After the FIFA Data break, Grêmio will have two consecutive games in the state of São Paulo. On the 14th, Thursday, at 9:30 pm, Tricolor Gaúcho will face RB Bragantino, at Nabi Abi Chedid, in Bragança Paulista. On the 18th, Monday, at 9pm, the opponent will be Corinthians, at the Neoquímica Arena, in the capital of São Paulo.
Because of this, Grêmio will not return to Porto Alegre after the game against Bragantino. This Friday (8), Tricolor confirmed the logistics for the two matches valid for the Brazilian Championship.
Accommodation in Atibaia
Until Wednesday morning (13), coach Renato Portaluppi leads the team’s preparation at CT Luiz Carvalho, in Porto Alegre. On the afternoon of the day before the game against Bragantino, the trip to São Paulo takes place, landing at Guarulhos Airport. From there, the delegation takes a bus journey of around an hour to Atibaia.
Grêmio will be staying at the Bourbon Atibaia Resort. The Gre-Nal duo’s usual place of concentration in the interior of São Paulo, the complex is less than half an hour from Nabi Abi Chedid, the stage for the first of two consecutive Tricolor Gaúcho matches on São Paulo soil.
After the game with Bragantino, Grêmio returns to Atibaia, where they will prepare to face Corinthians. There will be three training sessions before the bus trip to São Paulo, on the afternoon of the 17th, the day before the clash at NeoQuímica Arena.
After the departure, the delegation sleeps in São Paulo, and returns to Porto Alegre in the early afternoon of the 19th, Tuesday. On Thursday, the 21st, at 9:30 pm, Tricolor will return to the field against another team from São Paulo: Palmeiras. This time, however, the confrontation will be in the Arena.
Looking to continue in the G-4, and with an eye on Botafogo
The sequence of games against São Paulo is considered fundamental for Grêmio to continue in the G-4. In 3rd place, with 39 points, Tricolor is just one ahead of Fluminense, which is 5th.
At the same time, even if it is far away, Renato Portaluppi’s team keeps an eye on the possible fall of Botafogo. The championship leader has 51 points, but is coming off a defeat to Flamengo and controversy involving coach Bruno Lage.
— There are a lot of things that are distant and we look for in life, right? And football is like that. The title is far away, but I’ve seen so many things happen in football… and it’s not that it’s such a difficult thing — pondered Renato.