07/20/2021 at 6:21 AM CEST
. / Rio de Janeiro
The Atlético Mineiro sanctioned right-back Guga on Monday for violating the club’s health security protocols by go to a party, so the player will miss Tuesday’s game with Boca Juniors Argentinian of the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores. The city of Belo Horizonte as a whole reported on its social networks that the player was sanctioned with a fine and that he will be temporarily separated from the rest of the players while he meets the isolation period determined by the medical department in cases of suspected covid. The sanction automatically makes him a new loss for Atlético Mineiro for Tuesday’s game in which the Brazilian team, after having drawn 0-0 in their visit to Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires last week in the first leg, need a victory by any marker to advance to the quarterfinals of the Libertadores.
Guga was surprised by fans at dawn this Monday at a party in which, in addition to not wearing a mask, there were crowds, which is prohibited by the Atlético Mineiro health protocol to prevent covid infections. Although the lateral tried to deny his presence at the party, a video posted on social media showed him singing in the middle of an agglomeration and without any preventive measure. The club reported this Monday that the player “was sanctioned by the management for violating the health protocol adopted by the institution.”
Mineiro had already lost Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas, who contracted covid, for the game with Boca Juniors, and he will not be able to count on midfielder Jair due to injury or defender Guilherme Arana, summoned to play with the Brazilian team in the Games Tokyo Olympics. Despite the losses, Atlético Mineiro is confident of a victory over Boca Juniors after the victory against Corinthians 1-2 this weekend in Sao Paulo, with a double from Hulk, which placed him second in the Brazilian Championship , just three points behind Palmeiras from São Paulo, who leads the tournament with 28.