Paraguayan footballer, Jesús Medina, scored a beautiful goal with the New York City jersey, a team that ended up losing 2-1 on his visit to Columbus Crew on the 14th date of Major League Soccer in the United States.
In a duel played at Lower.com Field, in Columbus (Ohio), the 24-year-old offensive midfielder scored the temporary tie in the 47th minute, after finding a rebound in the rival area and accommodating the capricious side of Eloy Room, rival goalkeeper.
Jesús Medina registered his sixth sacred cry in 12 games played in the current MLS season. It’s his 23rd goal in a New York City jersey since arriving in 2018.
New York City is seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference with 17 points. It is 10 points behind the leader, New England Revolution, a team that has two more games.
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) July 18, 2021
As the moment deserves and is taught by a sport as beautiful as football, the Olimpia club left the rivalry with the Cyclone for a moment and sent a heartfelt message to Francisco Arce, coach of Cerro Porteño, for the sensitive loss of his son Alexandro, barely 20 years old.
“On behalf of all the Olympian people, the Board of Directors, athletes and club staff we wish a lot of strength and Christian resignation to @ChiquiArceDT and his family in this difficult moment. We hug you teacher”, you can read in the publication on social networks of the striped team.
The ‘Chiqui’, a confessed close fan, was Olimpia’s coach in 2015 and even won the Clausura 2015 tournament after a spectacular victory in a very final against Cerro Porteño. The DT is very loved and respected by the striped fans.
On behalf of all the Olympic people, the Board of Directors, Athletes and the Club Staff we wish a lot of strength and Christian resignation to the @ChiquiArceDT and his family in this difficult time.
We hug you Professor! 🖤
– Club Olimpia (@elClubOlimpia) July 18, 2021
The president of Cerro Porteño, Raúl Zapag, reappeared on social networks, in this case to echo the terrible tragedy suffered by the Barça coach, Francisco Arce, who lost his son this Sunday in a car accident.
“My condolences @ChiquiArceDT and for your whole family in this difficult time. Force dear teacher,” wrote the “Skinny” on his twitter profile.
Alexandro Javier Arce Añazco, 20, died this Sunday morning in a car accident on the Ñu Guasú highway.
It should be remembered that the boss of the Cyclone had disappeared on social networks in recent days, after the heated moments that were experienced since the game against Fluminense in the Nueva Olla, where Cerro Porteño was harmed by a terrible referee error.
– President Cerro Porteño (@Raul_Zapag) July 18, 2021