THE Palm Trees won another embezzlement for the duel with the Coritiba, Wednesday, at Allianz Parque, for the 16th round of the Brazilian championship. Examinations found that the defender Luan suffered an injury to the adductor muscle of the left thigh during the second half of the defeat to São Paulo, last Saturday, and has already started treatment. The club has not set a deadline for recovery, but it will certainly not be less than two weeks.
In addition to Luan, Palmeiras could no longer count on goalkeeper Weverton, midfielder Gabriel Menino, Paraguayan defender Gustavo Gómez and Uruguayan left-back Viña, all summoned to defend their selections in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
The absences of Luan, who performed the sacrifice in the final part of the classic against Sao Paulo, causes problems for the technician Vanderlei Luxemburgo, which recently was left without Vitor Hugo, negotiated with Trabzonspor, from Turkey.
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The trend is that Felipe Melo has the company of Emerson Santos, who only played for Palmeiras in the Florida Cup, or Renan, under-17 world champion for the Brazilian team, in the duel with Coritiba.
After playing on Sunday, the squad of Palmeiras performed again this Monday at the Football Academy. The holders against São Paulo carried out regenerative work in the CT, with left-back Lucas Esteves, midfielders Raphael Veiga, Lucas Lima, Patrick de Paula and Lucas Lima and striker Wesley also did light runs around the lawn.
The rest of the squad, including the five who entered during the match (Gustavo Scarpa, Gabriel Veron, Ramires, Danilo and Luiz Adriano), participated in a technical training.