The appeal you submitted Barcelona SC to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) after the elimination in the first phase of the Libertadores Cup 2019, in the hands of Defensor Sporting, would have its answer at the end of May. This was revealed by the former president José Francisco Cevallos in an interview with the Radio i99.
Despite the overall result being 3-1 in favor of the Canaries, an improper alignment of the Colombian Sebastián Pérez was taken advantage of by the Uruguayans and after their claim, they obtained a 3-0 victory in the first leg played in charrúa lands. On court, Barcelona won 2-1. Given this fact, the then-bullfighter president assured that the club was affected by a negligence of the Ecuadorian Football Federation when sending the list of players qualified to play the international tournament.
“The most painful moment is the issue of the Copa Libertadores. We are in the days of speaking out for the TAS claim. It was at the end of March, but due to the pandemic, it was at the end of April. Now the last conversation, the The lawyer handling the case told us that at the end of this month, “Cevallos told the Guayaquil radio station.
“Due to the negligence of a person from the FEF, we were affected. When we deliver documentation on time, this is true (Pérez’s poor inclusion),” he added.
Likewise, Cevallos acknowledged that Francisco Egas agreed with Barcelona and hopes that there will be financial compensation for the club. In a fact that he considered as “the hardest thing that I have had to live as president of Barcelona”. (D)