Boca Juniors will play the grand finale of the CONMEBOL Libertadores contra Fluminense this Saturday, November 4 at the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro. But first, the Brazilian team has to resolve some domestic commitments
Fluminense beat Goiás 5-3, at the Raulino de Oliveira, this Wednesday. In an intense match in Volta Redonda, valid for matchday 29, Tricolor was losing on the scoreboard by two goals at the beginning of the match, but tied in the first half and turned the score around in the second half. Fernando Diniz said that the team had oversights in some matches of the Brazilian Championship recently and that there are still things to correct: “We know that there are things to correct. These are very simple things. Because of the number of goals we conceded like today against Corinthians in the first half. But the team has a lot of tactical resources. We have been together for a year and a half. When the team is concentrated, as we will be in the final, errors are greatly reduced. I hope that the team in the final is very tight and concentrated to play a great game.”Diniz said.
The coach stated that he did not want to justify the failures due to the possible physical exhaustion of Fluminense, after the series of matches: “When you win, lose or when a player is injured or not, it is not an isolated factor as sometimes we want to find a simple solution to a complex problem. I don’t think that what happened to Felipe Melo was because of that, especially “all because he didn’t play in the last game and only half the time in the other.”.
Regarding John Kennedy and Nino, who are recovering from an injury, the Fluminense coach said that all the players will be available to the team in the Libertadores final: “I think everyone is available for the final. I think we will be complete to give our best and play a good game.”
In the Brasileirão, Fluminense ended a streak of four games without a win this Wednesday, with the victory over Goiás. The Tricolor had not won in the Brasileirão for a month and Fernando Diniz said that the reasons for the lack of victories were not due to the sequence of games: “I don’t think it’s that, but a series of emotional, tactical and physical factors that we have to refine, align and compete for the final of the Conmebol Libertadores.”
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