Flamengo: Sampaoli drafts surprise team for Copa do Brasil final

One day before the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final, Flamengo ended the preparation for the big decision with training at CT Ninho do Urubu this Saturday morning (16). In the last activity, coach Jorge Sampaoli outlined the team that will take to the field.

The team that should face São Paulo this Sunday (17th), at 4pm (Brasília time), should have Bruno Henrique, Gabigol and Pedro together for the first time with the Argentine coach. The pairs between the three attackers have been used a lot by Sampaoli since his arrival, but the three did not play together on any occasion.

Being able to count on the three during the FIFA Data stoppage, Sampaoli experimented and indicated in the last training session that they should work together.

Unlike the defeat against Athletico-PR in the middle of the week, in the Brasileirão, when Thiago Maia played on the left flank and David Luiz in midfield, Sampaoli decided to choose a team more usual in their positions, without the two who played displaced in the fourth .

Sampaoli should enter with: Matheus Cunha, Wesley, Fabrício Bruno, Leo Pereira and Ayrton Lucas; Pulgar, Victor Hugo and Gerson; Bruno Henrique, Gabigol and Pedro.

The embezzlements

De Arrascaeta and Luiz Araújo, who were recently injured, are already training on the field, but have not yet participated in any activity with the group. Flamengo hopes that the two can be part of the list of related players for the return game, next Sunday (24), at Morumbi, in São Paulo.

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