September 29, 2023
São Paulo fans tease Flamengo before the final: ‘Real Madrid, you can wait’

São Paulo fans tease Flamengo before the final: ‘Real Madrid, you can wait’

Minutes before the ball rolled for the final of the Copa do Brasil starting at 4pm (Brasília time) this Sunday (17th), São Paulo fans present at Maracanã took the opportunity to provoke Flamengo. The visitors chanted: “Real Madrid, you can wait! Your time will come.”

This is an ordeal in reference to a celebration by football vice-president Marcos Braz for the Rio de Janeiro club’s title in the 2022 Libertadores. In the locker room after the victory over Athletico, the manager sang this same song with the players, already projecting a possible final with the Merengues in the Club World Cup.

David Luiz even asked Braz to calm down in the video that went viral on social media. Especially after Flamengo was eliminated by Al-Ahli in the World Cup semi-final. In other words: there wasn’t even a confrontation with Real Madrid in the grand final.

São Paulo climbed with Wellington Rato

Dorival Júnior joined São Paulo with Wellington Rato as a big surprise for the decision against Flamengo. Luciano, the club’s fifth highest scorer in the history of knockouts, starts on the bench. Arboleda, who was doubtful before the final due to muscle pain, will go into the game as a starter.

São Paulo’s lineup: Rafael; Rafinha, Arboleda, Beraldo and Caio Paulista; Pablo Maia, Alisson, Rodrigo Nestor and Wellington Rato; Lucas Moura and Calleri

São Paulo and Flamengo face each other in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final this Sunday (17), starting at 4pm (Brasília time). The return duel is scheduled for the following Sunday (24), at the same time, in Morumbi.

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