This Monday (23), the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo highlighted the match of the local team, Barcelona, against Flamengo, in the semifinal of the Copa Libertadores da América.
The newspaper needled forward Gabigol stating that the player did not “is confident despite the economic difference between the two teams”. To reach this conclusion, the publication highlighted the statement of the red-black striker after qualifying for the semifinal.
“We will respect Barcelona-EQU a lot. Whoever didn’t do that is now eliminated from the Copa Libertadores” , said the Flamengo player.
The financial difference also gained repercussions in the Ecuadorian media. The Brazilian club’s budget for the 2021 season is 155 million dollars. While Barcelona’s is 10.5 million dollars.
The first match between the two teams will be at Maracanã, on September 22nd. The return game will take place on the 29th of the same month.