Fluminense: Diniz repeats boldness and John Kennedy remains in the starting lineup in Libertadores


Fluminense goes up against Olimpia at Defensores del Chaco, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Even with the 2-0 lead in the first leg, Tricolor will have two attackers in the area and two wingers to face the Paraguayans in the return match, this Thursday (31), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time).

There was a doubt if Fernando Diniz would keep the team that beat the Paraguayans in Maracanã. Martinelli, Alexsander and Lima were options to resume Flu’s most common lineup of the season. Without much surprise for his attitudes, the coach doubled his bet on aggressiveness.

Fluminense faces Olimpia with Fábio, Samuel Xavier, Nino, Felipe Melo and Diogo Barbosa; Andrew and Goose; Arias, John Kennedy, Cano and Keno.

With the advantage gained in the first leg in Rio de Janeiro, when they won 2-0, Fluminense may even lose by a goal difference, returning to the Libertadores semifinals for the first time since 2008. Paraguayans, the dispute goes to penalties.

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