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Boca issued a statement about the controversy with Andrada in Ecuador and told how the goalkeeper is doing


The xeneize entity explained what happened to the goalkeeper in Guayaquil, when it was detected that he had coronavirus and why he cannot return to the country.

05/05/2021 2:49 PM

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 05/05/2021 2:49 PM




Barcelona in Guayaquil

was not the only disappointment for Miguel Ángel Russo's team on their journey to Ecuador.

Upon arriving in the northern country, Esteban Andrada was isolated for having tested positive for


, and the goalkeeper was left in the middle of a diplomatic and sanitary pull because he still could not return to Argentina.

His wife Nerina Galasso spoke on social networks, where she unloaded her anger and despair at not being able to meet the father of her children.

"Shame. Lack of respect. Ungrateful. They shit on him and on us. MERCENARIES," the woman wrote, outraged by the treatment her husband received from Conmebol but also from Boca.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Ribera club expressed itself through a statement in which it explained what happened to its footballer, how he is at this time and how his return to Buenos Aires could happen.

Esteban Andrada and his wife, Nerina Galasso.

Photo: Instagram.

"Regarding the situation of goalkeeper Esteban Andrada, Boca Juniors reports that the player underwent a PCR test on Friday prior to the game with Lanús, the result of which was negative and, as required by Conmebol protocols, on Sunday after the match. commitment to the local tournament and prior to the departure of the flight, the entire delegation once again underwent the mandatory swabs, "the letter begins, published on the institution's official website.

That Sunday, Boca played against Lanús in the morning and a while later he got on a charter plane that took him to Guayaquil.

Andrada did not play against his former club because he expected to do so against Barcelona, ​​without knowing what awaited him on Ecuadorian soil.

"The team traveled to Guayaquil that Sunday afternoon and, upon arriving in Ecuador, the results of the tests were learned with a single positive, Andrada, who was immediately isolated and was under the assistance of the club's medical staff," he continues to explain. the notice.

Health personnel at the door of the Guayaquil hotel where Esteban Andrada is isolated.

Photo: AP Photo / Angel DeJesus.

And he adds: "Faced with this situation, the entire delegation returns (sic) to swab on Monday afternoon in Guayaquil giving only Esteban Andrada positive. After confirming the positive, Boca made a medical plane available to the player for his immediate return to the country , but the provisions in force in Argentina do not allow the entry of people with Covid 19 ".

Given the legal impossibility of bringing his goalkeeper to the country, Boca gave details about how and with whom the professional is at the moment.

"Consequently, since then, the player remains isolated, without symptoms and in good health, in the room of the Hilton Colon hotel accompanied by the Boca doctor Dr. Daniel Ponczosznik, with the assistance and support of the Consulate and complying with the protocols of rigor to be able to return to Argentina as soon as possible, "the statement closed.

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Source: clarin

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