The backstage of Bahia’s 4-0 rout against Londrina last Tuesday showed that coach Guto Ferreira can spare some athletes in the match against Azuriz, which is worth classification in the Copa do Brasil. In the video released by the club, the coach talked about the possibility of changing the team.
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– Before that, there’s the Copa do Brasil. There are some [jogadores] that will rest. In fact, they will train to improve, and others go there to get the classification. And I’m sure whoever goes there will get the classification – says the coach.
Guto Ferreira, Bahia coach — Photo: Felipe Oliveira/EC Bahia
Bahia and Azuriz face each other in a return game of the third phase of the Copa do Brasil next Tuesday, at 20:30 (Brasilia time), at Os Pioneiros Stadium. The first leg, at Fonte Nova, ended 0-0.
On the morning of this Thursday, the Tricolor presented itself with a focus on the confrontation against the team from Paraná. This Friday’s training will also be held in the morning.
Striker Raí is already missing for the match, who underwent a surgical procedure because of a fracture in his right hand. Striker Hugo Rodallega and midfielder Lucas Mugni are also out, recovering from thigh injuries.
Defender Didi, midfielder Emerson Santos and attacking midfielder Rildo competed in the Copa do Brasil for other clubs and cannot be selected against Azuriz.
Among the holders in the rout over Londrina, Danilo Fernandes, Luiz Otávio, Patrick de Lucca, Daniel and Marco Antônio played all the last seven games of the Tricolor and are more likely to be spared.
Leader of Serie B with 13 points, Bahia is rooting against direct opponents in the fight for the top to stay in first place in the competition.