When could the match between Gimnasia and Boca Juniors be played, which was suspended due to serious incidents?

The footballers of the Wolf leave the playing field affected by the gases (REUTERS / Jose Brusco)
The footballers of the Wolf leave the playing field affected by the gases (REUTERS / Jose Brusco)

Only 9 minutes of the duel between Gymnastics La Plata and Boca Juniors by the date 23 of the Professional League: When the cloud of tear gas from the police action outside the Bosque stadium invaded the playing field, referee Hernán Mastrángelo ordered its interruption and 45 minutes later, the suspension. Given the serious incidents, which ended with several injuries and one death, the football spectacle went completely into the background. However, although there is still no official voice to confirm it, there is a tentative date for the recovery of the remaining time of a key match in the definition of the title.

Although in principle it was speculated that the match could be played this Friday at 11 a.m. in a stadium to be designated, the hypothesis was diluted over time and while the teams remained in the locker rooms under cover and waiting for the bus (the del Xeneize), and the news from their families who were in the audience (those from Gimnasia).

The one who buried the versions was Eduardo Aparicio, owner of Aprevide, especially after confirmation of death Cesar Regueiro56, who died of cardiac arrest while being transferred in an ambulance to the San Martín hospital. “Do not play”he underlined.

Consequently, in the feverish calls between the AFA and the Professional League, another possible date emerged: on October 19. “If you see the calendar, it is the only possible gap”, they indicated to Infobae. The problem is that said Wednesday (and Thursday 20) were the scheduled days for the semifinals of the Argentine Cup. And in one of them, Boca is the protagonist, since she will collide with the Board of Trustees. Therefore, they must first talk to the organizers to relocate said match and make room for the one recently postponed due to the incidents.

Of course, the Juan Carmelo Zerillo stadium was closed and, given the seriousness of the case, and before the investigation that will be opened to determine if there was an overselling of tickets that offered the spark for the chaos, it will hardly be available for that date. Then, the clash, behind closed doors, will also change the scene.

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