Flamengo faces Madureira in Raulino de Oliveira

The main team of Flamengo will make his second match of the season this Monday, against Madureira, for the eighth round of the Cariocão. After debuting with a quiet victory over Bangu on Wednesday, the Brazilian champion group will have a more complicated opponent in Raulino de Oliveira, at 9 pm (Brasília time).

The Fla must have a reinforcement in the defense. Recovered from injury, Rodrigo Caio is related and should play for the first time of the season.

Flamengo has 16 points and defends the leadership, in addition to being close to securing a place in the semifinals. Rubro-Negro sees the match as an opportunity for the team to gain rhythm. Next Sunday, Flamengo and Palm Trees will compete in the Super Cup Kia 2021. The cup will place the Brazilian champion and the Cup of Brazil face to face. In 2020, Fla got the better of Athletico-PR with a 3-0 win.

Coach Rogério Ceni has the return of Rodrigo Caio. The defender is recovered from muscle injury in his right thigh. His last game was against São Paulo, at the end of February, for the 38th round of the Brazilian Championship. The tendency is for Rodrigo Caio to start alongside Willian Arão.

On the tricolor side, coach Alfredo Sampaio will have two players who have served suspension, defender Breno and midfielder Rodrigo Yuri. Madureira has a good campaign in Carioca and started the round in fourth place, with 11 points. After drawing with Vasco and Botafogo, the team hopes to hold on to another big in Rio to dream of qualifying.

DATASHEET

MADUREIRA X FLAMENGO

Local: Raulino de Oliveira Stadium, in Volta Redonda (RJ)

Data: Monday, April 4, 2021

Hour: 21 hours (from Brasilia)

Referee: Rodrigo Carvalhães de Miranda

Assistants: Gabriel Conti Viana and Thiago Gomes Magalhães

FLAMENGO: Diego Alves, Isla, Willian Arão, Rodrigo Caio and Filipe Luís; Diego Ribas, Gerson and Arrascaeta; Everton Ribeiro, Gabigol and Bruno Henrique

Technical: Rogerio Ceni

MATURE: Felipe Lacerda, Rhuan, Maurício Barbosa, Breno and Juninho; Victor Feitosa, Rodrigo Yuri and Nivaldo; Silas, Bruno Santos and Luiz Paulo

Technical: Alfredo Sampaio


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