This Sunday (4), Flamengo and Ceará duel for the 25th round of the Brazilian Championship. The match takes place at Maracanã, at 11 am (Brasília time) and it will be crucial for Rubro-Negro to reduce their disadvantage in relation to leader Palmeiras. See where the Flamengo and Ceará game will go (where to watch), the probable lineups and the next Mengão games.
After a great victory in the middle of the week, Flamengo returns to the field and needs to beat Ceará to maintain their aspirations for the Brazilian Championship. This Saturday (3), Rubro-Negro was able to follow the defeat of Fluminense and another draw for Palmeiras. In this way, a victory can reduce the disadvantage against the alviverde team to five points, in addition to giving the Mais Querido in second place a round of advantage.
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Where will play (where to watch) the game between Flamengo and Ceará
The broadcast of this important match at Maracanã will be exclusive to TV Globo’s pay-per-view Premiere FC. In addition, other options that you want to watch on any mobile device are Premiere Play and Globoplay.
With Flamengo well underway both in the Copa Libertadores and in the Copa do Brasil, coach Dorival Júnior should select a different team than usual for the Brazilian Championship. In this way, he checks the squads of Flamengo and Ceará.
Unlike what he had been doing, with two well-defined teams for the Brasileirão, or for the cups, Dorival should send a mixed team to the field. That’s because some players are suspended from next Wednesday’s duel (7), against Vélez, such as the defense duo David Luiz and Léo Pereira.
In addition, striker Gabigol, who is hanging and could miss the Libertadores final if he receives a yellow card in the return duel of the competition and Flamengo qualifies. Thus, the starting lineup to face Ceará must be: Santos; Varela, David Luiz, Léo Pereira and Ayrton Lucas; Pulgar, Diego and Victor Hugo; Chives, Marinho and Gabigol.
Ceará, who has a new coach, should go with: João Ricardo; Nino Paraíba, Gabriel Lacerda, Messias and Bruno Pacheco; Richard Coelho, Richardson, Vina; Lima, Mendoza and Jô.
Flamengo’s upcoming matches
In addition to today’s game, Flamengo will have an important sequence ahead. In this sense, the team decides the two semifinals of Libertadores and Copa do Brasil. In addition, there will be a direct classic against Fluminense for the Brazilian Championship.
Check out the upcoming games:
Flamengo x Vélez Sarsfield – 09/07 – Libertadores (21:30);
Goiás x Flamengo – 09/11 – Brazilian Championship (19h);
Flamengo x São Paulo – 09/14 – Copa do Brasil (9:45 pm);
Flamengo x Fluminense – 09/18 – Brazilian Championship (16h);
Fortaleza x Flamengo – 09/28 – Brazilian Championship (19h).
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