The IESS seized the Barcelona Monumental stadium for late employer’s debt of the club, which affects 73 employees of the yellow team, tomorrow may receive Macara, in the opening round of the second stage of Ecuadorian soccer tournament, but the stadium will be paid by Social Security. If Barcelona fails to pay around $ 523 386, to play their next game in two weeks, the yellow team would rent their stadium. The leadership of Barcelona said it will pay.
Yesterday, on the restart of the championship, Liga de Loja thrashed 4-0 to Deportivo Quito in the stadium Reina del Cisne, with the debut of the historical technical director Alex Aguinaga, just outside the club Quito, where he began his successful career as a player. Aguinaga had directed Barcelona and another team in Mexico.
Deportivo Quito is one of the contenders to win the second stage of the championship, to play the final against Emelec, who won the first. The Quito team made a good campaign in the initial phase, although the players and coaches have not received their payments for several months.
Barcelona is the other candidate who, as national champion, set out to win this stage, but the departure of their star midfielder, Damian Diaz, transferred to an Arabic soccer team, and the possible departure of the striker Ariel Nahuelpan to Mexico could truncate the objective that even would aggravate the exit of the defense player Frickson Erazo, tempted by English soccer. The team suffered yesterday the seizing of their stadium, which increases its economic mess.
On the other side is Liga de Quito, who despite of not suffering the economic hardships of its rivals it could not come first in the initial phase, which was the second behind Emelec. Its foreign reinforcements did not work out and had to change two of them. The Paraguayan Benitez and Argentine Bou, newcomers, are hoping to win the second stage that morning, in their first game, facing Catholic University.
The already qualified team to the final, Emelec, would visit Quevedo, tomorrow, when other matches are played between El Nacional and Cuenca in Atahualpa stadium, and Manta versus Independiente in Jocay.