Flamengo defines today (21) its passage to the quarterfinals of the Libertadores, but is already planning the next steps in the competition. As the match against Defensa y Justicia marks the partial return of the red-black fans to Mané Garrincha, in Brasília, the direction is already talking about possibilities for the quarterfinals and two possibilities appear on the horizon: Rio de Janeiro and João Pessoa.
As it won’t give up on having at least part of the stadium open when it’s home to Libertadores, Rubro-Negro tries to double the municipal authorities of Rio, who were against the release in Maracanã at this time. On the other hand, Fla maintains conversations with João Pessoa, who was in favor of receiving an eventual quarter-final match. Representatives of the city hall of the capital of Paraíba have already brought to Flamengo the plans to host a game from the Cariocas.
With Flamengo’s visit to Brasília, location of today’s game (21) against Defensa y Justicia, for the Copa Libertadores, Rubro-Negro celebrated with BRB the one-year anniversary of the master sponsorship. Last night, club and Bank officials gathered at a dinner and celebrated the numbers achieved. So far, BRB has opened almost 1.5 million accounts linked to Fla. By contract, the parties share the profits and Flamengo has stipulated bonuses for each brand reached, which is provided for in the contract. (By Leo Burlá)