Conmebol decided suspend and change the venue of the match scheduled for this Wednesday between Patronato and Olimpia, from Paraguay, for the fourth date of Group H of the Copa Libertadores, due to the storm of heavy rains and winds that hit the Entre Ríos city of Paraná and the region. The agency reported that the meeting It will be played this Thursday at the same time but at the Brigadier Estanislao López stadium, in Colónin Santa Fe.
The security operation was scheduled for 3:00 p.m., but it began later due to flooding in the area of the stadium, where there are blocks in which the water reaches the height of the knees and even two streets were impassable, with several stranded cars. In addition, A delegation from Olympia toured the lawn this morning and had asked to postpone the matchscheduled as it was said for 19.
The vice president of the Paraguayan club, Pedro Ballota, explained to Canal Once de Paraná that both clubs intended to playbut by “continuing to rain, They do not give the conditions and you have to take care of the players’ bodiesthe stadium itself and obviously the people”.
His peer on Board of Trustees, Oscar Lenzi, assured that more than 15 people are working on the pitch. The drainage of the stadium “is working fully”, although “it is very complicated, if the water does not stop falling, it will not cope“, he completed. “We put tarps all over the grass, but a lot of water fell and leaks everywhere,” Lenzi finally explained.