Regardless of their pleas to have the sport postponed, the league pressured the group to face Boyaca Chico down 4 gamers
Colombian top-flight facet Rionegro Aguilas have been pressured to play Boyaca Chico with simply seven gamers on Sunday as a consequence of accidents and Covid-19 circumstances throughout the group.
Impressively, Aguilas managed to carry their opponents scoreless for 57 minutes earlier than finally conceding thrice in a 3-0 defeat.
The match was suspended after Aguilas participant Giovanny Martinez was injured and could not proceed within the 79th minute, placing his facet under the minimal gamers required to play.
Why did the sport go ahead?
Aguilas petitioned the Colombian high flight, Categoria Primera A, to postpone the sport after 16 of their gamers examined optimistic for Covid-19, with an extra seven injured.
Nonetheless, the league ordered the sport to maneuver ahead, with Aguilas solely in a position to subject seven wholesome gamers – together with two goalkeepers.
In a statement posted on Twitter before the game, Aguilas stated they have been taking part in solely to keep away from “extreme sanctions”.
Chatting with Win Sports earlier this week, league president Fernando Jaramillo stated: “If there are seven gamers obtainable, it’s a must to present up with these seven gamers.”
What occurred within the sport?
Previous to the match, Aguilas introduced their matchday squad on Twitter in cheeky style, saying: “The 18 … sorry the seven known as up for probably the most unequal sport in historical past.”
— Águilas Doradas (@AguilasDoradas) April 11, 2021
The seven Aguilas gamers posed earlier than the match with banners that learn “LIFE FIRST” and “#CLEANPLAY”.
Although they held out bravely for almost an hour, Boyaca Chico netted on 57 minutes earlier than shortly scoring twice extra.