A place in the 2018 edition of the Copa Sudamericana. This is what remains in contention in the match involving Atlético-GO and Fluminense scheduled for Sunday, December 3, as part of the schedule of the thirty-eighth and final round of the 2017 Championship season Brazilian. The start of the match, to be held at the Pedro Ludovico Olympic stadium in Goiânia, is scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).
Atlético-GO’s recent performance
Interest, however, is unique and exclusive to Fluminense. The rubro-negro of the capital of Goiás has nothing more to do in the tournament. He is relegated to Serie B and will enter the field only and only to comply with the table previously determined by CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation).
With 35 points (nine wins, eight draws and 20 losses), Atlético-GO will not even be able to get out of the 20th and last position. The Ponte Preta, nineteenth placed and also downgraded to the Second Division, has four more points.
In this way, the game became the last commitment before the holidays, once the club has already started planning for 2018. Some players have managed to anticipate their break. William Alves and Gilvan, who form the Dragon double behind, received the third yellow card in the tie with Grêmio, 1 to 1, in Porto Alegre, in the thirty-seventh round, and will not be able to play. Vacancies will most likely be filled by Eduardo Bauermann and Ricardo Silva.
The current form of Fluminense
Although he still has the possibility to claim the next edition of Sula, Fluminense, however, does not show much interest in this possibility. He played lazily against Sport the previous day and took home 2 to 1. He got parked in the 46 points (11 wins, 13 draws and 13 losses), occupying the fourteenth position.
It is the limit of the classification zone. Not for the merits of the Rio tricolor, but for the help of the gaucho. With the title of the 2017 edition of the Copa Libertadores for Grêmio, the qualifying block for the next South American version was extended from the thirteenth to the fourteenth place in the Brasileirão.
As in the case of the Goianiense team, some tricolores decided to anticipate their vacations. Left-back Marlon and striker Marcos Júnior are suspended due to the accumulation of yellow cards. On the side, Leo is the natural substitute. In the attack, Matheus Alessandro is who is being more quoted to occupy the position, although it is not of the position. It will be an option so that the club can improve its marking in the midfield.
At least for an athlete this game has great importance. This is the striker Henrique Dourado. He shares the artillery of the Brazilian Championship with Jô, of Corinthians. Each swung the network of the rivals in 18 opportunities. They have the chance to tie this fight in the final round. The Corinthians, already champions, will face the desperate Sport, which fights relegation in Recife.
History of the bouts between Atlético-GO and Fluminense
Fluminense won six of their nine matches against Atletico-GO by Brasileirão, including the 3-1 who scored in the first round of the 2017 season. Red-black wins were two and there was a draw.
While still having a goal to be achieved in the Brasileirão, the Fluminense has clear signs of laziness since it mathematically managed to escape from relegation. Thus, the hunch at home owners seems to be the best option for confrontation.