Fortaleza face Iguatú in Campeonato Cearense 2023 debut

Fortaleza enter the Cearense Championship this Saturday afternoon, the 14th, with the dream of successful an unprecedented five-time state championship for themselves. For the second time in historical past, Leão has this chance, however now in superior fight situation.

In 2011, when he tried his first penta, Tricolore had nice monetary constraints and was at its worst sporting second in Serie C till Brasileiro. Today, twelve years later, with a group assembled to compete in the principle nationwide division for the fifth time in a row and the Libertadores of America, for instance, Fortaleza enters the Magnadinho closely favored.

Another important distinction is in the involvement of the state from the start. In the final 4 editions of the championship, Cearense – having received all of them – Leão entered the extra superior levels to take part in the Northeast Cup, however this 12 months the (technical) privilege was terminated.

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That’s why this afternoon, from 16:00, Fortaleza will take the sphere and face Iguatú on the Presidente Vargas Stadium. The conventional Gentilândia stadium was chosen as house by Leão whereas Castelão is closed.

The group that coach Juan Pablo Voivoda will subject is an enormous thriller. Training for the week was closed and the Argentine has virtually the whole squad. Only midfielder Pochettino and newly signed Lucero haven’t been legalized but.

Fortaleza’s opponent in the debut is Iguatu, who in the final version of the State was in fourth place, eliminating Ceara in the quarterfinals. Azulao as soon as once more gambled on the work of coach Washington Luiz, who led the group to Serie A in Cearense in 2021.

The group from the center-south of the state have in their squad gamers who’re very skilled at Cearense, equivalent to defender Reginaldo, winger Talison Calcinha, defensive midfielder Guidio and striker Luis Soares. Fortaleza-based defender Max Oliveira additionally defends Azulao and must be in the beginning line-up.

Fortaleza x Iguatú

4-3-3: Fernando Miguel; Tinga, Britez, Titi and Bruno Pacheco; Lucas Sasha, Kayo Alexander and Pikachu (Lucas Crispim); Romarinho, Thiago Galjardo and Moses (Pedro Rocha). Tech.: Voivoda

4-4-2: Marcelo; Talison, Max Oliveira, Reginaldo and Julio Nascimento; Wender, Guidio, Gladson and Dico; Caxito and Luis Soares. Technology: Washington Lewis

Location: Presidente Vargas Stadium in Fortaleza/CE
Date: 14.01.2023
Time: 4 p.m
Referee: Leo Simon
Assistants: Neilton Oliveira and Jose Morasi de Sousa
Broadcast: TV Cidade, Radio O POVO CBN and CBN Cariri, O POVO Facebook and YouTube

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