The entire Boca Juniors delegation that returned from Brazil on Wednesday is isolated in a hotel and, for the moment, is waiting to know the steps to follow.
According to information from Emiliano Raddi in SportsCenter AMUntil now, no authority has been contacted to give the details of the seven-day isolation they must comply with. For now, Miguel Ángel Russo gave the squad the day off.
Meanwhile, they are waiting to be defined if their request to postpone Saturday’s game against Banfield and next Tuesday against San Lorenzo is approved. Alina Moine announced on ESPN news that, in principle, most clubs would not agree to give Boca extra time.
The xeneize campus must comply with isolation by provision of the Ministry of Health of Argentina, which considered that the bubble in Brazil was broken, dDue to the “contact outside of what was stipulated” that occurred at the end of the match against Atlético Mineiro, when a fight broke out that led to the transfer of several players to a Brazilian police station.
The consulate in Belo Horizonte and with the endorsement of CONMEBOL had ensured that the bubble of the Xeneize delegation had been maintained, but it could be considered that the isolation was broken at the time of giving statements at the police station.
Boca lost his flight back to Buenos Aires after the fight the day before, in the dressing rooms of the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, when he was eliminated from the Copa Libertadores, and was only able to return to his country when those involved completed their statements at a police station of the Brazilian city.
The confusion was caused by the Argentines after being defeated 3-1 by Atlético Mineiro and had to be contained by the Police who ended up transferring several members of Boca to a police station where they spent the night after confirming with the security cameras of the stage their responsibility in the brawl.
The fight came after Mineiro eliminated Boca Juniors 3-1 on penalties, after goalless draws in the first and second leg matches, and guaranteed their place in the Libertadores quarterfinals.
In addition to attacking Atlético Mineiro leaders and players, as well as members of the security team, the Argentines demolished protection stands, a sound amplifier and other objects, in addition to throwing bottles of water at their rivals.
Nine members of the delegation of the Argentine club were identified in the cameras by the authorities and are accused of assault and damage to property.