Portuguesa confirmed the departure of four other players from the squad; view details



Last Saturday, Portuguesa announced the departure of four more players from the squad that played in the Campeonato Paulista. They are midfielder Gustavo Bochecha and striker Richard, who were loaned to Lusa and returned respectively to Coritiba and CRB, and Gustavo Ramos and Lucas Venuto, who have been signed on for the state dispute, but who will not remain in the team.

In their first participation in the Paulista elite since 2015, the traditional São Paulo club hasn’t had it easy and even fought against relegation, saving themselves in the last round by beating Mirassol 2-1 and counting on the stumbles of São Bento and Ferroviária. Lusa, therefore, finished State in 14th place in the overall standings, with 10 points in 12 games.

Shortly after, on 10 March, the team returned to action against Guarani, in a match valid for the first stage of the Independence Cup, played between the teams ranked between ninth and 14th in the general standings of the first stage of the Independence Cup. Paulista championship and did not qualify for the quarterfinals.

With the difficulties suffered in Paulista and the elimination in the Independence Cup, Portuguesa are reformulating their lineup. Last Friday, the team had already announced the departure of Fabiano, Madison, Lucas Nathan and João Victor, who also scored one of the winning goals against Mirassol, which kept Lusa in the soccer elite in São Paulo. Now the club is preparing for the Copa Paulista dispute.

Source: Terra

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