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FABRÍCIO BRUNO AND LÉO ORTIZ RECONNECT AT FLAMENGO AFTER BEING THE BEST ZAGA DUO IN BRAZIL IN 2021

Defenders were a key part of Bragantino in South America

Photo: Reproduction/Ari Ferreira/Red Bull Bragantino
Photo: Reproduction/Ari Ferreira/Red Bull Bragantino

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On Tuesday night (5), Léo Ortiz arrives in Rio de Janeiro and will meet again at Flamengo his former defense partner at Bragantino.

Alongside Fabrício Bruno, the defender formed the defense that was runner-up in the 2021 South American Cup. The new reinforcement of Rubro Negroarrives to compete for position.


BEST SOUTH AMERICAN ZAGUEIROS

Léo Ortiz and Fabrício Bruno are the same age and were born at the beginning of 1996. The two played together in 12 of Bragantino's 13 games in South America. With Covid, Léo was left out of the first leg of the quarter-finals, against Rosário Central.

Throughout the competition, the duo performed at a high level, which ended up being chosen for the championship team . Highlighting that, with the exception of Ortiz's absence due to Covid-19, the defenders were starters for 90 minutes in all the matches in which they played.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DOUBLE IN BRAGANTINO

Fabrício Bruno arrived at Bragantino a year after Léo Ortiz, in 2020. The two formed a pair in the sixth round of Paulistão of the season in question, and the team came out on top: 3-0 over West. After the good start, coach Maurício Barbieri opted to leave Fabrício on the bench for a good part of the Brasileirão, but the decision was highly contested, as the Minas Gerais native had made a good start to the season.


In 2021 , Fabrício and Léo had the longest streak together. In total, they played 41 matches starting as starters, with 24 wins, eight draws and nine defeats. An improvement of 65%. Bragantino's team went 15 games without losing and only conceded 35 goals in the entire competition.

EXPECTATIONS AT FLAMENGO

In all, Léo Ortiz and Fabrício Bruno started matches together on 58 occasions. Bragantino's team won 31 of them, drew 13 and lost 14, a 60% success rate. There were 19 games without being leaked and the team conceded 55 goals in the period (0.94 per match).

Now, Léo Ortiz will be able to meet his old defense duo and even start some matches with Fabrício. The defender arrives at a Flamengo team that has a defensive system that is going through a great phase and will have to fight for position.


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WOULD IT FIT WELL AT FLAMENGO? MASTRIANI COULD LEAVE ATHLÉTICO-PR AND BE NEGOTIATED WITH OTHER CLUBS

Athletico-PR depends on the proposals that may arise in the next transfer window

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Forward Gonzalo Mastriani, currently at Athletico-PR, is going through a period of dissatisfaction at the club due to the lack of minutes on the field. This discontent could result in the player leaving in the next transfer window, if a proposal emerges that pleases both parties. The Furacão board has already shown itself willing to negotiate the athlete, considering the possibility of his transfer.

The dissatisfaction of Mastriani is not an isolated case in the world of football, where the search for more playing time and opportunities to showcase one's talent is common among athletes. In the case of the Uruguayan striker, this issue has become increasingly evident, leading him to consider alternatives for his career.

CAN YOU CONTINUE IN BRAZIL?

Athletico-PR, in turn, he is open to dialogue and find a solution that is beneficial for both the player and the club.Gonzalo's situation Mastriani reflects a recurring scenario in professional football, where competition for positions and the need to remain active and visible in the market are constant.

Players who don't get the playing time they want often look for new opportunities, where they can have more chances to play and, consequently, enhance their careers. For Athletico-PR, the willingness to negotiate Mastriani is a way of maintaining a satisfactory and motivating environment for the athletes who make up its squad.



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LEGENDS! AT THE MUSEUM HEADQUARTERS, FLAMENGO HONORS ADÍLIO ON HIS BIRTHDAY

The event ended with a feeling of gratitude and nostalgia

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Last Tuesday (21), the Museum of Flamengo was the stage for a special celebration in honor of the birthday of Adílio, one of the club's great idols. Turning 68 on May 15th, Adílio was surrounded by affection and respect from former teammates, fans and admirers who gathered to celebrate the date and remember important moments of his career.

The event it was attended by iconic figures from Flamengo, like Leandro, Júlio César Uri Geller, Andrade and Mozer. Everyone took advantage of the occasion to express their affection and gratitude for Adílio, who played a fundamental role in the club's history. The statements from the former players highlighted not only Adílio's technical ability and dedication on the field, but also his character and contribution off it.

TRIBUTE TO ETERNAL IDOLS

Leandro, moved , recalled decisive moments in which Adílio shone, highlighting the importance of his teammate in winning important titles for the Flamengo. “Adílio has always been a unique player, not only because of his talent, but because of the incredible person he is. It was a pleasure to share the field with him and it is an honor to be here celebrating his birthday”, said Leandro.


Júlio César Uri Geller also made a point of participating in the tributes, highlighting the partnership and friendship they built throughout of years. “Adílio is a brother that football gave me. We shared many victories, but, above all, unforgettable moments that marked our lives. Today is a day to celebrate not only his birthday, but everything he represents for Flamengo and Brazilian football”, he said.



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DRIBBLE? NOT WITH HIM! FABRÍCIO BRUNO COMPLETES HIS 10TH GAME AT FLAMENGO WITHOUT BEING DRIBLED

Defender has been an absolute starter in the red-black defense

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Flamengo's victory over Corinthians by 2-0 last Saturday (11), not only represented three points for the red and black team in the Brasileirão, but it was also the 10th consecutive time in which Fabrício Bruno was not dribbled. Absolute starter, the number 15 has been putting in great performances this season.
Fabricio Bruno's numbers

With great performances in 2024, Fabrício Bruno reached the 10th in a row without suffering a dribble. In this section, the defender has a 91% pass accuracy rate and only four fouls committed. In the last ten matches, the number 15 performed 55 defensive actions, recovered 36 balls and won 69% of the duels in which he participated.

It is worth remembering that in the Brasileirão, Fabrício Bruno has been playing suspended since the second round of the competition. With two yellow cards and being able to miss a game due to suspension, the number 15 has managed to perform without making many fouls and preserving himself for the rest of the tournament. This year, the defender has already played 20 matches, but has not yet scored goals.


The game

With one goal in each half, Flamengo beat Corinthians last Saturday (11). Mais Querido opened the scoring in the first stage with Pedro, top scorer of the red and black season. In a beautiful pass from Lorran, the number 9 controlled the ball inside the area, cleared the defender with ease and hit towards the goal. Carlos Miguel, goalkeeper for the São Paulo team, missed and let the ball go under his arms and into the back of the net.


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