Fortaleza and Flamengo face each other this Sunday (5), at 4pm (Brasília time), at Arena Castelão, for the 32nd round of the Brazilian Championship. O ge covers in real time, play by play and with exclusive videos – click and follow.
Fortaleza comes from three consecutive defeats in the competition, which caused Leão to stagnate in the table with 42 points. This Sunday’s game marks the team’s reunion with their own fans after the South American final, in which Tricolor lost, on penalties, to LDU. The objective is to win again to try to achieve the last objective of the year: a place in the 2024 Libertadores.
Flamengo lost the last two comeback games (Santos and Grêmio) and needs a victory to continue their search for a direct place in the Libertadores. Tite will have a headache putting together the team as he is without two of the main starters: Gerson and Bruno Henrique. Both are serving suspension.
Fortaleza – coach: Juan Pablo Vojvoda
The good news for Vojvoda is the return of Bruno Pacheco, Sasha, Titi and Brítez. The players were suspended in the last round and will be available again. The defenders and full-back are the team’s absolute starters and must start the match.
Who’s out: Hercules and Zanocello are in the DM. Calebe is in the transition phase. There are no suspensions.
Hanging: Calebe, Lucero, Marinho, Romero, Machuca and Galhardo.
Probable team: João Ricardo, Tinga, Titi, Brítez, Bruno Pacheco; Zé Welison, Caio Alexandre, Pochettino; Guilherme, Marinho and Lucero.
Flamengo – coach: Tite
Without Gerson and Bruno Henrique, Tite needed to find alternatives for the absence of the two starters. Pulgar returned from suspension and takes up a place in midfield alongside Thiago Maia. Everton Cebolinha gets another chance in place of BH. Ayrton Lucas showed symptoms of gastroenteritis, but traveled and is doubtful for the game.
Who’s out: David Luiz (right ankle), Allan (left foot), Gabigol (right thigh adductor), and Wesley (gastroenteritis). Gerson and Bruno Henrique (suspended).
Hanging: Thiago Maia and Filipe Luís.
Probable team: Rossi, Matheuzinho, Fabrício Bruno, Léo Pereira, Ayrton Lucas (Filipe Luis), Thiago Maia, Pulgar, Arrascaeta, Luiz Araújo, Cebolinha and Pedro
- Referee: Anderson Daronco (FIFA) (RS)
- Assistant 1: Bruno Boschilia (FIFA) (PR)
- Assistant 2: Tiago Augusto Kappes Diel (RS)
- Fourth referee: Léo Simão Holanda (CE)
- Video referee: Daniel Nobre Bins (VAR-FIFA) (RS)
- Video referee assistant: Ilbert Estevam da Silva (SP)