Versus / Richard Ortiz, unexpected last minute drop at Olimpia

2022 Libertadores Cup

May 16 19:30

Olimpia travel to the Argentine city of Santa Fe, where next Wednesday they will face Colón in a key game to their aspirations of qualifying for the last 16.

But the striped delegation got some bad news at the last minute, as its captain Richard Ortiz suffered an injury and ended up missing the trip to Santa Fe, according to information from Nación Media group journalist lvaro Aponte.

However, via its official network account, the club put Richard Ortiz on the travelers list, but everything indicates that the midfielder and captain dean will not be in Santa Fe for this decisive match.

Julio César Cáceres will have to plan with whom to replace Ortiz, taking into account that he also cannot count on Marcos Gómez, suspended for collecting a yellow card.

Fernando Cardozo, also suspended, and Jorge Recalde, in the process of recovering, also did not participate.

Returning, traveling and even starting will be centre-back Antolín Alcaraz, who has missed the last few games.

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Paraguay abroad

May 16 17:58

Newcastle beat Arsenal for matchday 37 of the Premier League 2-0, a result which kept the ‘Shooters’ away from the possibility of playing Champions League again next season after a six year absence.

Paraguayan footballer Miguel Almirón was one of the big figures of the match, moving right and center, producing dangerous play. His compatriot was substituted after 75 minutes, he left the field of play to much applause.

According to SofaScore’s special account, Almirón has a score of 7.0. With 91% accurate passes, two dribbles won, 1 key pass and 6 of 8 duels won.

Accidentally, Arsenal defender Ben White finally found the prize for Newcastle’s dominance by opening the scoring early in the second half (55).

The ‘Gunners’ not only reacted but could have conceded more goals (with opportunities wasted by Jacob Murphy and Callum Wilson), until Brazil’s Bruno Guimaraes, one of the symbols of a Newcastle comeback who looked set to be relegated in January, was handed a penalty. bit to the end (85).

London, England. AFP.

Photo: Sofascore.

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Paraguay abroad

May 16 16:49

Paraguay goalkeeper from Puebla de México, Antony Silva, became the center of attention in the MX league after his side’s elimination against América. As is known, white and red failed in arbitration in that match as they overturned a closed penalty via VAR for suspected overtaking.

The Paraguayan spoke about it in an interview with Versus Radio and gave his views on the application of technology in football. “I think VAR is for other things, like fouls and guys, for penalties, I don’t see that technology is useful, it’s frustrating, but sadly it’s part of football today” said one of the National Team captains .

One of Silva’s legs was not on the line in a controversial game, so VAR overturned his intervention, the penalty had to be replayed and it was the American goal. His compatriot wrote on Twitter and hinted that “they are destroying football.”

Regarding the possible sanction by Liga Mx on his publication, Silva pointed out that: “I’m not saying anything that is inappropriate, I don’t see any reason for the sanction” he explained.

Silva arrived at Puebla in the 2021 season, became a great figure at the institution and is insured at the club until 2023.

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