Without throwing a towel, Flamengo maintains a discourse that he can be a champion of the Brazilian championship and, relying on this, goes to Estadio do Retiro, in Recife, to face Sport this week at 17:00 (Brasilia) in a duel of 35. circuit of the competition.
With a victory over Santos in the previous round, the Rubro Negre team, the third placed, had 63 points, two of the Internationals and seven less than the leader of Palmeiras. So, although there is still a mathematical possibility, the chance that Flamengo will lift the cup is very small, which does not discourage the players.
"We want to continue winning and shortening this distance to the leader, we need to do our best to get it while we have the chance," said midfielder Everton Ribeiro. he played for that at the tournament, next to Rene's left.
The coach of Dorival Junior will be strengthened for a duel in Recife. Rene, Lucas Pakueta and Villian Arao were automatically suspended for the third yellow card and returned to the team. On the contrary, Flamengo will have three more. Para, Rodinei and Diego are suspended and do not play, except Traucco, it follows with the selection of Peru.
Lucas Pakueta takes over the post in the middle of the field Diego was in the last game, and on the right Dorival can improvise Rhodolfo, Leo Duarte or Jean Lucas or even choose a young Klebinha, creating a red and black base.
The big news in the post is the attack command. Uribe did not have a check on the exam, he physically wore and did not travel to the capital of Pernambuco. Thus, Henrikue Dourado, who weakened after a goal that secured victory against Santos, wins the place among beginners.