This Tuesday (12), Flamengo held its last training session before traveling to Cariacica (Espírito Santo), location of the game against Athletico-PR, for the Brazilian Championship. During a break from activities, defender Léo Pereira used social media to promote his newest haircut. With a two-tone beard and a shaved head, the defender activated “Viking mode” and generated a series of memes among the red and black fans.
“Aka Viking”, wrote Léo Pereira in the caption of the published photo. In the comments, red and black fans praised the defender’s new look. Other fans called the defender “Ragnar da Gávea”, in reference to the protagonist of the series Vikings, on the History channel, played by Australian actor Travis Fimmel.
RAGNAR DA GÁVEA
— Erick ᶜʳᶠ (@_Erickcrf_) September 12, 2023
THANKS RAGNAR LODBROK
— jpᶜʳᶠ (@wolfkickss) September 12, 2023
Hey, can we get married?
— LSX (@lsxgomes) September 12, 2023
That’s it my defender
– The. (@crfvnt7) September 12, 2023
Is Léo Pereira available for Flamengo’s next game?
An important player in Flamengo’s squad, Léo Pereira was listed by coach Jorge Sampaoli and has a good chance of playing against Athletico. In this Tuesday’s activity (12), the Argentine coach indicated that he could send a formation with three defenders to the field: David Luiz, Fabrício Bruno and Léo Pereira.
If he opts for a formation with four players in the defense line, Sampaoli should use Léo Pereira on the left-back. This is because both Ayrton Lucas and Filipe Luís will not be available for the match. The first is suspended due to the accumulation of yellow cards. The former Atlético de Madrid player suffered an injury to the back of his right thigh and is under the care of the medical department.
Léo Pereira’s numbers for Flamengo
After standing out at Athletico, Léo Pereira was hired in 2020 by Flamengo. At the time, Mais Querido disbursed around 7 million euros, which at the time represented R$28 million. The defender’s start at the Rio club was not easy. With irregular performances and compromising mistakes, the defender became the target of the fans.
Following the arrival of Renato Gaúcho in July 2021, Léo Pereira turned the key at Flamengo and managed to turn things around. Since then, the player has accumulated reliable and outstanding performances and is currently considered by most fans as one of the most reliable defenders in the squad.
In total, the number 4 played 146 games with the Flamengo shirt, scored seven goals, provided five assists and won the following titles: Supercopa do Brasil (2020 and 2021), Recopa Sul-Americana (2020), Campeonato Brasileiro (2019 and 2020), Copa Libertadores (2019 and 2022), Campeonato Carioca (2020 and 2021) and Copa do Brasil (2022).
Flamengo’s next games
- Flamengo x Athletico-PR – Brazilian Championship – Kléber Andrade Stadium (Cariacica, Espirito Santo) – Wednesday (12/9), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time);
- Flamengo x São Paulo – Copa do Brasil (final – first leg) – Maracanã – Sunday (17/9), at 4pm (Brasília time);
- Goiás x Flamengo – Brazilian Championship – Serrinha Stadium – Wednesday (20/9), at 7pm (Brasília time)