On the brink of a crucial football match this Friday, all eyes are set on Colón de Santa Fe and Gimnasia La Plata. The match's outcome will determine the second team to descend to Primera Nacional. The highly anticipated encounter will unfold at Newell's Old Boys stadium in Rosario, with a robust security arrangement of 1,500 police officers.
Equitable Representation of Fans
Both teams, fondly referred to as Sabaleros and Triperos, will have an equal number of fans in the stadium, with a total of 30,000 spectators permitted. The tickets, categorized as 'Populares' and 'Plateas', are divided between the two teams, with Colón receiving 8,000 and 7,000 respectively, and Gimnasia receiving 11,000 and 4,000. Ticket sales are facilitated through the Professional Football League's website and fans are required to present their DNI to gain stadium entry.
Restrictions and Allowances
Restrictions have been put in place concerning the items allowed within the stadium. Pyrotechnics and large flags are prohibited, while musical instruments and small flags are permitted. The last round of the League Cup saw both Colón and Gimnasia lose their respective matches, leaving them in the predicament of having to compete in this decisive match.
Parallel in the Premier League
Meanwhile, in the Premier League, Everton, Leeds, and Leicester find themselves in a similar relegation battle. Alongside already-relegated Southampton, these teams face the danger of dropping into the Championship. Everton's survival is certain if Leeds fail to beat Tottenham and Leicester doesn't beat West Ham on the final day. Leeds, currently sitting at 19th place with 31 points, needs a win to retain any hope of staying up. Even a win might not save them from relegation if Everton wins against Bournemouth, as Leicester currently sits above Leeds on goal difference. In the event that Leicester doesn't win come Sunday, goal difference could be the deciding factor in the fight between Everton and Leeds to avoid relegation.