The arrival of Edwin Cardona to Boca training
Edwin Cardona arrived at Boca’s premises in Ezeiza and held his first training session with the club. After completing the 14 days of isolation, he barely stepped on Argentine soil, the Colombian placed himself under the orders of Sebastián Battaglia, the Reserve’s coach, in the evening work.
Like Gonzalo Maroni, Iván Marcone, Agustín Almendra and the youthful Agustín Lastra, For the others who train in Ezeiza, Cardona is looking for the best set-up for Boca’s return in the Copa Libertadores against Libertad in Paraguay, on September 17. Due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in the Xeneize health bubble, the three footballers have great chances of being headlines.
Before going to training at the Training Center, Edwin Cardona had already made the news for a post on his Instagram account. The Colombian surprised with a resounding physical change that generated a wave of comments in the networks. The fans highlighted the figure of the midfielder who wears several kilos less in relation to the image he had shown in his previous visit to Mexico.
The photo that Edwin Cardona uploaded to social networks and went viral (Instagram)
Boca’s doubts to resume in the Cup: Russo off the bench and the headline grid
In Boca, the presence of coach Miguel Russo in the two away games, against Libertad in Paraguay and Independiente Medellín in Colombia, is in doubt. in the resumption of the Copa Libertadores, while only 10 days before the return there is uncertainty about the team which team will perform.
DT Russo continues at home, with the comfort of knowing that his swab was negative, since he is a double risk patient because he is 64 years old and has had an oncological disease two years ago. For that reason, the club’s medical staff and the leadership will ask the coach not to travel to those two matches.
The practices are being directed these days by Mariano Herrón, one of Russo’s assistants, and the alternate physical trainer Alejandro Blasco. The other technical assistant, Leandro Somoza; goalkeeper coach Fernando Gayoso; and the main physical trainer Damien Lanatta, gave coronavirus positive in the PCR tests carried out last week.
“We want Miguel to be at home, not to come to the property. Let him run everything by Zoom ”, President Jorge said about it Ameal last Friday on Radio La Red.
Miguel Ángel Russo, Boca coach, may not travel to Paraguay for the reopening of the Copa Libertadores
It is expected that by September 17, when Boca will play in Paraguay, the members of the coaching staff will be recovered and in this way – if Russo does not travel – the coach would be Somoza.
Meanwhile, the 8 players who tested negative, plus the two who are immune from Covid-19, trained this morning on the two courts available at the hotel in the Ezeiza area where the squad is concentrated, in a group of three and through the sanitary corridor. And next Wednesday there will be new PCR tests, cardiological studies and regular check-ups.
In Boca they think that with these results, the 8 asymptomatic from the test last Monday, plus several of the 10 with symptoms that are now in good health, would test negative. Therefore, many starters could come to play against Libertad.
Boca trains at the Ezeiza Training Center
The campus will continue to be concentrated until next Saturday at the same hotel at the request of the Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires. Between that date and September 15, all those infected – if they test negative – except the last four cases recorded yesterday, will have a medical discharge from Conmebol.
Boca totals 30 cases of positive coronavirus, of which 22 are professional playersWhile three of the infected are members of the coaching staff, one of the medical team and six are employees of different areas of the club.
It should be remembered that Boca changed laboratories in the last 48 hours for two reasons: the soccer secretariat headed by Juan Román Riquelme considers that there were false negatives that could be the cause of the outbreak and because it bothered them that some journalists found out before the coaching staff and that the leaders about those false positives.
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