Martín Brignani, Estudiantes de Mérida coach who had to follow his team’s victory for CONMEBOL Libertadores from Mar del Plata on Wednesday, recounted how he experienced that unprecedented situation: “I found out about the winning goal before because my daughter saw it elsewhere. of the house where the image had already arrived ”.
The coach could not travel to Venezuela to lead his team due to the pandemic situation and that is why he had to delegate that function. “The changes were agreed with my main aide-de-camp who was in his department isolated by COVID-19 and with the other assistant who was the one who directed,” he said in a radio interview with the Planeta 947 program.
“My family was by my side during the game and in silence, but with the 0-2 they disappeared just in case. We met with a friend who is also a coach and my son who was taking some notes and at one point I heard my daughter shout the winning goal in another part of the house because the image came to her earlier, ”said the DT.
In addition, he said that “he is doing the paperwork to travel to Venezuela from Uruguay on the Nacional flight”, his next rival in the Cup on Tuesday. “We are trying to do everything possible to travel with the Nacional team. We played against them on Tuesday in Venezuela. All the procedures are being carried out at the Foreign Ministry and in the next few hours there will be definitions, ”he explained.
It should be noted that his team beat Alianza Lima 3-2 on Wednesday and reached third place in Group F, led by the Academy and the Uruguayan Tricolor, who play today, with six points.