Flamengo’s probable lineup has Matheuzinho as a starter for the first time with Tite
Flamengo and Fortaleza face each other this Sunday afternoon (05), at Arena Castelão, in the 32nd round of the Brazilian Championship. Thus, for the confrontation, Tite outlined the Rubro-Negro lineup with Matheuzinho and Luiz Araújo among the starters. The right-back will even be among the starting 11 for the first time in this new ‘era’.
PROBABLE FLAMENGO SQUAD
Rossi, Matheuzinho, Fabrício Bruno, Léo Pereira, Ayrton Lucas (Filipe Luís), Thiago Maia, Pulgar, Arrascaeta, Luiz Araújo, Cebolinha and Pedro.
For the match, Flamengo has six absences. Allan is still recovering from an injury to his right foot and defender David Luiz sprained his right ankle against Cruzeiro, on Tite’s debut at the club. Gabigol (pain in the thigh adductor) and Wesley (gastroenteritis) are also low.
Furthermore, Bruno Henrique and Gerson received a red card in the game against Santos, in the last round, and are subject to automatic suspension. Therefore, for this reason, the six athletes mentioned were not listed for this Sunday’s clash (05).
TWO TACTICAL TRAININGS
After the 2-1 defeat to Santos, in Brasília, Tite led two tactical training sessions. This is because only the reserves against the São Paulo team went to the field on Thursday (02), at CT Ninho do Urubu. Flamengo’s starters remained at the club’s academy for regenerative work. Thus, the athletes had activities on Friday (03) and Saturday (04) to train the tactical part with the coach, before traveling to Fortaleza.
FORTALEZA x FLAMENGO LIVE ON COLUNA DO FLA
The game between Flamengo and Fortaleza starts at 4pm (Brasília time) this Sunday (05). In this way, Coluna do Fla broadcasts the match from the 32nd round of the Brasileirão, live, on YouTube. Rafa Penido commands the most red-black and ‘hot foot’ narration on the internet, with comments by Tulio Rodrigues and reports by Leo José.