O palm trees appeared again on the morning of this Friday (30), at the Football Academy, after the 1-0 victory over Atlético-MG, in Mineirão, starting the preparations for the duel against Botafogo, on Monday (3), at 8 pm, at Nilton Santos. The holders of the last Wednesday did regenerative activities in the CT and were spared. The activity marked the returns of Weverton and Gustavo Gomezwho were with the selection of Brazil and Paraguay.
For the match in Rio de Janeiro, against Alvinegro from Rio de Janeiro, Verdão will have the rounds of five athletes: in addition to those mentioned above, Danilo, Zé Rafael and Gabriel Menino, all suspended in the last game. In the same way as the reinforcements, the technician Abel Ferreira will be able to command the team from the bench. That’s because, with Galo, he had to comply with automatic suspension after being sent off in the classic with Santos, at Allianz Parque.
The only absences are Jailson, recovering from an injury to his right knee, and Raphael Veiga, who is out of action this season due to an injury to his right ankle. Thus, the probable Palmeiras to face Botafogo, in Niltão, has Weverton, Marcos Rocha, Gustavo Gómez, Murilo and Piquerez; Danilo, Zé Rafael and Bruno Tabata; Gustavo Scarpa, Dudu and Rony.