Flamengo will face Santos, today (6), in Maracan, in a farewell to the fans and with the 2022 season already on track. With no appearances in the Brazilian Championship, the duel would serve as a kind of entrance test for some to name a red-black squad. The clash will take place at 20:00 (GMT).
With 71 points, Gavia’s team is already sure of second place in the tournament and does not reach Atlético-MG, who were crowned advance champions last Thursday. Santos is aiming to reach the first half of the table in 12th with 46 points.
There will be many drones to face the fish in Fla. In this scenario, today’s match against Atletico-GO on Thursday becomes an opportunity to “show serve” and seek more places in the group next season, to name a few.
An example is goalkeeper Hugo. Starting against Sport last Friday, he was one of Flamengo’s main attractions and, having become third substitute, is on course to take the same spot with Gabriel Batista as Diego Alves’ immediate reserve. Right-back Mathuzinho, the club’s spawn and praised by the crowd, can also be cited.
Stepping up this year, Kennedy is another who fits the position. The player, who arrived in August on loan from Chelsea, England, was not used as expected.
The match will be “see you soon” for fans from the team. After all, it will be Fla’s last in Maracan this year. Against Serra, the stadium was received by around 48,000 people who showed their support for the team to Palmeiras after the Libertadores final defeat.
Controversy in the first round
In the first round of the Brazilian Championship, the clash between Santos and Flamengo at Villa Belmiro began and, later, was controversial. The game was the first for then newcomer Andreas Pereira, wearing a red-black shirt – he also scored a goal in the 4–0 victory.
However, the duel ended in the Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD), following a complaint from Peixe, under a health claim.
Flamengo were condemned for selecting Andreas – the midfielder who worked for Manchester United, England – ahead of the mandatory 14-day quarantine period established by Anvisa (National Health Monitoring Agency) for travelers passing through the United Kingdom. The player responded for conduct contrary to discipline or sporting ethics. Rubro-Negro and the player were acquitted.
Flamego X Santos
Competition: Brazilian Championship
Local: in Maracan, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Day: December 6, 2021, Monday
the schedule: 20h
punch: Anderson Daronko (Rs.)
assistants: Rafael da Silva Alves (RS) and Michael Stanislau (RS)
Where: Daniel Nobre Bins (Rs.)
Flamengo: Hugo; Mathuzinho, Gustavo Henrique, David Luiz and Rodinei; Joao Gomes, Andreas and Vitinho; Everton Ribeiro, Gabigol and Pedro.
Santos: John Paul; Caki, Luiz Felipe and Danilo Bozza; Madsen, Camacho, Vinicius Zanocello, Marcos Guilherme and Lucas Braga; Marino and Marcos Leonardo.