The warning sign is on in Bahia, which misplaced 4 of the six video games it performed within the Brazilian Championship. One of many explanations for the group’s unhealthy marketing campaign is within the defensive system.
After six rounds, the tricolor is among the many groups with the worst protection within the Brasileirão. It occupies fifth place within the rating of probably the most leaked groups, together with Crimson Bull Bragantino and Corinthians. There have been 11 targets conceded. A median of 1.83 per recreation.
To get an thought, in 2021, when he conceded 51 targets and was relegated together with his worst defensive efficiency within the historical past of the Brasileirão by consecutive factors performed by 20 groups, the tricolor had conceded six targets within the first six rounds. 5 lower than now.
Solely América-MG (17 targets), Coritiba (14) and Goiás and Cuiabá (12 every) conceded extra targets than the membership from Bahia. Of the six matches performed in Série A, Esquadrão solely did not concede a purpose in a single, within the 1-0 victory over Vasco, on the São Januário stadium.
Within the final two video games of the Brasileirão, in opposition to Santos and Flamengo, the vulnerability of the tricolor protection turned extra evident. There have been three targets conceded in every match. In Vila Belmiro, in opposition to Peixe, the group faltered in essential moments and will have left with a rating larger than 3×0.
Already in opposition to Flamengo, the failures within the aerial ball drew consideration. Two of the three targets of the group from Rio had been scored in cross free kicks within the space. Coach Renato Paiva acknowledges that his group has not but reached the anticipated defensive solidity and acknowledged that the squad continues to work on the “particulars” to search out the required adjustment.
“The variety of targets conceded weighs as a result of we had been balanced, however in a recreation the place you do not play and the opponent performs, you danger dropping 3-0 and being thrashed. It occurred to us. It has to function a lesson. [Contra o Flamengo] it was a step forward of what occurred in Santos. We can have the suitable of reply on Wednesday and I hope they are going to give an efficient response on Wednesday and after, in opposition to Goiás. We’ve got to work defensively,” he mentioned earlier than including:
“We’ve got to maintain working in order that the small print assist us and we begin scoring extra targets and conceding much less”.
Bleeding in protection is a symptom that impacts Bahia because the starting of the season and that Renato Paiva and his males haven’t but been capable of cease. Esquadrão even sketched a second of stability within the finals of the Campeonato Baiano and the ultimate stretch of the primary section of the Copa do Nordeste, after Paiva switched to the scheme with three defenders, however it was sufficient to lift the extent of the opponents that the issues had been uncovered once more.
Among the many 20 golf equipment competing in Série A, Bahia is the group that conceded probably the most targets in 2023. Counting the Copa do Nordeste, Baianão, Copa do Brasil and Brasileiro, the group was leaked 40 occasions. Flamengo seems quickly after, with 39. Lantern of the Brasileirão, América-MG closes the top-3, with 35.
Confronted with the unhealthy state of affairs, the tricolor might want to reinvent itself if it needs to open up benefit within the battle for a spot within the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil. Tomorrow, the group faces Santos within the first duel of the spherical of 16 of the knockout event. The confrontation can be in Vila Belmiro, at 19h.
The return recreation will happen at Fonte Nova, on Might 31, additionally at 7 pm. Along with the place within the subsequent section, the classification within the Copa do Brasil entails the dispute for a prize of R$ 4.3 million paid to the winner.
Groups that conceded probably the most targets in Serie A:
America-MG – 17 targets
Coritiba – 14 targets
Goiás and Cuiabá -12 targets
Bahia, Corinthians and Bragantino – targets 11
Flamengo and Grêmio – 9 targets
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