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Renato praises Gremio’s position in the Libertadores and regrets the departure of Suarez: “This void will remain” |  Association

Renato praises Gremio’s position in the Libertadores and regrets the departure of Suarez: “This void will remain” | Association

Gremio beat Goias at the Arena 2-1 and secured a place in the Conmebol Libertadores 2024. Thursday’s win marked another of Luis Suarez’s last matches in the tri-colour. After the match, coach Renato Portaluppi commented on the imminent departure of the Uruguayan star.

All goals from Gremio x Goias

On the pitch, Gremio were trailing on the scoreboard in the first half, but turned around after the break. Ferreira equalized through Suarez’s seventeenth assist, and Cristaldo scored the second goal.

During the week, Loisito was honored at the Society of Revolutionary Socialists and his speech spoke in a farewell tone. Renato confirmed the player’s departure, and commented on the experience of working with the star and the difficulty of finding a replacement.

– It’s very sad for everyone. He arrived, he helped us a lot, the fans fell in love with him, he is an excellent professional. “We will miss him. He is very nice and I enjoyed working with him very much,” Renato said.

-This void will remain. It’s not easy to find a man with his talent. When this is the case, it is not financially possible. It was very difficult for him to survive. Only He can reverse this miracle. He added: “Unfortunately, he will leave and this void will remain in Gremio’s attack.”

Renato Portaluppi at a press conference – Photo: Gabriel Girardon/ge

On the other hand, the place in the Libertadores is guaranteed, because Atlético PR, the only team that can push Gremio out of the classification zone of the continental championship, is no longer able to overtake them. This will be the twenty-second participation for the Rio Grande do Sul club, whether directly in the group stage or in the preview.

– Once again we include Gremio in the Libertadores, currently in the pre-match, but we have two more matches, we still have a chance to fight for the title, as long as there are mathematical chances, but the most important thing is that. The first step we took was to place the club in the Copa Libertadores – praised Renato.

Tricolor will be on display again Friday morning at CT Luiz Carvalho. The next match will be on Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., against Vasco, at the Arena, in the penultimate round of the Brazilian League.

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