Palmeiras, still with remote chances of fighting for the Brazilian title, worked at the Football Academy during the afternoon of Thursday. In preparation to face Bahia, coach Mano Menezes indicated the presence of defender Luan, midfielder Felipe Melo and center forward Deyverson as starting.
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Mano coached the ball from the defense that should play against Bahia against the members of the offensive system, which scored under pressure between the intermediate and the area. Marcos Rocha, Luan, Victor Hugo, Diogo Barbosa and Felipe Melo faced Bruno Henrique, Gustavo Scarpa, Dudu, Ze Rafael and Deyverson.
Still with discomfort in the right thigh, the center forward Luiz Adriano returned to work on the premises of the Football Academy and should not be a starter. Already defender Gustavo Gomez, called to defend Paraguay in two friendlies, is embezzlement right in Salvador.
Thus, Luan is likely to gain another opportunity to start a match, while Deyverson remains a starter in charge. The tendency is for the steering wheel Felipe Melo, supported by suspensive effect, to replace Thiago Santos. Veteran Ramires trained normally and runs out.
Mano Menezes gave no clues about the lineup for the confrontation with Bahia, but Palmeiras should enter Fonte Nova with Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Luan, Victor Hugo and Diogo Barbosa; Felipe Melo (Ramires), Bruno Henrique and Gustavo Scarpa; Dudu, Ze Rafael and Deyverson.
Six rounds from the end of the Brazilian Championship, Palmeiras is in the runner-up with 67 points, 11 fewer than Flamengo. Bahia, led by coach Roger Machado, has 43 points and holds the ninth place in the national tournament.
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