Under pressure, Fortaleza faces the Serie A América-MG with one goal in mind: to win

He will be in the middle of a huge external pressure caused by the protests of the fans, as well as the internal one, excluding Lucas Crispim and Renato Kayzer from the professional team, Fortaleza will enter the field today for the decisive duel against América-MG. , At 18:00, in Arena Castelão, for the 13th matchday of Serie A. Even in the face of a turbulent scenario, there is no other way to win.

After a 3-2 defeat against Florianópolis in Avaí, the three-colored actor was welcomed in the capital Ceará last Friday, the 17th, shouting “shameless team” while a group of fans who went to the airport were complaining about Pinto Martins. bad phase of the team in Brasileirão. The tone of the charge was extrapolated when players like Robson, Benevenuto and Lucas Crispim were physically attacked.

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On the same day, Crispim decided to anticipate his 28th birthday party, which he should do only on Sunday, May 19, after the match against América-MG. The attitude of Fortaleza was disrespected by the management, who decided to remove him from the group. On the other hand, Renato Kayzer, Ceará’s biggest football purchase, saw that Esportes O POVO saw that his internal behavior was not pleasant and that the striker was no longer to be used on the pitch.

The lantern of the tournament won by just seven points out of 36 possible, the Tricolor do Pici Northeast Cup and the undefeated titles in the Ceará Championship started the year, in addition to the historic classification for the quarterfinals of the Libertadores, but the use of 19. In the competition, the% team changed the course of the season. What he once promised became disturbing.

Against Coelho, the three points become essential for the team to ease the situation and, according to other results – such as a possible defeat of Juventude (19th) – to leave the last position, as well. Reducing the distance to 16th place, an area that guarantees survival in the elite currently occupied by Goia with 14 points.

To do this, the white-and-blue team will have to overcome not only a bad moment, but also Arena Castelão. Playing as a home team, Leão did not win against any opponent, accumulating four draws and three against, the second worst performance of all the clubs competing in the tournament.

On the other hand, América-MG has not been a good player in Serie An and the Ceará team can take advantage of that. In six games, Coelho won just one game, suffered four defeats and once drew. The mining club is also not in a good phase of the year. In the last nine seasons on the pitch, two for Libertadores and seven for Brasileirão, Vagner Mancini’s side have added one win, four defeats and four draws.

Among the casualties, Vojvoda will not be able to deal with striker Robson, who has been penalized for a third yellow card, and Tinga, who has been handed over to the medical department. The Hercules steering wheel is in doubt for the match. On the other hand, the Argentine coach will have an important return for Yago Pikachu, the team’s top scorer in 2022, with 14 goals and eight assists. Depietri and Matheus Vargas may also appear as options among those listed.

Fortaleza vs America MG

Strength
3-5-2: Boeck; Landázuri, Benevenuto and Titi; Yago Pikachu, Felipe (Hercules), Zé Welison, Lucas Lima and Capixaba; Moses and Silvio Romero. Technician: Vojvoda

Amerika-MG
4-3-3: Jailson; Raúl Cáceres (Patric), Conti, Éder and Marlon; Lucas Kal, Juninho and Gustavinho; Everaldo, Felipe Azevedo and Aloísio. Coach: Vagner Mancini.

Location: Arena Castelão, Fortaleza (CE)
Time and date: Sunday, June 19, 6 p.m.
Referee: Leandro Vuaden (RS)
Collaborators: Jorge Eduardo Bernardi (RS) and José Eduardo Calza (RS)
VAR: Rodrigo Carvalhaes de Miranda (RJ)
Broadcast: Radio O POVO CBN and Premiere

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