The Fluminense coach, Odair Hellmann, will have to make a change to this Sunday’s classic, against Botafogo, for the 13th round of the Brasileirão, in relation to the team that thrashed Coritiba 4-0 at the beginning of the week. Fernando Pacheco should have a chance in the starting lineup, in the vacancy opened by Wellington Silva, who suffered an injury to his left thigh in last Monday’s game.
Fernando Pacheco, in Fluminense x Coritiba – Photo: Lucas Merçon / FFC
The Peruvian has been training among the titleholders in the work carried out over the past week at CT Carlos Castilho. The young promise will again have a chance to start playing since the classic against Flamengo in early September. The rest of the team must be the same team that entered the field against Coritiba. Odair has yet another training session, this Saturday, to define the team.
The probable lineup for Fluminense is: Muriel, Igor Julião, Matheus Ferraz, Nino and Danilo Barcelos; Hudson, Dodi and Nenê; Michel Araújo, Fernando Pacheco and Fred.
Wellington Silva injured his thigh in a match against Coritiba – Photo: Paulo Sérgio / Aência F8 / Estadão Content
Goose thickens list of Covid outlets
Fluminense will still have many absences due to the Covid-19 outbreak that hit the squad last week. Goose is the tenth infected. Besides him, they were already out: André, Calegari, Marcos Paulo, Martinelli, Miguel, Luan, Luccas Claro, Luiz Henrique and Nascimento.
Digão and Yuri become available again
On the other hand, Odair again has at his disposal two players who have already become holders during the 2020 season: Digão and Yuri, recovered from injury and already training normally with the rest of the group. The defender had injured his left thigh against Corinthians on 9/13, and the midfielder had suffered from a condition of pubalgia.
Digão in Fluminense training – Photo: Lucas Merçon / FFC
Fluminense and Botafogo face this Sunday, at 11am, at the Nilton Santos stadium. Tricolor is seventh in the Brasileirão with 17 points. Alvinegro, on the other hand, occupies the 19th and penultimate position, with 11 points.