It looks like a remake, but it’s not. Just like last year, Fluminense e Flamingo Carioca championship title determined again. With neither side having an advantage, the two biggest champions in Rio de Janeiro play their first match in the final on Saturday, 9:05 pm (Brasilia time), in Maracana, and clinch the cup at 22, at the same time and venue. As Redheads search for another trio in their curriculum, Tricolor tries to end a nine-year fast without winning the state.
Despite Laranjeiras’ priority, yes, Libertadores, Fluminense doesn’t want to miss another chance to exit the line in Rio. Among the Big Four, he is the one who was without the title for the last time, and won the last time in 2012. So, unlike the semi-final against Portogisa, Roger Machado should go with maximum strength.
Flamengo fights for the sixth championship in its history. In the next level wave, Rogero Ceni’s side gave priority to the Super Cup, Libertadores and practically took the country as a tester and rose to its maximum power only three times: against Pangu, Madorera and Vasco. Time to put the best on the field again.
The match will be broadcast on Farag’s official Record, Flu TV, Fla TV and PPV channels.
Fluminense – coach Roger Machado
In the middle of the gaming marathon, Roger only took a training session with the full team to prepare the squad. Despite facing a decisive match on Tuesday against Junior Barranquilla, of Colombia, in Maracana, where Fluminense will only need a draw to qualify for the Round of 16 of the Libertadores, the coach scored all the start and must go in full force.
Potential line-up: Marcus Philippe, Caligari, Nino, Lucas Claro and Egdio; Martinelli, Iago and Nene; Kayky, Louise Henrique (Gabriel Teixeira), and Fred.
Possible line-up for Fluminense vs Flamengo – Photo: ge
- Who is out: Luan Freitas (injury to his left foot), Yuri (pain in his right ankle) and Hudson (ligament injury in his right knee)
- spoon: Wellington E. Bobadilla
Flamengo – coach Rogiero Cene
Flamengo enters the field with almost all of these from the perfect Rogério Ceni formation. After recovering from muscle problems, Rodrigo Caio and Gerson are available and they resume their jobs. Thus, the main casualty is Diego Alves, who is in the final stage of treatment for fibrosis. The goalkeeper is already working on the field, but not yet with the team, and the tendency is that he is fit for the second match.
Potential line-up: Gabriel Batista, Isla, Willian Arau, Rodrigo Caio and Felipe Lewis; Diego, Gerson, Everton Ribeiro and Arasquita; Bruno Henrik and Gabigol.
Potential Flamengo squad against Fluminense – Photo: ge
- Who is out: Diego Alves, in transition after suffering from fibrosis; Renee and Michael treat muscle injuries. Caesar who underwent knee surgery. Thiago Maya is in the physical preparation process after knee surgery.
- spoon: João Gomez.
Referee Alexandre Vargas Tavares de Jesus whistled in the final match – Photo: Farag
- Rule: Alexandre Vargas Tavares de Jesus
- Helper 1: Louis Claudio Rigazzoni
- Helper 2: Michael Correa
- Fourth Judgment: Patrice Wallace Corrie Maya
- Where: Carlos Eduardo Nunes Braga
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