Palmeiras and São Paulo duel this Sunday (4/2), at 4pm, at Mineirão, winning the Supercopa Rei do Brasil title. Verdão is looking for its second title, after managing to win its 12th Brazilian title last year. On the other hand, Tricolor Paulista won the Copa do Brasil for the first time in its history in 2023 and applied to compete in the Super Cup this year. The clash takes place in Belo Horizonte, neutral field. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that a São Paulo classic will have the presence of both fans at the stadium, for the first time since 2016.
Where to watch:
The match will be broadcast on TV Globo, SporTV and Premiere.
How do Palmeiras arrive?
Without being able to count on Endrick, who is with the Brazilian team in the Pre-Olympic, Palmeiras should have Flaco Lopez replacing the number 9 and forming the attack with Rony. In fact, in midfield, Richard Rios should be a starter alongside Zé Rafael and Veiga. After all, Aníbal Moreno, despite having a great start to the year, should remain on the bench, as he started against RB Bragantino. Finally, Abel must maintain his line with three defenders. Thus, Murilo, Gómez and Marcos Rocha should start the match. However, Luan could surprise and appear in the right-back spot, who has been playing improvised in defense. Verdão did his last training session at CT, late this Saturday morning and left for BH in the afternoon.
How do you get to São Paulo?
On the other hand, São Paulo’s main headache is Lucas Moura. In Friday’s activity (02), coach Thiago Carpini outlined the team that will start against Palmeiras. However, number 7 was not part of this work. The coach took advantage of the penultimate training session before the decision to improve game situations. Tricolor has the striker for the final, but does not want to overload him on the eve of the decision. Furthermore, James Rodríguez also did not train with his teammates and continues to do separate activities. Finally, Igor Vinícius is out with edema in his right thigh. The São Paulo team concluded their preparations in the capital of São Paulo this Saturday and continued in the afternoon to gather at a hotel in Belo Horizonte.
Brazilian Super Cup
Date: 02/04/2024, at 4pm (Brasília time)
Local: Mineirão, Belo Horizonte (MG)
Palm trees: Weverton; Rocha, Murilo and Gómez; Mayke, Richard Rios, Zé Rafael, Veiga and Piquerez; Ron and Flaco Lopez. Technician: Abel Ferreira.
São Paulo: Rafael; Rafinha, Arboleda, Diego Costa (Alan Franco) and Welington; Pablo Maia, Alisson and Luciano; Lucas (Ferreirinha), Wellington Rato and Calleri. Technician: Thiago Carpini
Referee: Bráulio da Silva Machado (SC-FIFA)
Assistants: Rodrigo Figueiredo Henrique Correa (RJ-FIFA) and Guilherme Dias Camilo (MG-FIFA)
VAR: Wagner Reway (ES-FIFA)
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