Internacional seeks to reach Palmeiras at the top of the Brasileirão Serie A. Thus, with 49 points, it is eight points behind Verdão, which is the leader with 57. Mano Menezes’ team will return to the field against Red Bull Bragantino, on the fourth next week (28), at 21:45 (Brasília time) in Beira-Rio, for the 28th round of the Brasileirão Série A. Read the colorful news that hit today.
Colorado interested in Patrick de Lucca
Internacional starts analyzing the market with a view to 2023. According to journalist Jorge Nicola, Colorado shows interest in Patrick de Lucca. The Bahia midfielder has a contract until the end of the year with the team and can now sign a pre-contract with any other club. In this sense, the 22-year-old has already worked with Mano Menezes at Tricolor Baiano in 2020 and the player would be a request from the coach.
Diego Souza almost played for Internacional
during the program Football Joy of the People this Thursday (22), from Radio Grenal, journalist Flávio Dal Pizzol revealed that Diego Souza, a Grêmio striker, was negotiating with Internacional in early 2019. At the time a São Paulo player, Tricolor Paulista even released the athlete to negotiate with Colorado. However, Inter’s coach at the time, Odair Hellmann, vetoed the striker at Beira-Rio.
Second team with the fewest defeats in the year
In addition to the dispute with Palmeiras for the Brazilian title, Internacional also has against Alviverde a duel between the Brasileirão Serie A teams that lost the least in 2022. Thus, Verdão has only five setbacks in 61 games in the season. In second place, Colorado lost only nine in a total of 51 games.
Two players called up to the national team
With an eye on the decision of the Women’s Brasileirão against Corinthians at the Neo Química Arena this Saturday (24) at 2 pm (Brasilia time), Internacional celebrates two athletes summoned by Pia Sundhage. Thus, the technique of the Brazilian team included the athletes Millene and Duda in the list. In this way, the Gurias Coloradas duo will serve the team in the friendlies against Norway on October 7th and against Italy on the 10th.
Doubt on the right side
With the automatic suspension of Fabricio Bustos, Mano Menezes has a dilemma to decide who will play at right-back against Red Bull Bragantino next week. Thus, the immediate reserve Weverton cannot play because he belongs to the team from the interior of São Paulo. So, one of the possibilities is the improvisation of Gabriel Mercado in the position, where he played in the 2018 World Cup for the Argentine national team. That way, Rodrigo Moledo would play alongside Vitão in the defense. Another alternative is to take advantage of the young Allan Aniz, 19 years old, a highlight in the basic categories, but without experience in the professional team. Finally, Edenilson and defender Igor Gomes are others who can be moved to the sector.