Flamengo reported on Sunday that striker Gabriel Barbosa underwent examinations and found a muscle injury in his right thigh. Thus, the center forward becomes a doubt for Tuesday’s game against Barcelona de Guayaquil, in Ecuador, for the fourth round of Group A of the Copa Libertadores.
Gabigol started immediate treatment and will continue with the red-black delegation in Guayaquil, according to the Flamengo statement. After the 5-0 defeat last Thursday, the game against Barcelona gained decisive airs, especially for coach Domènec Torrent, although vice president Marcos Braz supported the coach and said the coach’s departure was never discussed.
Confirmed the absence of Gabigol, Flamengo has Pedro and Bruno Henrique as main options for the attack command on Tuesday.