La Bombonera was once again in the eye of the storm precisely after an intense rain that affected the entire City of Buenos Aires and the suburbs, Boca could not play its match against Newell’s Old Boys due to the flooding of its playing field.
The truth is that although the water that fell throughout the day was a lot, this Sunday several First Division matches were played and even the final for the promotion to First B between Dock Sud and Berazategui not far from the stadium of the Xeneize.
It should be remembered that on August 8, the ‘Xeneize’ faced Argentinos in a very similar context, it was finally played and they finished 1-1. At that time, the different legs of the club agreed to get to work urgently and, therefore, not play at home until the end of the year. Faced with this potential scenario and with the return of the next public, the Soccer Council chaired by Juan Román Riquelme and the leadership led by Jorge Amor Ameal gave up although they came to make inquiries to move the venue to another stage for five months.
Regarding this issue, Jorge Bermúdez said: “The court takes a long time for the proper work to be done to solve this problem and we are committed to doing so, it is a job that should have been planned a long time ago, more than 20 years the court had to have this work done and it was not done.”
This is a problem that Boca appears frequently and does not finish solving. It can be remembered how employees had already made an effort in 2016, in the run-up to that unforgettable semifinal lost to Independiente del Valle for the Copa Libertadores, to improve the sector of the field that is close to the preferential audience: it was a custom of those years observe the accumulation of mud and wells in the face of intense rainfall.