Fortaleza and Athletico enter the field this Sunday, for round 11 of Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. The ball rolls at Arena Castelão at 7pm.
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Fortaleza remains in the bottom of the competition, with only six points. In an increasingly complicated situation in the table, they urgently need a victory. At home, the triumphs have not yet come. Leão is six points behind Botafogo (which has 12), the first team outside the relegation zone. Tricolor comes from a bitter draw against Goiás, at home, in the last round.
Athletico arrives packed with six games without losing, four of them for the Brasileirão. Hurricane still tries to score the third consecutive victory as a visitor, something it hasn’t been able to do since 2001 – the year it was Brazilian champion.
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Arena Castelão hosts Fortaleza x Athletico — Photo: Thiago Gadelha/SVM
Fortaleza – coach: Juan Pablo Vojvoda
Vojvoda will have absences for this Sunday’s duel. The last confirmed absence was for defender Tinga, who will miss the team for two months after surgery on his left foot. Benevenuto, who left the last match in pain, is a doubt for the duel.
who is out: Tinga and Depietri are in the DM. Matheus Vargas is in transition.
hanging: Juninho Capixaba, Felipe, Pikachu, Robson.
likely lineup: Boeck; Landázuri, Titi, Ceballos; Pikachu, Felipe, Hercules, Lucas Lima, Juninho Capixaba (Crispim); Moses and Romero.
Probable Fortaleza against Athletico-PR — Photo: ge
Athletico – coach: Felipão
Hurricane will have to make two changes to the starting lineup, as defender Pedro Henrique and striker Pablo are suspended. Matheus Felipe should enter the defense, while Marcelo Cirino and Rômulo fight for position in the attack. In addition, Léo Cittadini was tested among the holders and could be another novelty.
Embezzlement: Pedro Henrique and Pablo (suspended); Canobbio (Uruguayan national team); Vitor Roque (U-20 team); Thiago Heleno, Kawan, Julimar, Reinaldo, Marlos and Vitinho (medical department).
hanging: Bento, Abner and Cuello.
Probable starting lineup: Bento; Khellven, Matheus Felipe, Nico Hernández and Abner; Hugo Moura, Matheus Fernandes and David Terans; Cuello, Pedro Rocha (Léo Cittadini) and Marcelo Cirino (Romulo).
Athletico likely against Fortaleza — Photo: ge
Referee: André Luiz de Freitas Castro (GO)
Assistant 1: Fabricio Vilarinho da Silva (FIFA) (GO)
Assistant 2: Tiago Gomes da Silva (GO)
fourth referee: Renato Pinheiro (CE)
field analyst: Paulo Silvio dos Santos (CE)
video referee: Daiane Caroline Muniz dos Santos (FIFA) (SP)