Arias and Keno shine in Fluminense debut and give Diniz a “headache” | Fluminense
Arias and Keno have been the highlights of Fluminense’s 2023 season debutMarcelo Gonsalves/Fluminense
Posted on 15/01/2023 08:00
Rio – Fluminense began the season with a 2-0 win over Rezende, this Saturday (14th), in Volta Redonda, for the primary spherical of the Carioca Championship. With a purpose in opposition to Joanderson and Allen from the penalty spot, the Warriors staff began 2023 the identical manner it ended final yr: with a win. Counting the streak of the final stretch from 2022, there are eight unbeaten matches and six consecutive triumphs.
Coach Fernando Dinis despatched on the sector the premise of the staff that graduated in 2022. In the primary half, the state of affairs was already recognized to the tricolors. Ganso commanded the opening of the midfield along with his passes to Arias, Cano and co. The Colombian and Argentinian have been even concerned in the primary purpose – which was dominated an personal purpose by defender Joanderson by the match referee.
Arias was the principle spotlight among the many starters. The Colombian seemed in higher form and impressed along with his tempo of play. He remained on the sector till the thirty fifth minute of the second half, when he was ultimately spared by coach Fernando Dinis – and so was Cano. Ganso, in flip, was substituted at half-time with again ache (however no downside).
By the way in which, the departure of Ganso at half-time modified Fluminense. Lima got here in however did not preserve the identical tempo because the staff. Guerreiros’ aspect struggled to work in possession, sped up the sport a lot and with that dropped a lot of passes – and at instances insisted on the lengthy balls to launch the strain from Rezende, who nearly scored by way of a mistake by Nino. Fabio saved.
The first reinforcement that happy the tricolors was Keno. The ahead, signed completely from Atlético-MG, nearly scored a purpose from Toni Kroos’ Germany free-kick on the 2018 World Cup, in addition to offering a stunning move for Allen to take the penalty that sealed victory for the tricolors. Allen himself took cost and gave the ultimate numbers.
When Keno took the sector, Diniz flipped Arias’ aspect and let the brand new addition play his trusted aspect. Already in his first minutes in the Fluminense jersey, the striker confirmed that he’ll struggle for a place in the beginning line-up. Now it is as much as the commander to search out one of the simplest ways to make use of it alongside Arias – who is working on the identical aspect.
In the debut, Fluminense had a good first half and drained in the latter phases, however reserves equivalent to Keno, Allen and Maroni got here on effectively. The latter in flip discovered good passes – like one for Lima, in the small space, who headed it.
Fluminense returns to the pitch subsequent Tuesday (17), in opposition to Nova Iguazu, at 21:10 (Brazil time), on the Maracana, for the second spherical of the Carioca Championship. Tickets for Team de Gurreiros’ first residence sport are actually on sale.