After a turbulent week, Flamengo welcomes Goiás this Saturday afternoon (21) at Maracanã, for the seventh round of the Campeonato Brazileiro Série A. With just six points in six games, Rubro-Negro seeks victory to distance themselves from the relegation zone. Goiás, with eight points, in the middle of the table, arrives with morale after two consecutive victories in the competition, the last of them against Santos by 1 to 0. The clash Fla x Goiás, from 16:30, will be broadcast live on National Radiowith narration by André Luiz Mendes, comments by Bruno Mendes, reporting by Rafael Monteiro and news duty with Wagner Gomes.
— Flamengo (@Flamengo) May 20, 2022
In addition to the expectation for a positive result on the field, the red-black fans await clarification from the club’s board about the frictions involving goalkeeper Diego Alves, coach Paulo Sousa and executive director Bruno Spindel. In addition to the three, vice president Marcos Braz will also participate in a joint press conference after the duel against Goiás.
On the red-black side, coach Paulo Sousa will be able to count on defender David Luiz, who was left out of the Libertadores clash last Tuesday (17) – the team overcame Universidad Católica (Chile) 3-0 at home. trained in the last two days and can replace Rodrigo Caio who played in the middle of the week.
In the CT of Fluminense, the #MaiorDoCentroOeste finished the preparation to face Flamengo, this Saturday. UP, GREEN! 👊
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— Goiás Esporte Clube (@goiasoficial) May 21, 2022
Goiás, led by Jair Ventura, will have the return of players Sidney and Henrique Lordelo, who were suspended in the duel against Santos, in the last round. Who will also be available to the coach will be the defender Sidnei, who had been spared due to muscle discomfort in the calf. Esmeraldino’s absence this Saturday (21) will be forward Vinícius, who is recovering from an injury to his left thigh.
Translated to english by RJ983
From Brazil, by EBC News