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This fascinating Copa Libertadores meeting will see Fluminense taking on Cerro Porteno on Tuesday.
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Fluminense will be looking for an improved result here after a 0-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Grêmio.
In that game, Fluminense managed 56% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Grêmio had 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. César Pinares (90') was the scorer for Grêmio.
Roger Machado's Fluminense have netted a sum total of 6 times over their prior 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 6.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Cerro Porteno has become evident of late. Checking on their last 6 meetings reveals that it’s happened 6 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 7 while El Ciclón have scored 2.
Team News: Fluminense
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Fluminense gaffer Roger Machado to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Abel Hernández (Heel pain) won’t play.
Team News: Cerro Porteno
Thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection, Cerro Porteno manager Francisco Arce doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Cerro Porteno have it within them to find the back of the net against this Fluminense team, however that probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Fluminense after the 90. It should be a decent one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Frederico Fred
Chairman: Mário Bittencourt
Manager: Roger Machado
Competitions: Serie A position 9, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Libertadores (1/8-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Caio Paulista
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Caio Paulista was born in Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Avaí in the 2019 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Série A 2021 campaign to date in a total of 7 appearances.