THE Portugal League announced tonight, through a statement published on its website, that the duel between Academic of Viseu and Academic, counting for the 1st round of 2nd league in soccer and scheduled for 11 am this Saturday at the Estádio do Fontelo, in Viseu, it was suspended due to three cases of covid-19 detected in the club viseense.
“Liga Portugal informs that the game related to the 1st round of the Pro League, between Ac. Viseu and A. Académica, scheduled for 11 am this Saturday, were suspended, as determined by ACES Dão Lafões, in conjunction with DGS, after informing the medical department of Ac. Viseu ”, can be read in the statement of the organization chaired by Pedro Proença, which can be consulted here.
Liga Portugal also reveals that this Saturday, at 10 am, a meeting with clubs is scheduled. On Monday there will be another meeting of the League, this time with the Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales. “Given the urgency of the situation, Liga Portugal summoned the medical heads of all Sports Societies for Professional Football to an extraordinary meeting, to be held this Saturday at 10 am. Furthermore, it is reported that on Monday, at 3 pm, Liga Portugal will have a meeting with the Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales ”, says the same communication.
The meeting between Ac. Viseu and Académica will not be played this Saturday morning. It should be remembered that this Friday, the game between Feirense and Desp. Chaves was postponed, two minutes from the start, due to four cases of covid-19 detected in players and staff of the club from Trás-os-Montes. At this moment, in Viseu, there is an active contagion chain, a fact that also motivated the suspension decision announced by Liga Portugal. The 2nd League, which started on Thursday night with the duel between Estoril Praia and Arouca (Estoril Praia won by -0), thus has two games postponed / suspended from the 1st round (Feirense-Desp. Chaves and Ac. Viseu-Academic). For this Saturday, the meeting between Vizela and Oliveirense is scheduled from 5 pm.
The League statement was released around 11 pm on Friday.