The 2023 season is not positive for Flamengo so far. If it wasn’t enough to start the year with bad legs, the Rubro-Negro still had a week to forget.
That’s because Team da Gávea was runner-up in the Recopa, lost to its biggest rival, Vasco da Gama, last night, and even became news due to a serious mistake by the club, which made a wrong pix to pay the commission that it was up to the steering wheel João Gomes for the transfer to Wolverhampton to a namesake of the player.
Flamengo’s bad week
One more vice
It all started with the loss of the Recopa title to Independiente Del Valle, from Ecuador, in the middle of Maracanã, with more than 70 thousand people present.
In a game marked by such a lack of creativity, Fla lost many goals in the first half. In the final stage, Team da Gávea was betting on the aerial ball to score a goal.
And he succeeded, in the 51st minute of the second half, with the Uruguayan Giorgian de Arrascaeta. In overtime, the team led by Portuguese coach Vítor Pereira produced little and, on penalties, saw Independiente Del Valle silence Maracanã.
When selling João Gomes to Wolverhampton, from the Premier League, in January of this year, it was agreed that the club from Rio de Janeiro would transfer a commission to the player in the amount of 340 thousand euros, something around R$ 1.89 million.
But it turns out that Flamengo made the transfer to a namesake of midfielder João Victor Gomes da Silva. The money went to the account of a young man who had already played in the club’s basketball base divisions. The error was identified just three days later.
Defeat in the classic
To close Flamengo’s bad week, Rubro-Negro lost the classic to Vasco da Gama, by the score of 1 to 0, last night, at Maracanã.
In front of the rival, a repeated scenario: he finished much more than the opponent (28 to 9). He was superior in ball possession (62%), but showed little effectiveness and, despite the shots in the clumps, created rare clear opportunities.