The champions of the classic game considered by many to be the biggest interstate competition in Brazil, Atletico MG and Flamengo will compete in the Brazilian Super Cup on Sunday, 4pm (GMT), at the Arena Pantanal, in Cuiaba.
The two teams arrived in Mato Grosso with a big celebration. The rooster was greeted with a lot of noise At his hotel on Avenida Isaac Beauvois when the sun was still out. Players presented red and black Hysteria amid a storm on Avenida Miguel Sutil.
The atmosphere has become very hot in recent weeks regarding the background to the decision. The stage of the game has always been controversial, and Atlético often complained about the fact that it was reserved for a square whose audience of red and black represented the majority. Subsequently, the competitor accused himself of informing himself of the headquarters before Gallo due to pre-booking tickets.
Atlético x Flamengo Super Cup artwork – Photo: ge
Atlético, the current Brazilian and Copa del Rey champions, will play in their first Supercopa do Brasil and are looking for an unprecedented title. Gallo returned from vacation a month and three days ago, and used the start of the Campeonato Mineiro as a lab for coach Antonio Mohamed. The confrontation against the flamingo is a test of fire.
Flamengo arrives as an “outsider” because they haven’t won any of the titles that take the club to the Supercup. However, the current position is the two-time champion. In 2020, they beat Atlético-PR without fears 3-0. Last year, they beat Palmeiras on penalties in a thrilling decision after a 2-2 draw in regular time.
Played in one match, Supercopa do Brasil is decided by a penalty shootout in the event of a tie in normal time. Whoever wins the tournament gets a prize of 5 million Brazilian riyals. The representative will receive a compensation of 2 million Brazilian riyals.
flow: TV Globo (with Luis Roberto, Caio Ribeiro and Junior) and Sportive (Luis Carlos Jr., Fabio Jr., Pedrinho and Lidio Carmona) broadcast the match across Brazil.
Atletico MG – Coach: Antonio Mohamed
Gallo would go all out in the fray, with doubts about using Matias Zaracho, who has a thigh problem, but should at least draw on the bench. The team scored 30 players, including Eduardo Vargas, who went through the medical department with a knee injury. The Chilean traveled to Cuiaba, but he should not be physically fit. If Zaracho does not play, the biggest chance will be for Jefferson Savarino as a right winger.
Before the duel with the Flamengo, Antonio Mohamed used the first seven rounds of the Campeonato Mineiro to shoot the team, alternating with reserve and holder. In the last match, they beat Athletic and saved the champions in the first half.
The possibility of Atletico facing Flamengo – Photo: ge
Flamengo – Coach: Paulo Sousa
Paulo Sousa has his key players at his disposal. The number of missing should be two: Thiago Maia departed due to a deep injury he sustained last week, and Gustavo Henrique, who has pain in his right knee and misses recent training, will not be on the bench.
By saving the most medals against Madureira, the Portuguese, who only transfers the squad to players on match day, indicated he shouldn’t make too many surprises. The main doubts concern one of the midfielders: the rookie Joao Gomes or Andreas Pereira.
Check out the potential Flamengo holding Atletico MG – Photo: ge
Vertical arbitrage – Photo: infoesporte
- Referee: Anderson Daronko (FIFA-RS)
- Assistant 1: Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis (Fifa-SP)
- Second assistant: Bruno Rafael Perez (Fifa-GO)
- Video Technique: Daniel Nobre Pines (Republika Srpska)
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