Flamengo, finalist in the last edition of the Copa Libertadores, has been accumulating disappointments lately and visits Tolima in Ibagué this Wednesday, first leg of the round of 16 of the tournament.
Their star, forward Bruno Henrique, suffered a severe ligament injury that will leave him at least 10 months away from the courts, and Everton 'Cebolinha', hired as his successor, will only be able to debut on July 18, so he will miss the game.
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More cases are expected
Also recently signed by 'Mengão', coach Dorival Junior will be on the bench on Wednesday against Deportes Tolima with the goal of lifting the spirits of a team in the doldrums, which won the weekend 3-0 against Atlético Mineiro, but continues to navigate in the middle of the table in the Brasileirao.
But the covid -19 has wreaked havoc on the Brazilian team's squad. From Rio de Janeiro they point out that several of the players will be absent from the match for this reason.
It is noted that Diego Alves, Matheus Cunha, Willian Arão and Fabrício Bruno tested positive and that more results are expected.
Tolima, for its part, waits for the evolution of Anderson Plata, absent from the second leg of the final of the Colombian tournament against Nacional, and of Andrés Ibargüen, who was injured in that match.
Hernán Torres' team beat Nacional 2-1, but lost the title after losing -1 in the first leg in Medellin.
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