After two training sessions, Bahia is ready to face Sport. The game will be played this Sunday, at 4pm (Brasília time), at Arena Fonte Nova, in the first round of the Copa do Nordeste. This Saturday morning, coach Rogério Ceni led technical and tactical activities and tested options in the team that goes to the field.
Defeated in 2023, Bahia meets Sport again with a vengeance
Initially, however, the players watched a video in the CT Evaristo de Macedo auditorium, produced by the club’s Analysis Department. The audiovisual had information about the opponent and other adjustments.
Afterwards, already on the field, physical trainer Danilo Augusto led a quick warm-up. Then, Ceni led a technical work in possession of the ball on a reduced field.
The coach continued in action and led tactical work with the first team (it was not disclosed). At the end of training, some athletes perfected submissions after crosses from Rogério Ceni himself.
The lineup must have the following players: Marcos Felipe; Gilberto, Kanu, David Duarte and Luciano Juba [Ryan]; Caio Alexandre, Jean Lucas and Everton Ribeiro; Cauly, Biel [Thaciano] and Everaldo.
Some athletes did separate work, on field 2 at Cidade Tricolor, under the command of assistants Leandro Dell and Nelson Simões.
Midfielders Rezende and Acevedo worked in the gym and physiotherapy, respectively. The first is recovering from an injury, while the second from surgery.
This Sunday’s game could be considered a rematch for Bahia, beaten by Sport in the last duel between the teams, also valid for the Copa do Nordeste. In a press conference last Friday, however, goalkeeper Marcos Felipe ruled out the possibility and said that the 6-0 was in the past.
– Of course we will try for a positive result. What happened last year is in the past. We have to think about playing our best game, it’s our biggest challenge at the beginning of the year. So we have to try to win the game in every way because we will be at home – said the goalkeeper.
It is worth remembering that the Tricolor main team arrives for their debut in the Copa do Nordeste with 100% success in the Campeonato Baiano, with three wins and no goals conceded. The Squadron’s first two games in the state competition had an alternative team on the field.