After Colombian midfielder Edwin Cardona could not join the training for having contracted coronavirus, this Thursday three other Racing Club footballers tested positive and they turned the campus into one of the ones that presented the most cases at the beginning of the preseason.

As detailed by the official account of the Avellaneda club, Mauricio Martínez, Benjamín Garré and Ignacio Galván “woke up with symptoms” and “they are in good health and isolated in their respective homes.”


In this way, DT Fernando Gago adds a new headache, since he loses three players in the middle of the preseason, which moved back to the Cylinder after a week at the AFA site in Ezeiza.

The good news for the coach is that little by little the players who had contracted Covid-19 at the beginning are also integrating. It is that these days, the Academy is at a stage in which just as it loses players due to the coronavirus, it recovers them.

In fact, this Thursday Enzo Copetti, Gonzalo Piovi and Julián López, some of the more than ten positive cases, were present that have been presented so far Racing Club being one of the most affected teams, along with Rosario Central and Vélez Sarsfield.


other players who are awaiting discharge are Gonzalo Cordoba and Fernando Prado, Who tested positive last Friday and they will return next monday in the morning.

With the start of the tournament being postponed for a week, Gago planned a fourth warm-up friendly with a rival to be confirmed, which could be Tigre, recently promoted to the Professional League, 5th February.

In this point, the first three games of training will be on the 22, 26 and 29 of this month, against Defensores de Belgrano, the Sarmiento of Junin by Lisandro “Licha” López (Idol of the Academy) and Atletico Tucuman, respectively.