Madureira vs Flamengo: Vitor Pereira has options and is starting to show who will partner David Luiz in defense

Goalkeeper Santos apart, Flamengo begins 2023 with consensus on the defensive position: David Luiz. There is no scarcity of high quality options for Vitor Pereira in the squad and this Wednesday the coach will start to title who will partner David Luiz in defence. Leo Pereira is related, and Fabrizio Bruno, after a superb debut, needs to preserve the vacant seat. The ball begins rolling at 7pm, in Cariasica, in opposition to Madureira, for the second spherical of the Guanabara Cup – Get all of the match information right here.

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The two opponents begin the season at a stage and with good expectations. The number of Vitor Pereira will have a direct influence on the formation of the group, together with the positioning of the remainder of the gamers. As occurred in final Sunday’s match in opposition to Portugal on the Maraca, the Fabrizio Bruno possibility has David Luiz enjoying on the left facet of defense, as is his desire. The defender, regardless of being right-handed, finds it straightforward to play and place himself there.

Fabrizio Bruno, additionally a right-hander, is safer on the suitable. With left-handed Leo Pereira on the sector, David Luiz has been moved to the suitable as the previous Atlético cannot play the wrong way up. The three reside in a superb part and have high quality in bringing the ball out, each brief and lengthy balls. At the beginning of the season, the trio emerged as the primary defensive options for Vitor Pereira’s Flamengo.

At Flamengo since 2020, Leo Pereira provides 108 matches with Manto. Dorival Junior’s arrival in June 2022 marks a recent begin for the defender on the membership after two irregular first seasons. The No.4 recaptured the soccer that made him stand out for Atlético, and from then on he fashioned a secure defensive duo with David Luiz in the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores titles.

Fabricio Bruno arrived at Ninho in January 2022. After a promising begin, he picked up an damage on the finish of the season and ended up with no place in Dorival Júnior’s starting line-up. The performances in the Brazil group, together with Pablo, helped him to the title this yr. Manto has made 29 appearances in whole, which noticed him rating his third objective in opposition to Portugal on Sunday on the Maracana.


The Portuguese coach nonetheless has different names in addition to David Luiz, Fabricio Bruno and Leo Pereira. Pablo is the fourth defender in the “present hierarchy”. The quantity 30 is in his second season with Flamengo. In 2022, he had good performances in the Brasileirão, however not sufficient to put him in the title battle.

Rodrigo Caillot, however, is making an attempt to regain his place after a season marked by operations. The athlete has now recovered and participated in the pre-season along with his teammates, however nonetheless in the bodily restoration part, he was not included by Vitor Pereira for Flamengo’s first matches of the yr.


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