With Arturo Vidal in the stadium: Flamengo eliminates Athletico Paranaense from the Brazilian Cup

The Chilean national team arrived in Curitiba and saw their new teammates live, together with their agent. Furacao lost 2-0 to Mengao in the quarter-final rematch and said goodbye to the tournament.

Arturo Vidal has arrived in Curitiba. This Wednesday, the national team arrived in the city of their new club, Athletico Paranaense, to seal their incorporation to Furacao. Even, witnessed on the site the match between his new team against the previous one, Flamengo. As fate would have it, King’s transfer took place before the clash between the two Rubro-Negro teams, for the rematch of the Brazil Cup quarter-finals.

Unfortunately for the former Barcelona man, Paranaense fell short and were eliminated after losing 2-0 with the cariocas, leaving a 4-1 aggregate in favor of Brazil’s most popular cast.

After landing in Curitiba, Vidal traveled to the Arena da Baixada (or Ligga Arena) stadium to see his future teammates, facing the recent ones. He was in a hut in the enclosure, accompanied by his representative Fernando Felicevich. Although the player’s arrival at Paranaense is already a fact, there are still medical examinations and an officialization by Athletico.

Furacao faced the rematch with the need to turn the streak around. In the first leg, played at the Maracanã, Flamengo won 2-1. For tonight’s clash, the cast led by Wesley Carvalho (technician after the departure of Paulo Turra) sent their star formation, led by Victor Roche. The young striker has made the news as Barcelona have confirmed his signing, for the 2024-2025 season. He played up front with Vitor Bueno and Uruguayan Agustín Canobbio.

In Florida, Erick Pulgar was expected as a starter. In fact, it was announced by his team, However, he felt discomfort during the warm-up and did not enter. Thiago Maia replaced him. Jorge Sampaoli, the protagonist of the story that ended up triggering Vidal’s departure from Rubro-Negro, also made headlines, despite the fact that next Sunday he has the classic with Fluminense.

The main action of the first half was the opening of the visitor account. Within 45 minutes, just before the break, Flamengo made it 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Erick. Thus, Mengao led 3-1 on the aggregate score.

Already in the complement, the end of the game was altered since the two tables ended at 10 players: Thiago Heleno at home and Gerson on the visit. At 89′, Luciano Arriagada makes his entrance, even if it was too late to return. In addition, at a discount, Gabigol made it 2-0 for Fla, closing the game.

In this way, Sampaoli’s team qualified for the Brazilian Cup semi-finals, important objective both sportingly and economically, for the lucrative prizes that the competition offers. During, Athletico Paranaense find themselves with one goal less and will now focus on the Brasileirao and the Copa Libertadores.

On weekends, for the league, they host Bahía. Later, in the continental tournament, he has his key against Bolívar from Bolivia. It is presumed that, for this date, Arturo Vidal will be available with his new team.

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Source: Latercera

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