The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) defined, this Tuesday (5), the referees for the finals of the Copa do Brasil, disputed between São Paulo and Flamengo. Anderson Daronco from Rio Grande do Sul whistles the first leg, played at Maracanã, on September 17th. Seven days later, at the Morumbi stadium, Bráulio da Silva Machado from Santa Catarina will be the owner of the whistle. The choice of judges, both FIFA, moved the net and caused irritation from both tricolor and red-black fans.
The Tricolor side remembers that Daronco was the one who whistled the return match of the quarterfinals between São Paulo and Palmeiras. On the occasion, the gaucho scored a foul in a goal by Jonathan Calleri and was called by the video referee, but maintained his decision on the field. The São Paulo fans also questioned Bráulio, who whistled precisely the departure of the classic Choque-Rei, in Morumbi, where, according to fans, the judge from Santa Catarina was strict with yellow cards and conniving with the palmeirense wax.
Daronco, the same one who annulled a LEGITIMATE goal by Calleri, against Palmeiras.
— Diego Sanchez (@D1hego13) September 5, 2023
The same as in the quarterfinals against Palmeiras.
Bráulio yellowed Neves and Maia in a single move.
Daronco invalidated Calleri’s goal even after going to VAR.
— Micah (@MrFullh) September 5, 2023
Sp could ask for another one to referee the first game, daronco almost made us lose the classification against palm trees n giving Calleri’s goal.
—Gregory Isaac (@Gregoryisaac633) September 5, 2023
me after finding out that Daronco will referee the final of the Copa do Brasil after trying at all costs to fuck São Paulo at Allianz:
— gui (@goldoneves) September 5, 2023
Daronco who stole from us at allianz and Bráulio who colluded with the wax at Palmeiras at Morumbi in the first game kkkkkkkk
– Fernanda! ˢᵖᶠᶜ (@rhaegurl) September 5, 2023
As well as the tricolors, part of Flamengo fans criticized both referees and guarantees that their team will be harmed. Unlike the São Paulo team, the Flamengo team did not mention controversial moves by the judges in matches involving the club from Rio de Janeiro, but said that the characteristics of the professionals favor São Paulo, as Daronco scores many fouls and this can help the visitor at Maracanã, while Bráulio is considered “homegrown”, a term for a referee who favors the home team.
Braulio refereeing the return game of the Copa do Brasil is bitching
This guy is certainly the most annoying judge there is and there are many out there
This guy clearly hates Flamengo
— Giuliano Cosenza (@CosenzaGiuliano) September 5, 2023
Perfect for SP, Daronco who stops the game at all times whistles at Maracanã and homegrown Bráulio whistles at Morumbi.
— Believing in the Mantle and the Nation. (@lucioallef) September 5, 2023
My God…Braulio at Morumbi, he’s going to want to show up so much that he’s going to try to take the cup at the end of the game
— Wallace Costaᶜʳᶠ (@wallcs) September 5, 2023
we will be robbed
— Ricardo Castro crf (@Ricardoenzo84) September 5, 2023
Copa do Brasil is the opportunity for São Paulo or Flamengo to end the season with a title
Paulistas and cariocas still haven’t lifted a cup in 2023 and the national cup is the opportunity for that. Rubro-Negro, with a star-studded squad, failed in the disputes of the Brazilian Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the Carioca Championship (all coached by the Portuguese Vítor Pereira) and more recently in the Copa Libertadores, when they fell to Olimpia.
Tricolor do Morumbi, on the other hand, fell to the modest Água Santa in the Paulistão quarterfinals with Rogério Ceni as coach. Then, with Dorival, he was eliminated by LDU, from Ecuador, in the Copa Sudamericana.
For both, the Brasileirão title is unlikely. Closer to first place, Flamengo is in fourth place, 12 points behind leader Botafogo. São Paulo does not even have a G4 fight with Dorival, occupying 11th place with just 28 points, having one game less.
Flamengo’s next games
- Flamengo x Athletico-PR – Brazilian Championship – Kléber Andrade Stadium (Cariacica) – Wednesday (13/9), at 21:30 (Brasília time);
- Flamengo x São Paulo – Copa do Brasil (final – one way) – Maracanã – Sunday (9/17), time to be confirmed;
- Goiás x Flamengo – Brazilian Championship – Serrinha – Wednesday (9/20), at 7 pm (Brasília time)
Sao Paulo next games
- Internacional x São Paulo – Brasileirão Série A – Beira-Rio – September 13 (Wednesday), at 7 pm (Brasília time);
- Flamengo x São Paulo – Copa do Brasil – Maracanã – September 17 (Sunday), at 3 pm (Brasília time);
- São Paulo x Fortaleza – Brasileirão Série A – Morumbi – September 20 (Wednesday), at 21:30 (Brasília time).