National COE denies request from Barcelona SC to play with the public against Vélez Sarsfield for the Copa Libertadores | Football | sports

The yellows come to this meeting with the mission of winning by more than 2 goals and should not receive so many against.

The request of the Barcelona Sporting Club board of directors was denied to play on Wednesday (17:15) with the public the rematch duel against Vélez Sarsfield at the Monumental Banco Pichincha stadium, for the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.

In a press conference to publicize the new cases of infected by the Delta variant of COVID-19, Juan Zapata, president of the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE-N), and delegates from the Ministry of Health indicated that they did not accept the request of the bullfighting institution.

“Another of the resolutions that the plenary of the national COE has taken today (Monday, July 19), is to deny the request of the Barcelona club regarding the Conmebol international cup match, they asked us to do it with 5% (around of 3,000 fans) of the capacity of its stadium capacity, therefore the plenary has ratified that Ecuadorian football, both in the Pro League championship and the Conmebol cups, will continue to be done without the presence of the public, much more so in the conditions that we are in at the moment and Guayaquil is in a state of exception ”, commented Zapata.

The yellows come to this meeting with the mission of winning by more than 2 goals and should not receive so many against to eliminate the Argentines, who won 1-0 in the first leg.

The winner of this key will clash with the winner of the compromise between Fluminense from Brazil and Cerro Porteño from Paraguay. The Cariocas have a 2-0 lead. (D)

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