Olimpia will not have a starting goalkeeper to face Flamengo in Libertadores

Olimpia will not be able to count on goalkeeper Gastón Olveira against Flamengo, in the round of 16 clashes of the Copa Libertadores, scheduled for August 3 and 10. That’s because he suffered a fracture in his right forearm last Saturday, in the defeat against Resistencia, in the Paraguayan Championship. The recovery period, therefore, is four months.

“During the duel with Resistencia, the athlete received direct trauma to the right forearm. In the physical examination, in fact, he presented pain, inflammation and functional impotence. In the X-ray, therefore, a fracture was verified. estimated to return to play: four months”, informed the Asuncion club.

Gastón Olveira recovering in hospital –

Gastón Olveira recovering in hospital –

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Olimpia’s holder, Olveira is 30 years old and played 25 of the team’s 31 matches this season. At Libertadores, he didn’t just play in the last round of Group H, when the team had already qualified for the knockout stage.

On the occasion, who replaced Olveira in the 4-1 victory over Melgar was the immediate reserve Juan Espínola, 28 years old. He made eight games this season, one of them last Saturday, when the starter was injured.

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