Flamengo will not have Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Filipe Luís against Barcelona SC; David Luiz is evaluated | Football | sports

On the other hand, the coach recovers midfielder Diego Ribas.


Flamengo will host Barcelona SC on Wednesday, in the first leg of the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores 2021, a match in which it will not be able to count on two of its key players, the Uruguayan Giorgian De Arrascaeta and the full-back Filipe Luís.

With muscle injuries, the two players did not participate in this week’s training sessions and are banned from this Wednesday’s engagement at the Maracana, although they will have to make up the starting eleven in the second leg, which will be played on September 29 in the Monumental Banco Pichincha.

On the other hand, the coach of the current Brazilian champion, Renato Gaúcho, will have at his disposal the midfielder Diego Ribas, who has already recovered from an edema in the calf that he suffered two weeks ago.

The technical commission also evaluates the situation of David Luiz, because the defender still needs muscular reinforcement, although he could be registered as a substitute for the first game of the semifinal, while forward Bruno Henrique is also recovering from an injury and his participation follow as doubt.

For the commitment, which will be played at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian authorities authorized the presence of the fans, with a capacity limited to 50% of the total capacity, which corresponds to about 35,000 occupied seats.

The Canarian team also arrived with a loss, which traveled on Monday in a charter flight. Ecuadorian Argentine American Michael Hoyos

The Guayaquil team managed to recover from severe injuries to defender Mario Pineida, midfielder Bruno Piñatares and attacker Adonis Preciado, so it is expected that Bustos will include them in the starting eleven.

In the current Libertadores season, Barcelona SC has remained undefeated, as in the group stage they defeated Santos 0-2 and drew 2-2 with Fluminense.

The winner of the clashes between Flamengo and Barcelona SC will be measured in the final of the Libertadores with the winner of the duel between Palmeiras and Atlético Mineiro, who will meet this Tuesday in Sao Paulo. (D)