Adept at strategy of constantly rotating actors Palm trees And adjusting several pieces from match to match, Abel Ferreira must keep a base for the team for the next four matches of the Brazilian championship, taking advantage of the blank calendar.
This Sunday, Verdao Cuiaba faces, at 11 am, at the Allianz Parque, in a match valid for the 17th round of the Brazilian League. Since Alviverde is already out of the Copa do Brasil and will not play next week’s mid-game match, Abel must bring in most of the players who started the confrontation with Sao Paulo, last Tuesday.
The Portuguese coach will have three consecutive free weeks to work with his team until the matches against Atlético MG, in the semi-finals of the Libertadores. Since Palmeiras will only have commitments at the weekend, players will have more time to recover physically during this period.
Unless he wants to do tactical tests and give the players chances within a few minutes on the pitch, Abel shouldn’t make big changes in the team that will face Cuiaba (at home), Atlético Paranaense (at home), Ciara (away from home) and Flamengo (at home). at home).
Since he was sent off in the final round of the Brazilian national team, Abel Ferreira will not be able to be on the edge of the field in Sunday’s game. Verdao will be headed by technical assistant Vitor Castanheira, and Joao Martins has also been dismissed.
After 16 contested rounds of the Brazilian Championship, Palmeiras finished second with an added 32 points, a fifth less than leaders Atlético MG.
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