THE Basque he even took the lead this Saturday, but ended up suffering the upset and lost to Flamengo 2-1 in São Januário, for the 15th round of Brazilian championship. In this way, the Cruz-Maltese team saw an increase in the fast before the rival.
Now there are 16 games without knowing what victory is in the classic, having suffered seven defeats and drawn nine times since beating the red-blacks 2-0 on April 24, 2016, at Arena da Amazônia, at Carioca Championship.
Of the 14 players who were on the field under the command of coach Jorginho – today in the Coritiba – only one of them remains in the cast.
Interestingly, there is also only a remnant on the side of the Flamengo: Willian Arão. The other 13 athletes who played for the red-black team, then coached by Muricy Ramalho, are no longer at the club. They are: Paulo Victor, Rodinei, César Martins, Wallace, Jorge, Federico Mancuello, Gustavo Cuellar, Marcelo Cirino, Gabriel, Paolo Guerrero, Alan Patrick, Ederson and Felipe Vizeu.
Check out who the Vascaínos were on the field in their last victory over Flamengo:
Martin Silva: played at Vasco until the end of 2018 and has been at Libertad ever since.
Madson: went to Grêmio in 2018 and went on loan at Athletico-PR in 2019, before going to Santos this season.
Rodrigo: he would still defend Ponte Preta in 2017 and, in September 2018, after almost a year without acting, announced his retirement.
Luan: the defender, now 27, was sold to Palmeiras in the middle of 2017.
Julio Cesar: the left-back would be loaned to Boavista in the middle of 2017 and would retire at the end of 2018.
Diguinho: the midfielder left Vasco in the middle of 2017 and then started playing in Rio Grande do Sul football, playing for São Paulo, Aimoré and today, at 37, he defends São José.
Julio dos Santos: the Paraguayan midfielder left Vasco to return to his native country in the middle of 2017 to play for Sportivo Luqueño. Since the beginning of 2019, the 37-year-old athlete has been at Cerro Porteño.
Andrezinho: the midfielder (who opened the scoring in the classic of April 2016) was loaned to Goiás in the middle of 2017 and later would pass by Nova Iguaçu, before retiring in mid 2019
Baby: the midfielder went to São Paulo in early 2018, for which he played until the middle of 2019, before transferring to Fluminense.
Duvier Riascos: loaned by Cruzeiro at the time, the striker (who closed the account in the victory against Flamengo) returned to Vasco in 2018 and later played for Dalian Professional and Universidad Católica. In 2020, the 34-year-old Colombian went to Bolivia’s Always Ready.
Jorge Henrique: the 38-year-old striker went to Figueirense in April 2017 and stayed until the end of 2018, when he returned to Náutico, the team in which he continues to play today.
Yago Pikachu: reserve without being used in this Saturday’s classic, he is the only player in the four-and-a-half-year-old match that remains in the squad.
Rafael Vaz: in the middle of 2016, shortly after that derby, the defender would just go to Flamengo and pass through Universidad de Chile, before returning to Brazil to defend Goiás. Now, at 32, he is on his way to Al-Khor, from Qatar .
Éder Luís: the 35-year-old striker left Vasco at the end of 2017 and went through Red Bull Brasil, São Bento and Guarani. In July, he agreed with Uberlândia for the sequence of the dispute of the Mineiro Championship.