Before Fla-Flu, Sampaoli has doubts with midfield options

Two days before Fla-Flu for the Brasileirão, Jorge Sampaoli is experiencing a moment of indecision and has important doubts about climbing Flamengo’s midfield

Two days before the clash between Flamengo It is Fluminensethe sixth this year, Jorge Sampaoli lives with a lack of definition in its starting lineup. The match valid for the 15th round of the Brasileirão takes place this Sunday, 16, at 4 pm (Brasília time). At the moment, the first steering wheel of the team is still a big doubt: Allan or Thiago Maia?

Naturally, with the latest performances and the good phase that has been going through, Eric Pulgar would be the holder of the position, but the player suffered an injury and will not be available to Sampaoli to face Fluminense. At first, the Chilean had just a muscle discomfort, but after a battery of tests, Mengão found that the problem is more serious than expected.

So far, Flamengo has not disclosed the recovery time that Pulgar will have to go through, but the expectation is that the defensive midfielder will miss other games in addition to Fla-Flu. Therefore, Jorge Sampaoli will have to make an important decision, as the Chilean substitute will have to be prepared for a sequence of matches.

At the moment, the main options are Thiago Maia, who is down, but has more coverage and prestige within the club, and Allan, who arrived recently and has the trust of Sampaoli, who worked with him in Atlético-MG. With two training sessions left before the classic, the Argentine must make his decision in the last moments.

Allan made his debut for Flamengo against Athletico-PR (Credit: Getty Images)

In addition to Pulgar, Flamengo has two other important absences, which have been making a difference in the starting lineup of the Rio de Janeiro team. the left-back Ayrton Lucas and the quarterback Fabricio Brunoboth due to the accumulation of yellow cards and suspensions in the Brasileirão.

Source: sportbuzz

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