Fluminense vs Flamengo, Sunday’s classic match for the eighth round of the Brazilian Series A Championship.
Although a party is being planned by the stadium administration, the climate does not match with Fluminense, who is of complete low spirits.
The club is going through a serious administrative crisis. So much so that was held on Saturday, June 8, their presidential election. The vote, which was supposed to happen only at the end of the year, was brought forward in an attempt to contain the political feud.
However, this is a problem that has been going on for years. The biggest shock was even within the four lines of the pitch. On Wednesday, June 5, the tricolor was eliminated in the last 16 of the Brazilian Cup in a dramatic way.
After a 1-1 draw with Cruzeiro in the Maracanã, they emerged in advantage in the return game at Mineirão, suffered the upset, but reached the equalizer with a bicycle goal of João Pedro in the 52 minutes of the final part.
After forcing the decision by penalties with the equalizer by 2 to 2, they ended up being eliminated by penalties wasted by Paulo Henrique Ganso, Gilberto and by João Pedro. The latter, considered the great revelation of the club in recent years, only 17 years, still in doubt for the classic Fla-Flu. With a fever, he may not be able to play.
This complicates even more the situation of the tricolor, which started the journey at the edge of the relegation zone. With six points it is in the sixteenth position.
In Flamengo, the scenery is festive. Fla-Flu will be counting on the presence in the stands of Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus, hired to take charge of the club next week.
The party increased with the classification of the red-black team for the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup. The team defeated Corinthians 1-0 at Maracanã, completing the service by winning the same score in the first game in São Paulo.
They did this under the orders of technical assistant Marcelo Salles, who will also act as interim coach in the Sunday’s classic. They will not be able to count on the steering wheel with Cuellar, serving for the Colombian national team that will dispute the Copa America. The Paraguayan Piris da Mota occupies the vacancy.
With 13 points Flamengo started the eighth round dispute in fourth place in the Brasileirão standings table.
With superior technical resources and in a better phase, Flamengo makes the prognosis in its success the most appropriate guess for Sunday’s classic against Fluminense for the eighth round of the Brazilian Championship.