CONMEBOL Libertadores. - Fluminense vs Internacional Match Preview, Schedule & Predictable Line-ups

                                                         Fluminense vs Internacional

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21 Sept 2023


06:00 AM Indian Time


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 Match Preview: Fluminense vs. Internacional - Copa Libertadores Semifinal

The stage is set for a thrilling all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores semifinal clash as Fluminense and Internacional square off at the iconic Maracana Stadium on Wednesday, September 27. Both teams have showcased their prowess in South American football, and this showdown promises to be a spectacle.

Recent Form and Key Numbers

Fluminense, led by manager Fernando Diniz, is coming off a scrappy 1-0 victory over Cruzeiro in the Brasileiro Serie A. Prior to that, they suffered a setback with a 4-2 defeat to Vasco da Gama, ending their five-game unbeaten streak across competitions. In the Copa Libertadores, Fluminense emerged as Group D winners and continued their impressive run by defeating Argentinos Juniors and Olimpija in the knockout stages.

On the other side, Internacional, managed by Eduardo Coudet, experienced a 2-1 loss to Athletico Paranaense at the Arena da Baixada. Before that, they were on a five-game unbeaten streak, with three victories across competitions. In the Copa Libertadores, Internacional secured their spot in the semifinals after topping Group B and progressing through the knockout rounds with aggregate victories over River Plate and Bolivar.

Head-to-Head and Key Numbers

The head-to-head record between Fluminense and Internacional is evenly matched, with both teams claiming 17 wins from their 46 meetings. This history adds an extra layer of intrigue to their upcoming encounter.

Fluminense has been formidable at home, going unbeaten in 25 games across competitions since January. They have clinched victory in 20 of those matches, showcasing their dominance on their home turf.

However, Internacional's away form tells a different story, with just one win in their last eight away games across competitions, accompanied by four losses since May.

In the Copa Libertadores, Fluminense boasts an impressive home record, winning four of their last five games, which will certainly be a confidence booster.

Match Preview

As two of Brazil's footballing giants clash in the Copa Libertadores semifinal, fans can expect an intense and closely contested battle. Both teams have navigated their way through challenging opponents to reach this stage, and their meeting at the Maracana promises to be a spectacle filled with flair and skill.

Fluminense's recent form at home and their Copa Libertadores track record suggest they will be a formidable force on their own turf. Internacional, on the other hand, will aim to defy their recent away struggles and seize the opportunity to advance to the final.

Given their history of evenly matched encounters and the importance of this fixture, predicting a winner is no easy task. This hypothetical preview leans towards a thrilling draw, as both teams aim to gain an advantage before the return leg. Expect an electric atmosphere at the Maracana as these Brazilian titans battle for a coveted spot in the Copa Libertadores final.
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