The Copa Libertadores match between the teams from Sporting Cristal and Flamengo would be played behind closed doors today in the National State after the Peruvian government decreed a state of emergency and a curfew from 2:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 5.
This duel for group H of the Copa Libertadores was scheduled to be played from 7:30 p.m. (Peruvian time) in front of thousands of fans who had purchased their tickets, but who now must watch the game from home due to the mandatory immobilization ordered by President Pedro Castillo through a message to the Nation around midnight yesterday.
According to the latest information, the directors of Flamengo and those of Conmebol indicated their desire not to cancel the match and play it behind closed doors “for a matter of calendar”.
Earlier the Minister of Justice, Felix Chero, spoke about the Crystal vs Flamengo and maintained that “it will have to be rescheduled. Let us not forget that in exceptional measures there are extraordinary actions that must be adopted. I think we are all football lovers, we all enjoy the matches, but a football match cannot take precedence over the tranquility that the country needs”.
So far Sporting Cristal has not made an official statement and everything will depend on the decision reached by both teams with Conmebol.
The meeting for the Copa Libertadores had the security guarantees of the Ministry of the Interior, but the protests and social demonstrations in Lima increased and eThe Government decided to decree a curfew for the entire day on Tuesday.
Gustavo Henrique Dando Choque, from ‘Diario Do Fla’, maintained that Flamengo continues with its activities as normal and awaits the official confirmation that the match will be played today at the National Stadium. “Here everything is stopped, there is practically no one on the street and we have to wait to see what happens in the next few hours”
ALLIANCE VS RIVER
Given the difficult situation in the Peruvian capital, River Plate is waiting for a confirmation by Conmebol about the match he will play against Alianza Lima.
Those led by Marcelo Gallardo planned to train this morning at the Ezeiza site and then, at 3:50 p.m. (Argentine time), fly to the capital of Peru on a charter flight. Within the list of 24 soccer players who would be staying at the Marriot hotel, the presence of the Colombian youth Flabián Londoño and the absences of the Chilean Paulo Díaz and José Paradela (both positive for COVID-19) stand out.
In Lima, the Ministry of the Interior gave security guarantees for the duel to be played at the National Stadium.
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