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"It will be difficult for ...";  Rivaldo identified Flamengo's favouritism in his decision against Corinthians in the Libertadores

“It will be difficult for …”; Rivaldo identified Flamengo’s favouritism in his decision against Corinthians in the Libertadores

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The Libertadores decided the quarter-final between Flamengo and Corinthians, which will take place next Tuesday (9), in the Maracana.

Photo: Courtesy of Betfair / Disclosure |  Rivaldo also highlighted the development of Flamengo after the arrival of Dorival Junior.
Photo: Courtesy of Betfair / Disclosure | Rivaldo also highlighted the development of Flamengo after the arrival of Dorival Junior.

Flamengo managed to secure a good advantage and move the classification to the semi-finals of the Libertadores after beating Corinthians 2-0 in the heart of the New Coimica Arena, last Tuesday (2), in a match valid for the first leg of the continental quarter-final. Competition. Betfair ambassador Rivaldo said the Sao Paulo club will need to strive to win the classification in the decisive match.

“It’s always good to go into the next game with a win and play at home. Flamengo have a 2-0 advantage, but nothing is decided yet. But of course all the clubs want to go to the next game with a 2-0 win, and Corinthians will have to get there and go. To the match and try to beat Flamengo. I think it will be difficult for the group of players who have Flamengo.”

The ace cites the importance of Dorival Júnior in altering the tactical scheme to alter Flamengo’s position on the field. “I think he did a lot. The coach (Dorival Jr) arrived and formed the team really well with two attacking strikers, Gabigol and Pedro who are doing really well now, the whole squad has changed in the last month.”

Rivaldo admitted there are still many matches to play, but highlighted Flamengo’s chances of winning the Brazilian title. “When the coach arrived at Flamengo, the team was below expectations. Now, the Rio de Janeiro team is already fighting for the top spots and doing well in the Libertadores. There are still many matches, for me, Flamengo is the favorite in the decisive duel in Rio. De Janeiro has great chances in the Brazilian championship as well.”

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