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San Lorenzo to use Viagra to counter elevation in Bolivar match

Jul 29, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

San Lorenzo

Argentine side San Lorenzo will use Viagra to cope with the harsh altitude of La Paz, Bolivia, in their upcoming Copa Libertadores semifinal against Bolivar.

The report, issued by Argentine website Globoesporte via Olé, claims that the erectile dysfunction drug will cause the players’ blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood oxygenation and decreasing the effects of altitude. Viagra is currently not on FIFA’s list of banned substances.

San Lorenzo will enter next Wednesday’s match in La Paz with a significant advantage, holding a 5-0 aggregate lead through the first leg. Nevertheless, the 3,600 meters of elevation will provide a stiff challenge, with many opposing clubs having fallen victim to the altitude.

San Lorenzo previously used Viagra in their Libertadores match against Independiente del Valle in Quito, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

  1. thedeadlockvictim - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    That could make the post-goal celebrations a bit awkward.

  2. sameatsworms - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    It may only be a second leg match but Bolivar better watch out for the third leg… I’ll get my coat

    • handsofsweed - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      No doubt. Depending on results of the first two games, the third leg could grow into the longest, hardest one they’ve seen so far.

  3. colininmt - Jul 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    “Stiff challenge” … Very punny

  4. handsofsweed - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    They’ve erected a huge lead so far. Hope they don’t allow Bolivar to mount a thrilling comeback and blow it too early.

  5. Sgc - Aug 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    If match lasts longer than 4 hours, call a doctor.

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