Defender Felipe Melo, who missed Fluminense’s two games after the win over Libertadores, explained on social networks that he was not injured, but just had a bad flu. After winning the title, the 40-year-old played just 26 minutes against Coritiba and did not play in the final quarter-final, a 3-0 win over Santos.
Felipe Melo defends absence from Fluminense: “I’m not injured, just a cold”
– A lot of people messaged about the injury. The truth is, I’m not hurt, friends. The EU has a very bad flu. Now, ficou só toss. Two nights before the game against Coritiba, there was a lot of fever, a lot of dors no corpo, a lot of dor de Cabeça, a lot of coughing…
– I played for about 20 minutes but nothing else. But it doesn’t hurt, thank God. I’m fine. I’m already training. Thank Jesus, that damn flu got worse and here we are. We didn’t work and train under the intense sunshine and love of Rio de Janeiro. Let’s go, let’s go. I kept going with strong faith and the hope that great things would happen.
On November 4, Fluminense defeated Boca Juniors. Felipe Melo started and played the first half of the game. The defender played against Internacional, Flamengo and Sao Paulo. The center has been preserved. In the game against Coritiba, they lasted 26 minutes in the first period. Contra o Santos has nothing to do with this.
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