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According to Jorge Sampaoli, Luiz Araujo was in the starting line-up against Grêmio
In Flamengo’s victory over Gremio, Rubro Negro was selected with Gerson, Arascaita, Bruno Henrique and Gabigol in midfield. Another name almost popped up among the debutantes: Luiz Araújo. Coach Jorge Sampaoli has revealed that he intends to choose the winger for the Copa do Brasil semi-finals and left the door open to the prospect of the No. 22 getting a place in the squad soon.
Today (Wednesday, 16th) I had doubts whether to start with Luiz Araujo, he is at a superior level.said Jorge Sampaoli, in a press conference after Flamengo’s 1-0 win over Grêmio. Although the duel did not start, the winger played an important role in the victory of the red and black.
Luiz Araujo entered the field in the 17th minute of the second half, replacing Gabigol. By now, Grêmio was better in the game and hit the post on 14 minutes with Ferreirinha. After the substitution, Rubro Negro regained control of the match and managed to “kill” the duel at 28 “with Arascaeta.
In the 29 minutes spent on the field, Luiz Araujo made four shots, one of which was on goal. In addition, the winger gave an assist, touched the ball 21 times and had two fouls. The number 22 shirt delighted Sampaoli and Flamengo fans. Against Sao Paulo, on Sunday (13), the former Atlanta United (USA) conceded the penalty kick that secured the equalizer for Mingau in the 19th minute.the Brazil tour.
Luiz Araújo, signed in the middle of the year, has played ten matches for Flamengo. However, the player was a starter in only two matches, against Palmeiras and Cuiaba, for the Brazilian Championship. The striker looks forward to getting another chance on Sunday (20th), when Mais Querido faces Coritiba, for 20the Brasileirao Tour in Coto Pereira. The ball is rolling at 4pm (Brasilia time), with Colonna do Fla airing.
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