Still at the beginning of his work with coach Luís Castro, the Botafogo has this Sunday, at 11 am, at Estádio Mané Garrincha, in Brasília, its first classic in the return to Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. Glorioso measures forces with Flamengo, which holds the field command and will have 90% of the crowd in their favor, in a game valid for the fifth round.
Tickets are sold out and around 55,000 fans are expected – 5,000 of which are black-and-white. Botafogo had a full week to work and improve the football presented in the draw at home with Juventude, last Sunday. Glorioso and the club rubro-negro have the same five points in the table and are separated only by goal difference.
For the derby, Botafogo has at least one doubt: who will be Victor Cuesta’s defense partner. With Philipe Sampaio and Carli out, Kanu traveled with the delegation and, having recently recovered from a hamstring injury, is the favourite, despite not having a confirmed presence yet due to missing training sessions. Klaus, who has yet to debut, and young Kawan are the other options.
Defender Philipe Sampaio suffered an injury to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee in the game against Juventude and is out of the derby, as are Barreto (injury to the right thigh) and Joel Carli (in physical reconditioning after recovering from an ankle problem). . Carlinhos (ligament injury in the left knee) and Rafael (complete rupture of the Achilles tendon) are recovering from surgery. Niko Hämäläinen and Sebastian Joffre have not yet been regularized.
The opponent – Flamengo
With the backstage busy after an interview with former club coach Jorge Jesus, Flamengo goes to the classic under pressure. Coach Paulo Sousa will not be able to count on goalkeeper Santos, with pain in his left thigh, and on striker Pedro, with pain in his right thigh. On the other hand, defender Rodrigo Caio, who hasn’t played since December, was once again listed.
All tickets are sold out. Botafogo fans were entitled to only 10% of the load – around 5,000 tickets – and will access the Mané Garrincha Stadium through gates 6 and 7.
Where to watch Flamengo vs Botafogo
Only Premiere will show the match, on pay-per-view.
The CBF appointed a refereeing trio from the FIFA team for the classic. Anderson Daronco (RS) whistles, assisted by Bruno Boschilia (PR) and Rafael da Silva Alves (RS). VAR will be commanded by Daniel Nobre Bins and assisted by André da Silva Bitencourt, both also from the Gaucho Federation.
FLAMENGO X BOTAFOGO
Stadium: Mané Garrincha
Date-Time: 05/08/2022 – 11 am
Referee: Anderson Daronco (Fifa/RS)
Assistants: Bruno Boschilia (Fifa/PR) and Rafael da Silva Alves (Fifa/RS)
VAR: Daniel Nobre Bins (RS)
Tickets: sold out
Where to watch: Premiere
FLAMENGO: Hugo Souza; Pablo, David Luiz and Filipe Luís; Isla, João Gomes, Willian Arão and Arrascaeta; Everton Ribeiro, Gabriel and Bruno Henrique – Coach: Paulo Sousa.
BOTAFOGO: Catito Fernandez; Saravia, Kanu, Victor Cuesta and Daniel Borges; Luís Oyama, Patrick de Paula and Chay; Gustavo Sauer, Erison and Victor Sá – Coach: Luís Castro.