With the key turned and Paulo Sousa backedafter a day of bombastic statements by Jorge JesusThe Flamengo performed again this Friday morning, at Ninho do Urubu. The next game will be against Botafogo, on Sunday, for the Brazilian Championship, and it may mark the return of an important player, Matheuzinho, while Pedro, with muscle pain, worries.
There is still an indigestible list of players that will not be available to Mister for the classic, such as Fabrício Bruno and Matheus França, in the DM; and Rodrigo Caio, who trains with the group, but still doesn’t have full game conditions.
Speaking of training with the cast, Matheuzinho did activities with the main group for the third consecutive day and hopes to return this weekend. Due to a muscle injury in the thigh, the right-back has not played since the first leg against Talleres, for Libertadores, on the 12th of this month.
Léo Pereira, who came from thigh pain, also trained with the group. Pablo, in turn, did controlled activities at the CT academy. In addition, Marinho, who had a fractured rib in the game against Altos-PI, for the Copa do Brasil, trained a part on the lawn.
Vitinho trains with physiotherapists on the field, while Gustavo Henrique is at a more advanced stage in relation to shirt 11, as he is in transition – he performs a part of the training with the team and another with the physical trainer Lluís Sala.
Pedro, in turn, did treatment and light exercises at the gym. He still felt muscle pain in the game against Talleres last Wednesday, in Córdoba, when he scored Fla’s second in a 2-2 draw. The situation of shirt 21 worries the technical commission, which will still apply training in Rio this Saturday, before traveling to Brasilia and disclosing the related for the duel against Botafogo.
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