in times of amateurism, and as a coach in the 1940s, with the advent of professionalism.

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