The draws of the competitions always give something to talk about. The eternal suspicion of hot and cold balls and the claims of the clubs for the pairings are the order of the day and the ceremony in which the keys to the round of 16 of the Liberators cup they were no exception. Beyond the complaints of the fans of one and another box, the one that caught the attention was Horace Paganiwho made a harsh accusation against the Conmebol.
Boca fans shouted to the sky after Xeneize was drawn with Corinthians while River will play against Vélez and, if they advance, they would cross paths with the winner of Talleres and Colón. In this line, Pagani lashed out at the Conmebol and a supposed favoring with the Millionaire: “River was favored, with Conmebol he always comes out well placed. He has to play the first two instances with Argentine teams, which are also not the strongest at the moment, his pass is practically assured towards the semifinal”, he assured before giving some reasons why, according to his vision, the draw would have been rigged.
“Now that I am seeing that they continue to take out the papers from below, I see a man, from below, do you see?”, he said Pagani to begin his argument when he saw how Fred Nantes, Conmebol’s director of competitions, opened the balls and announced the piece of paper of the drawn teams. The accusation of the experienced journalist caused the grace of Ariel Senosiain, his program partner in TyC Sports, who assured that the Brazilian “has to be a magician” to do what he said Pagani.
After Senosiain’s intervention, Pagani He added: “It’s very clear, he opens the ball, do you see how he opens the ball and at one point lowers his hand? You can’t see it. Do you realize it?” He said before being interrupted by his teammates, who tried to hide the strange observation of the journalist.
The video of the accusation of Pagani to Conmebol It quickly went viral and found supporters among Boca fans, but the truth is that it is a claim without reason.