At the University of Chile they are ready to give the first morning season. Melgar, a Peruvian team who plays at home at Arequipa at 2400 meters, will appear as the first rival in the fight to enter the Copa Libertadores group stage.
The truth is, worry about height. From the coach, they proposed a plan to prevent drowning players. The first step was to suspend friendship against Sporting Cristal, which had already been agreed, to prioritize the fight against Cobrelo in Calama. The man wanted to play in a courtyard like Melgar, to try the height.
One of the points focuses on the preparation of archers. They are the ones who have seen their workouts changed. For a few days they practice with heavier balls. The balls, which today need a blue goalie, weigh 600 grams and not the usual 450 to simulate the altitude: "They practice with heavier balls because the shocks are stronger," explains the coaching staff.
Another point that notes U highlights hydration during the day of the game. They will do this every time they fight a fight with isotonic drinks and water. They know that Melgar does not have many weapons to overcome, but that they will strive to use the altitude to have it as an ally: "We do not feel so much in Calama, we feel nothing about the fatigue and suffocation, , "said defender Lucas Aveldaño.
U will be the first Chilean team to open their official season. The maiden will be able to rely on Henriquez for this visit to Melgar to overcome his muscular problems. Zacaría, however, remains a precautionary measure: "It is missing, but it will be in the second leg," assures Dr. Fernando Radice.