In videos, the athlete appears relaxed in a pagoda with dozens of people and without the use of a protective mask against the new coronavirus.
Guga during Atlético-MG match in the Brazilian Championship
O Atlético-MG announced this Monday afternoon, 19, that he fined the right-back Guga, spotted in a pagoda last Sunday night. In a statement, the club also said that the player will comply with the isolation period established in the health protocol against Covid-19. Thus, he will be low in the match against the Boca Juniors, scheduled for tomorrow, at home, and valid for the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores da America. With the tie at 0 to 0 in La Bombonera, last week, Galo needs just one win to advance in the competition. A tie for two or more goals, however, favors the Argentine team.
“The Clube Atlético Mineiro informs that the athlete Guga was punished by the board for violating the health protocol adopted by the institution. In addition to a pecuniary fine, Guga was removed from activities and will comply with the isolation period set by the medical department. The player is, therefore, out of the match against Boca Juniors, this Tuesday, for the Copa Libertadores”, informed the board, who learned of the case involving the wing through social networks. In videos, the athlete appears relaxed in a pagoda with dozens of people and without the use of a protective mask against the new coronavirus.
Guga, Atlético-MG’s side, singing at a party in Belo Horizonte, this Sunday.
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In this way, coach Cuca will not have his two full-backs considered holders. On the left, Guilherme Arana is short, as he is serving the Brazilian Olympic team at the Tokyo-2020 Games. Thus, Mariano and Dodô must replace the players against Boca. “We’ve been going through some problems with embezzlement, something that happens throughout the season, but the board has assembled a competitive squad to go through these moments without losing performance,” said Dodô, who returned to the game against Corinthians and now hopes to contribute for the miners to advance. “I felt good against Corinthians, I played the 90 minutes and I’m feeling good. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I will be available to help. It has everything to be a great game, but we hope to be happy and the Atlético-MG fans too”, emphasized the left-back. “We are maintaining good performance and this is important, it values everyone who is working at Atlético-MG”, completed the forward.