The preview of the match between Racing de Avellaneda and CA Rentistas starred in a scare that could end in tragedy after the hotel room of one of its players caught fire. Francisco Duarte, seeing that there was nothing he could do to avoid the flames from his room, had to hang from a building window to escape the fire.
Both he and Andres Rodales and Damian Malrechauffe gave positive in covid in the tests carried out upon their arrival in Buenos Aires for the aforementioned match and they were isolated at the Las Américas hotel. It was in his room where it was generated a fire that forced him to go out the window and hang himself while waiting for rescue services.
After the effective work of the firefighters, Rentistas himself confirmed that “all the corresponding analyzes were carried out which did not show no complication“As he told ESPN, Duarte did not realize the fire until he saw the flames, since the loss of smell due to the coronavirus prevented him from perceiving the smell of smoke.
Fortunately, the worst of the night was “only” the Rentistas defeat at Racing’s home 3-0 in the last match of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.