Fortaleza x Vasco face off on Saturday (26) at 4 pm (Brasília time) at the Castelão stadium, for the eighth round of the Brasileirão.
After debuting with a good victory, away from home, Cruzmaltino left the fans excited. However, since then, the team from Rio has not known what three points are. The negative sequence led Maurício Barbieri’s team to the relegation zone. This weekend, the mission is one of the most complicated.
In the last game, against São Paulo, Vasco sought a tie after conceding two goals. However, in five minutes, two mistakes cost him dearly. With the whole week free, the expectation is to at least show evolution.
In 11th place with 10 points, Fortaleza comes from a victory in the Sudamericana and is motivated for this match. In this Series A, Leão do Pici did not gear up.
Where to watch Fortaleza vs Vasco
The match between Fortaleza x Vasco will be broadcast live and exclusively on the Premiere channel (pay per view).
In addition to Pedro Raul, Vasco will have another absence for the game against Fortaleza, next Saturday, at 4 pm. Like the striker, Maurício Barbieri is also suspended. After getting a suspensive effect against Santos, Cruzmaltino had no appeal accepted by the Superior Court of Sports Justice (STJD), which punished the coach with two matches.
In the attack, Alex Teixeira is the favorite to start in the starting lineup. In defense, defender Capasso may be another novelty in the capital of Ceará.
On the sides of the Fortress, Pikachu will find his former team. In a press conference, he revealed whether he would celebrate a goal against Vasco
“Analyzing the general context of the story I’ve been doing here, for the affection of the fans, I don’t know if it would be the right word “lack of respect”, but with the possibility of scoring the goal, I will celebrate, yes, because I respect the institution that I’m defending, but nothing erases the history I made at Vasco”, he said.
Fortaleza x Vasco
Date and time: Wednesday, 05/26/2023, at 6:30 pm (from Brasilia)
Local: Castelao Stadium
Where to watch: premiere
Strength: João Ricardo; Tinga, Brítez, Titi, Lucas Crispim; Lucas Sasha, Caio Alexandre, Hercules; Caleb, Moses and Thiago Galhardo.
Vasco: Léo Jardim, Pumita, Capasso, Léo, Piton, Jair, Galarza, Barros, Pec, Figueiredo and Alex Teixeira (Eguinaldo or Rwan Cruz).