Red Bull Bragantino – Match Report vs. Guarani FC 04/08/20

Red Bull Bragantino played a home match against Guarani FC. It was an exciting match in which RB Bragantino put pressure on Guarani early, even in the opposites box, but Guarani looked promising and managed to play out of their pressure a lot of times, also creating chances in the process. However, Bragantino managed to score a good header and after Guarani got a red card in the second half, they did not have many chances to equalize.

Ratings:

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, re-watch
  • D – Below average in this match

Weverson

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 05/07/2000
  • Club: RB Bragantino
  • Career: FC São Paulo (Y), RB Bragantino
  • Position: Left Back
  • Secondary position: Left Winger & Right Back
  • Preferred foot: Left

Weverson played as a left winger in this match and did not show that many promising signs in this position. He got his crosses into good areas and kept calm in the box, but he did not look athletic at all and looked to be out of position. He moved inside when the left-back moved higher up the pitch while sticking close to the sideline. When the left-back got put under pressure, he moved towards the sideline and dropped deeper to help the left-back out. Weverson was not the most agile player and failed to turn his opponent several times. He got dribbled past in the 1v1 quite easily as he tried to block the shot and looked away, while the opponent did a fake shot. He made some good underlapping runs but was not physical enough to hold off his opponent and beat him by strength.

Rating – C

Matheus Jesus

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Age: 23
  • Date of birth: 10/04/1997
  • Club: Red Bull Bragantino (on loan with an obligation to buy from Corinthians)
  • Career: Flamengo, Ponte Preta, Estoril, Santos (L), Gamba Osaka (L), Portimonense (L), Oeste (L), Corinthians (L), Corinthians, Red Bull Bragantino (L)
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Preferred foot: Left

Matheus Jesus played as the right central midfielder and often was the player that played in the highest position on the pitch, even playing next to the striker a lot of times. He sometimes helped out wide to support the build-up when the right-back got put under pressure. He found space well into the box with some good runs and was dangerous with some long shots. However, he should have aimed to the corner more in certain situations. Also, sometimes there were better options than attempting a shot. In the earlier stages of the build-up he showed good vision though with some good smart passes.

He looked strong physically and dominant on the ball. He could sometimes have tired to drop deeper to support the build up but looked to play higher up the pitch often with Alerrando dropping deeper to support the build-up. Matheus Jesus got a yellow card after getting the timing of his tackle wrong and looked really fired up at times in the duels. The Brazilian midfielder did well to put pressure on the opponents high up the pitch and showed decent physical ability as he had okay acceleration and pace.

Rating – B2

Could improve still and need to watch him more to assess his potential.

Artur

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Age: 22
  • Date of birth: 15/02/1998
  • Club: RB Bragantino
  • Career: Ceara, Palmeiras, Londrina (L), Bahia (L), Red Bull Bragantino
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Secondary position: Right Winger
  • Preferred foot: Left

Artur played as a right winger in this match. He is a very stylistic player on the ball who has good vision. Artur did well to find his teammates when making a run in behind and did well to find the underlapping run by the right-back. He had a lot of variation in his positioning as he either could be found in the half-space or close to the sideline. Artur would cut inside from both positions but would look to play a one-two with the player in the half-space when he would operate from close to the sideline.

He checked his shoulders well before putting pressure on the opponent. Artur was very tricky in the tight spaces and was able to use quick feints to wrong-foot his opponent. He is very agile and was able to play several one-two’s in quick succession. The Brazilian winger had a very bad final ball in one situation where RB Bragantino had a 3v2 situation. Artur did well to wait for the overlapping run by the right-back when they had an overload on the right side and this led to a chance for the home team.

Rating – A2

A good performance by the 22-year-old but he can do a lot better.

Alerrandro

  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Age: 20
  • Date of birth: 12/01/2000
  • Club: RB Bragantino
  • Career: Atletico Mineiro, RB Bragantino
  • Position: Striker
  • Preferred foot: Right

Alerrando played as the sole striker in the match against Guarani FC. He made an okay impression, showing some good signs on the ball and having some good link-up play. The Brazilian striker dropped deeper quite often to support the build-up and showed good link-up play with the midfield when doing so. He was very useful for Bragantino in the build-up. Alerrandro was disciplined in putting pressure on the backline and even the goalkeeper at all, he did well to cut passing lanes and was very efficient in doing so.

The 20-year-old had good acceleration and pace and could change directions well. He often tried to change directions with his first touch, using his outside of the boot to make a move at the first touch and change direction to eventually burst forward. Alerrando occasionally was sloppy in possession but he did well on the ball overall. The striker did not make the right decisions in the box and looked a bit heavy-footed at times, even though he could change directions well with his first touch and accelerate as he had powerful legs.

Alerrando got forced out wide by Wálber when he made a good run in behind and should have probably done more in this situation. The striker did well to draw fouls at times and this also led to the second yellow card of Deivid.

Rating – A2

Should stay at Bragantino for at least one more year.

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