Flamengo and Fluminense begin to dispute the decision of the Carioca Championship, starting at 20:30 (Brasília time) this Saturday (1) at the Maracanã stadium. This will be the fourth consecutive opportunity in which the teams dispute the title of the competition, with Tricolor das Laranjeiras winning in 2022 and Rubro-Negro in 2020 and 2021. National Radio broadcasts the decisive match live.
After two weeks without playing, due to the interruption due to selection games played in Fifa Dates, the Gávea team tries to reach the first title of the season after the failures in the Club World Cup, in the Supercopa do Brasil and in the Recopa Sudamericana . In addition, Fla also lost the Guanabara Cup title to Flu.
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Mengão concluded this Friday (31), at Ninho do Urubu, training for the first game of the final of the @Cariocao! #VamosFlamengo
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— Flamengo (@Flamengo) March 31, 2023
For this Saturday’s match, the hope for goals for Rubro-Negro is striker Pedro. The striker, who has already defended Tricolor, has 13 goals in 12 games this season, in addition to three assists. An embezzlement of the team commanded by the Portuguese coach Vítor Pereira is the Uruguayan midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta, sidelined to treat pain in the pubic area. The player also has a confirmed absence in the return match of the decision.
Fluminense, on the other hand, lives a real honeymoon with its fans. In the last match, the tricolor thrashed Volta Redonda by the surprising score of 7-0, with a perfect performance by the Argentinean Germán Cano. The striker, who has already scored 14 goals in the year, is more than confirmed in this Saturday’s match. Who does not have a guaranteed place in the starting lineup is Marcelo. The left-back, the club’s biggest signing this window, has yet to debut (his last game was on January 11, still for Olympiacos in Greece). However, there is an expectation that coach Fernando Diniz will put him in during the match.
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— Fluminense FC (@FluminenseFC) March 31, 2023
There is no advantage in these two games, which makes the tie on the aggregate score take the decision to penalties. However, in the last few games, Tricolor has the advantage: in the last ten matches between the clubs, Fluminense won six and Flamengo only two, in addition to two draws.
National Radio broadcast
A National Radio broadcasts Flamengo and Fluminense with narration by André Luiz Mendes, comments by Waldir Luiz and reporting by Bruno Mendes. You follow the National Ball Show here:
* Collaboration of Pedro Dabés (intern) under the supervision of Verônica Dalcanal.