Jessica Campos


With Renato Gaúcho, Flamengo only lost to Grêmio and Internacional

Renato seeks to overcome problems with gaucho teams |  Credit: Alexandre Vidal/CRF


Renato seeks to overcome problems with gaucho teams | Credit: Alexandre Vidal/CRF

Despite suffering some pressure from some fans, Renato Gaúcho has a successful trajectory in command of Mais Querido. There are 23 games ahead of Rio de Janeiro’s rubro-negro, and only two defeats. But what draws attention is that both clubs that overcame Flamengo de Renato are teams from Rio Grande do Sul. Grêmio beat Flamengo by 1 x 0 on September 19th and Internacional beat Mais Querido by 4 x 0 on August 8th.

The data gained even more prominence considering that Flamengo will face this Wednesday, 13, Juventude, team from Caxias do Sul, for the 26th round of the Brasileirão. It is noteworthy that the previous meeting with the team ended with a 1-0 victory for Juventude, in June this year, at the Alfredo Jaconi Stadium, in Caxias do Sul, at the time the red-black team was still led by Rogerio Ceni.

Despite the difficulties facing the clubs from Rio Grande do Sul, Flamengo will play at home, in front of their fans, which are factors that elevate the team’s performance. Of the 42 points won by the team, 21 were within their domains. In the Brazilian Championship there were 11 games, being seven wins and four defeats.

Another point to be highlighted are the teams’ distinct moments. Flamengo is fighting for the title, while Juventude are just one point behind Bahia, which opens the Z-4, just two behind Sport Recife, which is in 18th place and still has the pressure of Grêmio, which is 19th place with 23 points, but has two games less than the Youth. According to statistics Flamengo has more than 76% of chances to win the match.

The match takes place this Wednesday, the 13th, at 7 pm, at Maracanã. Flamengo should go to the field with: Diego Alves, Matheuzinho, Rodrigo Caio, Léo Pereira and Filipe Luís; Arão, Thiago Maia, Andreas Pereira, Kenedy (Vitinho’s natural replacement, but Rodinei and Lázaro are in the fight), Michael and Pedro. Youth should play with: Douglas; Michel Macedo, Vitor Mendes, Rafael Forster and William Matheus; Didi, Ricardinho, Guilherme Castilho and Wagner; Ricardo Bueno and Paulinho Boia.

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