Event at the Monumental Stadium for the Chinese New Year The celebration took place on Sunday, February 16th in the lead-up to the match against Banfield for the Superleague.

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For the second year in a row, the Club opened its doors to the Chinese community in Buenos Aires to celebrate the Chinese New Year. On this occasion, in the lead-up to the match against Banfield, the Embassy’s highest authorities were invited to the presidential box to attend the event, where presents were exchanged too.

In the running track, three dragons and five lions did the traditional dance. Furthermore, a calligrapher translated the names of the River Plate players into Chinese and they were displayed on the back of the jersey (apart from the Chinese New Year official logo on the front). He also wrote the phrase “Fútbol, pasión que une pueblos” [Football, a passion that brings peoples together] on a piece of linen.

Within the framework of the celebration, mention was made to the delicate situation that is taking place due to the coronavirus and a message of strength and support was sent to the Chinese people, particularly to Wuhan, the place where the virus began to spread.