Fri. Sep 22nd, 2023

Flamengo reached an agreement with the Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD) to prevent Gerson from being suspended in the return game in the Brazilian Cup final. Expelled against Athletico, in the quarter-finals, the midfielder was acquitted in the first instance, but the organization’s Attorney’s Office appealed the case. For this reason, Rubro-Negro paid a fine of R$100,000 to close the case.

Gerson was denounced under article 258 of the Brazilian Code of Sports Justice (CBJD), which addresses conduct contrary to sports discipline and ethics. The final trial, after an appeal by the Prosecutor’s Office, would be this Monday (18), but Flamengo’s legal team signed an agreement with a disciplinary transaction, which only works in mild cases, like that of the athlete in question.

Also involved in Gerson’s expulsion, Thiago Heleno, from Athletico, suffered practically the same fate as the Flamengo player. The only difference was the value of the fine: R$60,000. The agreements were approved and published by the STJD.

SURREAL!  Gerson's numbers with and without Sampaoli at Flamengo
Gerson is cleared to play in the Copa do Brasil final (Photo: Iconsport)

Does Flamengo come with maximum strength?

With Gerson’s situation regularized, Sampaoli can have a practically complete squad available for the Copa do Brasil final. Arrascaeta and Luiz Araújo They are recovering from thigh muscle injuries and have increased their expectations of a relationship, at least to play for a while at Morumbi.

Varela and Allan are the only ones who should not be available. The Uruguayan full-back suffered a knee ligament injury in August and has been out of action since then, even though he is not a starter. The return period is up to two months, that is, he should return in October.

The midfielder, on the other hand, suffered a fracture on the plantar surface of his left foot and may not even play the rest of the season. The medical department set a two-month deadline for Allan’s return to the field.

Flamengo and São Paulo face each other this Sunday (24), at 4pm (Brasília time), at Morumbi. Having lost the first game 1-0, Rubro-Negro will need to beat their rival away from home to at least have the right to compete for the title on penalties.

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