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The electric club, runner-up in Ecuadorian soccer, will present its squad on February 9. Before, he will play two friendlies.January 14, 2022 - 10


The electric club, runner-up in Ecuadorian soccer, will present its squad on February 9. Before, he will play two friendlies.

January 14, 2022 – 10:09 a.m.

The Blue Explosion, an annual event in which Emelec presents the squad with which it will face the campaign, will have this 2022 as a rival team invited to the Colombian Millonarios, a game that is part of the electric club’s pre-season friendlies.

The meeting with those in blue and white will be on Wednesday, February 9 (8:00 p.m.) at the George Capwell stadium, in Guayaquil, the Buenos Aires institution announced on social networks on Thursday.

Millionaires joins a list of teams invited to the Blue Explosion since 2007. Before, the event had other names.

In the last fifteen years they have been part of the party Liga de Portoviejo (2007 and 2020), Independiente Medellín (2008 and 2012), Sporting Cristal (2009 and 2019), Independiente del Valle (2010), Universidad de San Martín (2011 and 2013 ), University (2015), Alianza Lima (2016), New York City (2017), Guayaquil City (2018) and University Technician (2021). In 2014 there was not due to lack of time.

Emelec also reported that this January the team led by Ismael Rescalvo will play two friendlies, on Sunday the 23rd and Saturday the 29th. They will be meetings behind closed doors at the Capwell. The rivals are yet to be confirmed.

The millionaire club, runner-up in the LigaPro Serie A 2021, will present a partially renewed squad for this season, in which, in addition to the domestic competition, it will play the Copa Libertadores from the group stage.

The nationals have arrived as signings Eddie Guevara (back), Roberto Garcés (midfielder), Kevin Rivera (midfielder), Marcos Caicedo (attacker) and Jeison Chalá (attacker), and the Argentines Gustavo Canto (back) and Mauro Quiroga (attacker) . Striker Byron Palacios also returned, previously on loan to El Nacional. Another foreign defender could still arrive.

Among Emelec’s casualties this year, Óscar Bagüí, Luca Sosa, Leandro Vega (Argentine), Jefferson Orejuela, Lassane Bangoura (Guinean) and Facundo Barceló (Uruguayan) stand out.

Serie A 2022 will start on February 18 and is expected to end in November, before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (D)