Time passed and CONMEBOL’s sanction for the incidents between Boca Juniors and Atlético Mineiro after the draw in Brazil by Libertadores Cup finally arrived. Several Xeneize players were suspended and among them is the Colombian Sebastian Villa, who was the starter in that meeting.
The series ended with a 0-0 aggregate and was defined from the penalty spot in Belo Horizonte. Nevertheless, Boca Juniors was upset during the 180 minutes because the VAR annulled two goals that would have meant qualification for the quarterfinals.
Once the match was over and the classification of the Brazilian team was completed, the Boca Juniors squad staged a fight with the Brazilian police in the locker room. These events triggered a strong sanction for several team members, including Sebastián Villa, which was made official this Friday, October 8. It is a sanction of a sporting and economic nature, which includes a suspension of between 2 and 6 matches for footballers.
The Colombian Villa He started in both games of the series and was also the protagonist in the decisive penalty shootout, in which he missed his penalty by finishing in the middle and was stopped by the goalkeeper.
SANCTION FOR BOCA JUNIORS PLAYERS
Sebastián Villa and Cristian Pavón: 6 dates
Marcos Rojo: 5 dates
Carlos Izquierdoz: 4 dates
Diego González: 3 dates
Javier Garcia: 2 dates