After beating Independiente Petrolero 5-0 away from home for the Copa Libertadores da América, Palmeiras turns its attention to the Brazilian Championship. This Sunday, Abel Ferreira’s team returns to Allianz Parque to face Fluminense.
The coach will have three training sessions to prepare the team for the confrontation against the Cariocas. The expectation is that the starting team will be put on the field. On Wednesday, Alviverde will play against Juazeirense in Londrina and Abel must again select the full team.
After dividing the starters into two teams and rotating, it’s time to overcome the physical issue and avoid problems in the Copa do Brasil. The club does not want to repeat 2021, when it left the national tournament after elimination against CRB at home.
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For the next matches, Verdão has some confirmed absences. Defender Luan, in the final phase of physical transition, still doesn’t have a date or deadline to return.
Jaílson, who underwent recent knee surgery, should only return at the end of the year. Striker Gabriel Verón, who had confirmed edema, should be out of Sunday’s game, but may return on Wednesday against Juazeirense.
With four games completed, the palm trees is the eleventh place in the Brazilian Championship. In the last competition, Abel’s men thrashed Corinthians 3-0.