Fluminens and Flamingo play today (29) for the Brazilian Championship, a classic karioka between teams under pressure, but for a variety of reasons. The duel, however, brings back fond memories for the tricolor, while recalling Rubro-Negro’s recent negative retrospective. The match will take place at the Maracanã at 18:00 (Brazilian time).
Tricolor, with 11 points, is looking for a victory to try to get into the first team of the competition, and Rubro-Negro, with nine points, wants to move away from the relegation places.
The Laranjeiras team, which won a historic victory against Oriente Petrolero, will soon enter the field to start a “new page” of the season, after the first eliminations of the Libertadores and South America. The decline in international competitions left a bitter aftertaste for Influenza fans, and the team now focuses on the Brazilian Copan and Brasileirão itself.
In this scenario, Tricolor will try to prepare and leave the frustrations behind. Despite not being defeated by coach Fernando Diniz, with five wins and two draws, the team is still looking for the best results and a more satisfying second half. Last Thursday’s elastic victory gave the coach a positive signal.
“We played a great game, unfortunately we didn’t get the classification. Fluminens played very well. We knew we needed results. We were focused on the opponent. The team did what it had to do,” Diniz said in a statement. Short press conference after the match.
On the other hand, a Flamenco player who qualified for the quarter-finals of the Libertadores and had the third best overall campaign in the group stage of the tournament, but even the previously won position was not able to reduce the commotion in Gávea.
The committee, coaches and actors have been experiencing criticism from the stands for weeks. President Rodolfo Landim has been one of the main targets, but coach Paulo Sousa and the names of the team, such as goalkeeper Hugo Souza, do not shy away from negative assessments.
“Our fans are independent, they have every right to be happy or not. We try to be happy with our performance and our results. Extraordinary (…). We had a huge number of goals and the campaign is extraordinary,” but we don’t think it’s enough. Cristalen, last Tuesday.
Landim has also returned to the spotlight in recent days. The reason is that Rodrigo Dunshee (vice-president) and Gustavo Oliveira (marketing vice) went to Paris (FRA) to follow the Champions League final at the invitation of Adidas, the club’s sports equipment supplier. In addition to the trio, Luiz Eduardo Baptista (Chairman of the Board) and Rodrigo Tostes (Finance Deputy) are other members of the club in Europe, but on their own.
But even before the agenda was made public, a social media movement had already staged a protest this Sunday at the door of Flara’s residence in Gávea.
Flare flu pain
Tricolor and Rubro-Negro have been the protagonists in this year’s Campeonato Carioca final, and the Laranjeiras team has taken the best, ending the fast of 2012 and preventing the opponent from winning an unprecedented tetra.
Fluminens has been even more successful in recent classics. There have been six wins, two draws and two defeats in the last ten games. Flara’s last victory came in May last year, in the second game of the State’s decision.
FLUMINENSE x FLAMENGO
Competition: Brazilian Championship – Round 8
Place: Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Day: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Time: 18:00 (Brasilia time)
Referee: Raphael Claus (Fifa / SP)
assistants: Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis (Fifa / SP) and Evandro de Melo Lima (SP)
VAR: Daiane Caroline Muniz dos Santos (Fifa / SP)
FLUMINENSE: Fabio; Yago Felipe, Luccas Claro, David Braz and Cris Silva; Wellington, André, Nathan and Goose; Luiz Henrique and Cano. Technician: Fernando Diniz
FLAMENGO: Hugo; Matheuzinho, Rodrigo Caio, Pablo and Ayrton Lucas; William Arão, Arrascaeta, Everton Ribeiro, Bruno Henrique, Gabigol and Pedro. Technician: Paulo Sousa