Renato Gaúcho will have some serious problems choosing the team to face Palmeiras this Thursday (21), in the 21st round of the Brazilian Championship. In addition to Kannemann being suspended, Imortal confirmed the absence of Pedro Geromel, who is recovering from a muscle injury.
With this, it is up to the Grêmio coach to use the other four options in the squad he has for the position, such as Rodrigo Ely, Bruno Uvini, Bruno Alves and Gustavo Martins. With 40 points on the Brasileirão leaderboard, the team from Rio Grande do Sul is in 4th place.
It is worth remembering that in addition to Geromel, Felipe Carballo, with a knee injury, and Jhonata Robert, in the physical transition phase, are also left out of the clash against Palmeiras.
After beating Cruzeiro and Cuiabá, Imortal comes from two games without a victory, and is beginning to be threatened with losing its place among the teams that will go to the next Libertadores da América. In the last two games, Grêmio lost to Bragantino, in Bragança Paulista, 2 x 0, and is coming off a spectacular draw against Corinthians, 4 x 4, in Itaquera.
In addition to the problems in defense, another worrying point for the Rio Grande do Sul fans in this clash against Palmeiras is Tricolor’s taboo against Alviverde at home. Since 2016, Grêmio hasn’t known what it’s like to beat Verdão playing in Porto Alegre.
Geromel will remain outside Grêmio against Palmeiras, he won’t even go to the bench. The defender is not yet ready after a muscle injury.
Renato’s options for defense will be Rodrigo Ely, Bruno Alves, Bruno Uvini and Gustavo Martins.
Information from… pic.twitter.com/SOWvdb6NEv
— Soccer News Grêmio (@soccergfbpa) September 20, 2023
Grêmio fans make an “unusual” request for Geromel
On social media, the Geromel topic is one of the most talked about this afternoon. Imortal fans show their concern with the confirmation that the defender will not even be involved in another match in 2023, and have advised the player to retire from football.
After a long period without playing, the defender returned to the starting lineup three rounds ago, in Grêmio’s 3-0 victory over Cruzeiro. However, the player suffered the same injury again, and may be unable to play for a while longer. field.
In addition to the disappointment of not being able to count on their idol once again, for most internet users, the defeat against Palmeiras seems like a certain result, given the recent record of seven games without beating Alviverde at home.
During this period, Palmeiras had four wins and three draws. The last time Grêmio beat Palmeiras playing at the Arena was in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Copa do Brasil. On that occasion, Tricolor won 2 x 1.
You can retire, you can never maintain your physical level
— børbaaa(40/45) (@b0rba_j) September 20, 2023
Thank you for everything, Geromel. But it’s time to retire!
— Rodrigo Sander (@RodrigoSander17) September 20, 2023
God willing, it will only be 1-0 for Palmeiras
— MEMES IMORTAL (@ImortalMemes) September 20, 2023
Grêmio faces complicated sequence in the Brazilian Championship
After facing Palmeiras, Tricolor will have a very unpleasant sequence of games in the Brasileirão. The next game will be away from home against Fortaleza. The game takes place at Arena Castelão, in the capital of Ceará, on October 30th, Saturday, at 4pm (Brasília time).
Next, Imortal faces Internacional, in another Gre-Nal classic. The match is scheduled for October 8th, Sunday, also at 4pm, at the Beira-Rio Stadium. In the 1st round, in a match held at Arena do Grêmio, Tricolor won by the score of 3 x 1.
If they manage to win the next three games they have to play, Grêmio could reach 49 points, and depending on what happens in the Brazilian Championship, they could return to 3rd position, or jump to vice-leadership, depending on the results of RB Bragantino and Palm trees.