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Dorival justifies Mario's 'absence' in Flamengo's win over Botafogo

Dorival justifies Mario’s ‘absence’ in Flamengo’s win over Botafogo

The coach made five substitutions in the second half, but the striker did not leave the bench


Beginning in the Brazil matches, striker Marinho did not enter until the second half of the victory flamingo 1-0 against Botafogo, Sunday (28), for the 24th round of the competition. After the Nilton Santos game, coach Dorival Jr. explained why the 31st jersey was not used: a fever. Therefore, Gabigol acted and ordered the red and black attack.

Marinho had a fever, and he didn’t work yesterday. It would be a huge and unnecessary risk, especially for a game like this, at a time when every match is a decision. We can no longer make mistakes flamingo I did everything I could. That’s why Marinho, and Gabriel was not a player who maintains a good run of matches – Dorival commented.


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With a 1-0 victory, he became flamingo He’s back in second place in the competition, but now with a smaller distance for the leader Palm treesfrom only seven points: 50 to 43. G4 still has the Brazilian championship Fluminense (42) and Corinthians (39). However, the Sao Paulo team is still playing in the round-up, on Monday (29).

While Marinho sat on the bench, coach Dorival Jr. put five athletes into the second half: Pedro, Arrascaeta, Everton Ribeiro, Joao Gomez and Eric Polgar. The first four are the cup holders. The last one appeared for the first time flamingo This Sunday (28) and he’s still looking for a spot in one of the teams.

a flamingo He returns to play for competition next Sunday (4/9), when he receives carAt 11 am (Brazilian time), for the 25th round of the competition, in the Maracana. Before that, Robro Negro will go to Buenos Aires to face Velez Sarsfield (Argentina), in the semi-finals of the Libertadores. The ball will roll at 21:30 (Brasilia time), next Wednesday (31).

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