São Paulo could not debut at the Brasileirao due to coronavirus cases in Goiás


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São Paulo could not debut at the Brasileirao due to coronavirus cases in Goiás

The São Paulo team, which will be River’s first opponent in the return of the Copa Libertadores, had to postpone their meeting in Goiana for a dozen cases in their rival.

The ball in Brazil He rolled again several weeks ago with the restart of the state championships. And this weekend it was the turn of the expected Brazilian, which had several pending matches due to the dispute of the finals of the different regional competitions and to which was added among those postponed that of Goiás – Sao Paulo, although in this case because of COVID-19.

River’s first rival when the Copa Libertadores resumes, on September 17 at Morumbí, he could not make his debut in Serie A since, a few hours before the match, when the São Paulo team was already performing the usual pre-competitive exercises, his opponent confirmed 10 cases of coronavirus.

In a very confusing situation, shortly after the time set to start the match, the Brazilian Football Confederation sent the Goiano club the information that a dozen of the 23 tests were positive and, of them, eight players who would start , all of them concentrated since yesterday and quickly isolated.

Once the situation was known, what happened was communicated to the Superior Court of Sports Justice and the logical decision of the suspension was made. The controversy occurred because these tests were supposed to have their result last Thursday, but a change in the laboratory in charge of taking the samples caused it to be delayed until the day of the meeting, with the entire team concentrated.

Meanwhile, three other games could be played this Sunday. Flamengo, the last Cup champion, fell to Atlético Mineiro with a goal from Filipe Luis against. Meanwhile, Santos drew 1-1 with Bragantino, in a match in which Uruguayan Carlos Sánchez missed a penalty for Peixe.

To close the day, Gremio, with the Argentine Walter Kannemann and the Colombian Luis Orejuela as starters, beat Fluminense 1-0 (the Uruguayan Michel Araujo and the Peruvian Fernando Pacheco entered the complement).

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