The last duel between Palm trees And put Flamingo Deverson in the history of Verdao and Libertadores. But next Wednesday, the striker will not take part in the rematch between rivals Alvarez and Robro Negros, at 7:30 p.m., in the Maracana, in an early fourth-round match.
Palmeiras’ third goal scorer in the South American competition, Deverson changed his status within the club and primarily with the fans. The goal in overtime for the match in Montevideo, in November last year, turned the impatience of a relationship that began in 2017 into an absolute passion.
Deverson feels emotional after the goal in the Libertadores final – Photo: Reuters
Since then, the striker has heard fans screaming “Divinho” in the stands almost at every match. Whether in the warm-up or even in the quick post-game training sessions at Allianz Parque, goals were celebrated and the athlete was rewarded.
On the bench in the Paulistau final against Sao Paulo, Deverson felt in tears as he celebrated the state title after a defeat against his opponent. To provoke the title and also to represent the last time in the Federated shirt.
As the decade draws to a close, the athlete is no longer related. A meeting between him and the board of directors decided, with the approval of the technical committee, not to use the striker until June 30, the expiration date of the current sponsorship.
Deverson celebrates a goal at Palmeiras x Flamengo in the Libertadores – Photo: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / EFE
At the football academy, Deverson was regularly involved in drills.
– I have a transparent relationship with management Palm trees And I understand the decision not to be associated with matches anymore, because I will not be staying at the club. I am very grateful to the fans and the club. Here I lived the best moments of my career. “I will continue to dedicate myself to training, as I have always done, until the last day of my contract,” said the striker.
Deyverson attacks from the presenter of the program and explains the movement of the target Palmeras
The historic goal in the Libertadores and the lack of attacking options did not change the layout of the board, which has been working to reshape the team since the end of last year.
Before Deverson, now 30 years old, Verdau had already decided to end the cycle of experienced athletes with a long career at the club, Cases: Gilson (40), Felipe Melo (38), Willian (35), and Luiz Adriano (35).
Deverson celebrates a goal at Palmeiras x Flamengo – Photo: Ettore Chiriguini/AGIF
From the Libertadores final to the Paulistão final, Deyverson played nine more times (seven with Paulistão and two in the Club World Cup) and scored one goal. In total, the striker scored 144 matches and 31 goals in the Alverde shirt. In addition to the Libertadores, he also won the 2018 Brazil Grand Prix, Recopa and Polistao for this season.
The striker also scored Verdau’s recent goals in his victory over Flamengo in the Brazilian Championship. On November 12, 2017, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Allianz Parque, with two goals from Deverson.
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