Under pressure, Fortaleza faces América-MG for Série A with one goal: to win

It will be in the midst of intense external pressure caused by fan protests, as well as internal ones, and the removal of Lucas Crispim and Renato Kayzer from the professional team, that Fortaleza will enter the field for a decisive clash against América-MG today. , at 18 p.m., at the Arena Castelão, for the 13th round of Serie A. Even in a tense situation, there is no alternative but to win.

After a 3-2 defeat against Avaí in Florianópolis, three actors were welcomed in the capital Ceará last Friday, 17, under “shameless team” shouts, uttered by a group of fans who marched on Pinto Martins airport complaining . bad team phase in Brasileirão. The sound of the charge was increased when players like Robson, Benevenuto and Lucas Crispim were physically assaulted.

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On the same day, Crispim decided to look forward to his 28th birthday, which should only happen on Sunday, the 19th, after the game against América-MG. The behavior seemed disrespectful to the instructions of Fortaleza, who decided to remove him from the squad. On the other hand, Renato Kayzer, Ceará’s biggest buyer in Ceará football, Esportes O POVO found that internal behavior was not good and the striker should not be used on the field again.

Lantern of the seven-point championship won out of 36 possible, Tricolor do Pici started the year with undefeated trophies in the North-East Cup and Ceará Championships, with the historic Libertadores Round of 16, but 19th use .% in the tournament the national team changed the course of the season. Once he promised, it became a concern.

Against Coelho, three points are crucial for the team to be able to reduce the situation on the table and, depending on other outcomes – such as the Juventude defeat (19) – to leave last place, and so on. reducing the distance to the 16th position, an area that ensures the permanence of the elite, which is currently owned by Goiás, by 14 points.

For that, the red-blue-and-white team will have to win not only the bad moment, but also the Arena Castelão. As a home team, Leão did not win against any opponent, accumulating four draws and three defeats – the second worst offensive match in all competitions.

América-MG, on the other hand, have not been the best-performing international in Serie A and the Ceará team could take that opportunity. In six matches, Coelho has won just one match, lost four and drawn once. The Minas Gerais club is also not in the best phase of the year. In the last nine it entered the field, two for Libertadores and seven for Brasileirão, Vagner Mancini’s team added one victory, four obstacles and four draws.

Among those missing, Vojvoda will not be able to rely on striker Robson, suspended for a third yellow card, and Tinga, handed over to the medical department. Steering wheel Hercules has no doubt for the match. On the other hand, the Argentine coach will have a key replacement for Yago Pikachu, the team’s top scorer in 2022, with 14 goals and eight assists. Depietri and Matheus Vargas can also be seen as an option among those listed.

Fortaleza vs America MG

Power
3-5-2: Boeck; Landázuri, Benevenuto and Titi; Yago Pikachu, Felipe (Hercules), Zé Welison, Lucas Lima and Capixaba; Moses and Silvio Romero. Reader: Vojvoda

America-MG
4-3-3: Jailson; Raúl Cáceres (Patric), Conti, Éder and Marlon; Lucas Kal, Juninho and Gustavinho; Everaldo, Felipe Azevedo and Aloísio. Coach: Vagner Mancini.

Location: Arena Castelão, Fortaleza (CE)
Time and date: Sunday, June 19 at 6 p.m.
Judge: Leandro Vuaden (RS)
Assistants: Jorge Eduardo Bernardi (RS) and José Eduardo Calza (RS)
VAR: Rodrigo Carvalhaes de Miranda (RJ)
Broadcast: Radio O POVO CBN and First Show

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