X-ray of Flamengo, the powerful Brazilian giant who offers himself the luxury of having Arturo Vidal on the bench

X-ray of Flamengo, the powerful Brazilian giant who offers himself the luxury of having Arturo Vidal on the bench

The Cariocas gave a big blow of authority with an emphatic 0-4 away from Vélez Sarsfield. The cast of Rio de Janeiro has a team full of stars, where a good part is selected in their country and in which the experience in European leagues predominates. So much so that even the king doesn’t have a guaranteed position, at least for now.

It didn’t matter that the Vélez Sarsfield pitch was on purpose in poor condition. Nor that the home team came out at the risk of their lives to strike the first blow in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semi-finals . Nothing was an obstacle Flamengo, a team that came together to win everything, a giant full of stars . So much so that he even offers himself the luxury of leaving Arturo Vidal, his great recruit on this market, on the bench.

It is true that the king is still not one hundred percent physically and that their adaptation process is not yet complete, but the Rio de Janeiro team has a lot of alternatives of the highest category, so you don’t even have to rush to the national wheel. Neither to Erick Pulgar . In fact, on Wednesday the two entered the second half, when the match at the José Amalfitani stadium was settled.

It is a true constellation where a good part of its stars are currently selected. In addition to the two Chileans are Brazilians Gabriel Barbosa, Everton Ribeiro and Everton “Cebolinha” (Brazil); as well as the Uruguayans Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Guillermo Varela.

While Pedro, the Libertadores scorer and author of a hat-trick against Fortín, hardly participated in the adult . It was in Qatar’s last World Cup Qualifiers when they contested the Scratch win over Venezuela in 2020.

The other group is not far behind and has a long history with its national teams. There are players of the stature of David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Diego and goalkeeper Diego Alves , who returned to their country after several successful seasons in Europe. Nearly fifteen days have passed through the football of the Old Continent.

It’s a locker room used to the big leagues and to competing to the highest standards. For this reason, even the serious injury of one of its greatest figures, winger Bruno Henrique, has not been an obstacle this season for the team coached by Dorival Junior, whose value is around $150 million, according to Transfermarkt.

An impressive figure that practically equals the value of all Chilean football teams. Moreover, only Last year, the black sector’s monthly payroll cost $4.2 million, seven times that of Colo Colo, catholic university or University of Chile which are around 600 million pesos.

More than a foot away in a new Copa Libertadores final, the powerful Flamengo of Chileans Arturo Vidal and Erick Pulgar emerges as the big favorite to stay for the third time in its history with the continent’s most important trophy at club level. Will the current double champion Palmeiras be his rival again in the definition of the title? Next week it will be known.

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Source: Latercera

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