Felipe Melo was injured in a defeat by Fluminense, Boca’s rival in the Libertadores final

With the end of the CONMEBOL Libertadores ante Boca Juniors ever closer, Fluminense suffered an impact in the 5-3 win over Goiás for the Brasileirao. The thing is Felipe Melo He asked for a change 29 minutes into the first half after receiving a strong foul and was injured, which caused concern among the fans.

Goiás went ahead 2-0, thanks to goals from Out of after five minutes and Matheus Babi at 13, but in the first period Fluminense tied it, with Felipe Melo’s discount at 17 and the equality marked by John Arias at 37.

In the second half, it went to 5-2. Arias scored his double by converting in the 47th, giving the host the advantage. Then Keno celebrated twice, at 53 and a penalty at 62, while the Argentine Julian Palacioswith past in San Lorenzo and Banfield in his country, scored the third goal of the visit, at 68. Finally, the local team went from 0-2 to winning 5-3, with the addition of the case of their captain.

The infraction suffered by the experienced and temperamental Felipe Melo, being the captain of Flu, was committed by Matheus Babi, in the middle of the field, 29 minutes into the first half. The Brazilian was assisted and wanted to be replaced to take care of himself, ahead of the grand final against Boca at the Maracaná, on Saturday, November 4.

Felipe Melo, visibly in pain, left the field at home against Goiás due to the kick received in his left leg.

Diniz’s team, with this victory, has 45 points and is very close to the qualification positions for the 2024 Copa Libertadores. Thus, the Libertadores finalist, like Boca Juniors, aims all its guns at the duel decisive in Rio de Janeiro.

Fluminense, which had accumulated four defeats in the last six games of the domestic league, had a performance that worried the coach 10 days before the match with Boca at the Maracaná. Before the big event, Flu’s agenda indicates that Atlético Mineiro is coming up this Saturday and, four days before the final, they will play against Bahía.

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