Palmeiras arrives in Argentina without Endrick and six other starters; see who traveled to Libertadores | palm trees

Palmeiras arrives in Argentina without Endrick and six other starters; see who traveled to Libertadores | palm trees
Palmeiras arrives in Argentina without Endrick and six other starters; see who traveled to Libertadores | palm trees
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Palmeiras squad arrives in Buenos Aires for their Conmebol Libertadores debut

The Palmeiras delegation arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late this Tuesday afternoon and arrived at the Hotel Madero in the evening, welcomed by a group of fans.

The list of related players, as expected, ended up being made up mainly of athletes considered reserves. Seven starters did not travel and were spared: goalkeeper Weverton, full-backs Marcos Rocha and Mayke, defender Murilo, midfielder Zé Rafael, midfielder Raphael Veiga and striker Endrick.

Verdão visits San Lorenzo at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, at the Nuevo Gasologista stadium, for the opening round of the 2024 Libertadores. Three days later, on Sunday, they host Santos at Allianz Parque for the second and final match of the 2024 Libertadores final. Paulista, needing victory after losing the first leg 1-0.

Of the starters in the first state final, Luan, Piquerez, Aníbal Moreno and Flaco López traveled.

1 of 2 Abel Ferreira upon Palmeiras’ arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina — Photo: Camila Alves
Abel Ferreira upon Palmeiras’ arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina — Photo: Camila Alves

The result of the decision and the accumulation of games in recent days motivated coach Abel Ferreira’s choice to spare the squad.

Endrick and Murilo, for example, were with the Brazilian team for two weeks at Data FIFA and are more of a concern for the team.

The defender due to jet-lag during travel – the games were in Europe, against Spain and England -, and the attacker due to a blow to the thigh, which did not take him off the field in the final, but has been treated to avoid risks. Raphael Veiga, due to physical exhaustion, also enters this list.

Watch the press conference by Abel Ferreira, coach of Palmeiras, after the defeat to Santos

The three were athletes mentioned by Abel Ferreira when talking about plans to assess the cast’s wear and tear to choose who will be on the field this Wednesday.

– I had a meeting with the coaching staff and said that we would only make the decision after this game. You saw that rested players came in and we will have to do an analysis. There were players from the national team who didn’t sleep, they had jet-lag – said the coach last Sunday.

2 of 2 Palmeiras squad arrives in Buenos Aires for their Libertadores debut — Photo: Camila Alves
Palmeiras squad arrives in Buenos Aires for their Libertadores debut — Photo: Camila Alves

Without the main pillars of the lineup, a likely Palmeiras team for the clash includes: Marcelo Lomba; Garcia, Gustavo Gómez, Naves (Luan) and Vanderlan (Caio Paulista); Fabinho, Richard Ríos and Gabriel Menino; Lázaro, Breno Lopes (Estêvão) and Rony.

See the list of related companies in Argentina:

  • Goalkeepers: Marcelo Lomba, Kaique and Mateus;
  • Sides: Garcia, Piquerez and Vanderlan;
  • Defenders: Gustavo Gómez, Luan, Vitor Reis and Naves;
  • Midfielders: Aníbal Moreno, Rômulo, Luis Guilherme, Jhon Jhon, Fabinho, Gabriel Menino and Richard Ríos;
  • Attackers: Caio Paulista, Estêvão, Breno Lopes, Rony, Flaco López and Lázaro.

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