Matías Zaracho tested positive for covid-19 so he will not be able to be present against Nacional on Thursday at the restart of CONMEBOL Libertadores for Racing. Fortunately, he is asymptomatic.
The midfielder, who is already at home, must remain isolated for two weeks so he will also miss the visit to Alianza Lima next Wednesday.
As reported by the club in a statement, “the rest of the tests to the squad, youth, coaching staff and assistants were negative.”
The young promise of Argentine soccer participated yesterday in the practice with his teammates and had been part of the starting team stopped by Sebastián Beccacece, formed by Gabriel Arias; Walter Montoya, Nery Domínguez, Leonardo Sigali and Eugenio Mena; Matías Zaracho, Leonel Miranda, Matías Rojas and Héctor Fértoli; Lisandro Lopez and Nicolás Reniero.
The coach loses a key player as he is largely responsible for generating football and bringing freshness to the team’s attack. At just 22 years old, the Wilde-born has scored twelve goals in 94 games. In addition, it already has two titles on top: Super League and 2019 Champions Trophy.
It should be noted that Iván Pillud also misses this meeting for having tested positive a week ago, along with the youth Lucas Núñez. Previously, the Academy had had the cases of Thiago Banega and Juan José Cáceres.
Racing is the leader of Group F with six points and if they win on Thursday they will make an important difference that will leave them very close to qualifying for the round of 16.