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Just a week before the continental grand final, the coach highlighted the athlete who should start the match against Flamengo

Photo: Marcello Zambrana / AGIF - Abel Ferreira is looking for the Libertadores by Palmeiras bichampionship
Photo: Marcello Zambrana / AGIF – Abel Ferreira is looking for the Libertadores by Palmeiras bichampionship

Abel Ferreira is looking for the bi-championship of the Copa Libertadores and the tri-championship of Palmeiras. On the next 27th, Verdão will face Flamengo in the grand final of America. Before that, the team still has two more clashes for Brasileirão, against Fortaleza away from home and Atlético-MG at Allianz Parque. In both matches, Dudu must have a guaranteed presence among the holders. Back in the middle of the year, the player has received raves from the current coach.

“A player who arrived in the middle of the process, came from a spell in Qatar. He’s going through his best moment, he was in slower football, games from week to week… He even had to do a pre-season, everything in life has a time. He arrived with very high expectations and we had to give this time to prepare and now he is in his best phase since he returned to Palmeiras”, said Abel Ferreira to Conmebol’s social media.

Dudu returned to Verdão after a loan period with Al-Duhail of Qatar. So far, he has taken a long time to establish himself as the starting lineup, but he has already decided in two playoffs for Libertadores, with a goal over São Paulo and an assist against Atlético-MG. So far, the shirt 43 has played in 26 matches, with four goals scored, in addition to two assists.

The player also spoke to the media at Conmebol about the posture that Alviverde should present in this final. “In this final, giving 100% is not enough to win the title. I hope that in the game we can make the best decision, be in the exact place to score. I have nothing selfish, if it is my teammates to score the goal, so be it. The most important thing is for Palmeiras to win. Right now we have to be focused on that purpose.”

The final will take place at the Centenário stadium, in Montevideo. Also this Saturday (20), Verdão visits Fortaleza at Arena Castelão, in Ceará. And on Tuesday (23), the team receives the leader Atlético-MG at Allianz Parque, in a re-edition of the semifinal of the current edition of the Libertadores, when Verdão advanced by the criterion of away goals. In Brasileirão, the team is in third place with 58 points.

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