Sporting To avoid contagion, the rojiblancos traveled in two buses
Pending the resolution of the Competition Committee, the technician Miroslav Djukic decided to travel with all his players, including the 10 patients. Thus, at 1:00 p.m., Sporting started the trip to Saragossa, although I did it in two different coaches. In one the 10 men with the flu were traveling and in the other the 12 who were still healthy. The latter was unexpectedly joined by Berto Espeso, especially because of the delicate situation. With l, 13 in total were the available troops.
Before, approximately at 12 noon, the Competition Committee I had already transferred the request of Sporting to Zaragoza. The Mao team must respond at 4 pm at the latest. Then, from this moment, the federative body can begin its assessment.
A meeting that has finally concluded with the decision to postpone the match, scheduled initially for Friday at 9:00 p.m. It is curious that this season had already been postponed a meeting, precisely, with Zaragoza as a victim. Those of Vctor Fernndez saw the date of his visit to Fuenlabrada modified. Now, both teams have until Friday at 2:00 pm to agree on a new date. Otherwise, the decision will be of the Competition Committee.
Granted the postponement or the lesser evil, nor for Sporting is good news. The Djukic era, who only by its arrival has returned part of the lost hope, must wait for its premiere. For now, the 23 rojiblancos players called volvern tomorrow, Friday, first thing After spending the night in Zaragoza.
Zaragoza, minutes after knowing the postponement of the match, made a statement in which you can read:
"The ReaZaragoza has the obligation to abide by the decision of the Competition Committee of the Spanish Royal Federation of Soccer to postpone the match that must be played this Friday, January 3, starting at 9:00 p.m. in La Romareda before Sporting de Gijn, due to the health problems of various players in the Asturian team.
However, the Club communicates that, having previously requested allegations from the Competition Committee itself and understanding the situation of Real Sporting footballers, Real Zaragoza expresses its will that the match be played at the date and time initially marked, on January 3, at 9:00 p.m., to safeguard your sports interests and with him Encourage avoiding major disorders to their own subscribers and fans.
At the same time, Real Zaragoza has transmitted to the Spanish Federation its request that, given the unquestionable importance of this type of incident, which has already been the subject of this season, and with a general character, The medical reports of players who may be affected by physical problems of this field are carried out by medical doctors independent of their own clubs, and have the essential support of the Spanish Federation itself when making a decision on the postponement of matches. What will guarantee the legal safeguard and integrity of the Competition itself. "