Diego Cavalieri Unsatisfied with 2-0 Win over Liverpool

Fluminense goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri claimed that the club should have left the game with Liverpool with a much bigger advantage than the 2-0 win.

The two clubs opened theCopa Sudamericana campaign, but it was Fluminense who had the last laugh. The team was able to secure a crucial 2-0 advantage in the first leg with the return leg set to take place in the second week of May. Henrique Dourado opened the scoring in the 24th minute andRicharlison was able to double the advantage of the home team just before half-time. Fluminense were aided by Gonzalo Freitas being sent off in the 50th minute.

This meant that the Brazilian outfit were able to dominate the game on all fronts. Yet, they were unable to find that elusive third goal in the second half.

GoalkeeperCavalieri reckons that the team should have done that little bit more in order to get the third goal, which would have provided a great cushion for the return leg. Fluminense were coming into the match on the back of a good run of form in recent weeks. They were undefeated in the last five matches, although they could only manage three wins in this run.

“We could have made a bigger score. We had plenty of possession, but the goal did not come out. We know that the score could have been more elastic, but we are aware that we also have a good advantage for the next game. The working method is always charging more regardless of the outcome. We want to evolve and seek a performance and improve even more. And that’s why this group is having a good start to the year,” said the former Liverpool goalkeeper. Fluminense start the Brazilian Serie A campaign with a home game against Santos.


Liverpool shot stopper Simon Mignolet claims that his rivalry with competition Loris Karius was not personal.

Mignolet seems to have earned his spot in Liverpool’ starting 11 this term after losing it to Karius last year.

The Belgian has been the one to start the last six Premier League games after a goalkeeping crisis. Mignolet says that the competition is good for the club and was not personal as many might think.

The keeper insists that he can be the number one option for coach Jurgen Klopp but that the success of the club remained supreme.

“There’s only one that can play, unfortunately in our position. In the end you always train for yourself, but it’s also about making sure that the guy who is playing is performing at the highest level. There’s no individual more important than Liverpool Football Club,” Mignolet said.

Both players, like other top sides, are in the battle of supremacy as both want to start games. During Reina’s time as the number one, he was clearly the one for Premier League games and Diego Cavalieri did not have a shot at all. Reina did not get injured so the Brazilian keeper was on the bench for over 100 games till be left on a loan deal. He later returned to Brazil.

Both of the current crop of keepers know the implication of sitting for long without getting regular action, hence the ‘tussle’ to be the first choice.

Karius has made 10 starts this term while Mignolet has one more Premier League appearance over his competition.

Mignolet moved to Anfield in 2013 from Sunderland and seems to be well seated to continue as number one going into the rest of the season where Liverpool remain favourites for titles.


Rafael Benitez maintained his sterling record against Leeds United when Newcastle visited the side in the English Championship recently.

Dwight Gayle got the goals in the 2-0 victory but Benitez was in the spotlight for his record against Leeds.

The Spaniard maintained his record against Elland Road despite facing the team in different capacities. The coach keeps his 100 percent record after facing Leeds for the third time. He previously faced them whilst coaching Liverpool and Chelsea but got victories on both occasions.

Liverpool were hosted by the then League One side in the 2008/09 season. Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri – known for his scandal with his wife after his privates were exposed online in a photograph – was in action then for the Reds. Philip Degen and Sotiris Kyriagakos at the back held off Leeds forwards Luciano Becchio, Jermaine Beckford and Robert Snodgrass. Liverpool won the game by the slimmest of margin.

In the 2012/13 season, Benitez supervised the demolition of Leeds 5-1 by the Blues. After replacing Roberto di Matteo, the unpopular Benitez faced Leeds in a cup game. Becchio scored the first goal, putting the ball pass goalkeeper Petr Cech to raise the hopes of the home team. Five different players got on the score sheet to get the win for Chelsea.

Juan Mata, Branislav Ivanovic, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres all scored. The win was anther over manager Neil Warnock who faced Benitez when he was at Anfield.

This year Benitez got another win with coach Gary Monk admitted that the start for the visitors did damage. He said they defended well but just could not stop the goals from scoring. Benitez confessed to the intimidating crowd but added that controlling the game ensured Newcastle were victors.

Diego Cavalieri has hope with Brazil’s Tite

On June of 2016, it was confirmed that Tite was the man selected to replace the former coach of the Brazilian national team Dunga.

Dunga was sacked from his position after guiding the Brazilian national side to an underwhelming campaign where they failed to reach the knock-out stages of the latest edition of the Copa America Centenario.

Tite was recently selected as the new coach of Brazil and this has actually sparked a glimpse of light and hope towards Diego Cavalieri as the 33 year old has said that he wants to perform at the international stage with Brazil which is something that he has not been able to do in over 2 years.

‘’It’s not something that I’m planning now, but it’s a new coach, a new philosophy and we are always working to return to the national team. Every athlete works thinking about it. Brazil has excellent goalkeepers with great values that are competing outside of the country as well’’ Fluminense’s Diego Cavalieri said as he voiced his desire to return to the international scene with his country.

Becoming a regular starter for the Brazilian national side is something that realistically speaking, might be out of the realm of possibilities for Diego Cavalieri as the 33 year old player has recently been suffering with injuries that has kept him out of the first team of Fluminense and sustaining injuries at that age can really take a toll on the playing career of a performer, especially for someone that is probably reaching the last few years of his professional competitive career.

Alisson is the current regular starter in the goal-keeping position of Brazil and with only 24 years of age, he has his entire career lying ahead and it seems hard to believe that Diego Cavalieri will have any realistic chance of getting a consistent start ahead of Alisson or any of the other younger rising stars of the Brazilian nation.

Cavalieri believes in Klopp

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri believes that Jurgen Klopp is the right man for Liverpool.

He said that the manager has the necessary experience and should be able to bring Liverpool back to the top of the League. The former goalkeeper stated that Liverpool has been far too long in the shadow of other clubs and that it is time for the club to rise.

He believes that Klopp has the necessary experience to build a team from scratch and to help them challenge for trophies. Diego Cavalieri believes that the German manager has signed some quality players in the transfer window and that soon we will see the impact of the players on the team.

He believes that Liverpool has already shown their quality in matches against Arsenal and Chelsea but they will have to be consistent if they want to win the title. It is no use beating the big teams if you are going to lose matches against the smaller teams.

Diego Cavalieri said that Jurgen Klopp has already shown his qualities at Borussia Dortmund where he managed to challenge Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga. He believes that he will be able to do the same thing at Liverpool and that the club will be able to compete not only in the Premier League but in Europe as well.

Diego Cavalieri is a former Liverpool goalkeeper who joined the team in 2008 from Palmeiras. He will make appearances in the League Cup, FA Cup as well as the Champions League but will fail to make any appearance in the Premier League.

He will ultimately be sold to Cesena where again he will fail to make an impact. After some months with the team, he will return to Brazil to play for Fluminense.


Liverpool has had a lot of changes in the goal keeping section for years now and Coach Jurgen Kloop wants Loris Karius to take over. Since the premier League era of the Reds, let’s take a look at some other shot stoppers that have graced the position.

Former manager Bob Paisley convinced Bruce Grobbelaar to join Liverpool from Vancouver Whitecaps far back in 1982. Grobbelaar joined and went on to become one of the most successful, if not the most, for the club. By the time he left, he was one of the most long standing goal keepers with his record of around 600 games at Anfield. He won six league titles, three FA Cup medals, two League Cup trophies, and one European Cup medal whilst in action for the Reds. He was the top choice in between the sticks until 1993.

The English goal keeper David James joined from understudying Grobbelaar, he eventually got his chance. James was in goal when the changes began to happen in the Premier League in the 90s. The money began to come into the League around that time. He was enjoyed decent success at the club, winning the League Cup in 1995. He was replaced by Dutchman Sander Westerveld.

Westerveld won a lot of titles at the club despite the short time he spent. In two seasons at the club, he racked up the League Cup medal, an FA Cup medal, and a UEFA Cup medal. After him was Polish goal keeper in Jerzy Dudek. His performance in arguably the club’s greatest comeback in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final against AC Milan would never be forgotten at Anfield.

Former coach Rafael Benitez eventually brought Pepe Reina to take over as number 1. Pepe is easily the best keeper in Liverpool’s recent history. Brazilian Diego Cavalieri didn’t play in the domestic league as Reina was in charge but he took charge at the domestic tournaments. Cavalieri didn’t stay long and had to leave. Brad Jones, another back up for Reina took over fully in 2010 and held the forte until Simon Mignolet took over in 2014. Karius has his chance now to write his name in the sands of time at the club, as many others that have passed before him.

Fluminense slumped to a second consecutive defeat

Fluminense slumped to a second consecutive defeat after a 4-2 thrashing at the hands of Santos.

This led to a lot of questions about the team being capable of coming closer to the top of the Brazilian Serie A table. As one of the experienced members of the team, goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri claimed that the team had to improve the balance in order to be more consistent when it comes to getting results. After making a poor start to the season, the club are in danger of finishing mid-table as a result of this poor form.

Even though the team has been doing well in patches,Cavalieri accepted the importance of playing well for the entire 90 minutes. One of the reasons for the inconsistent form according to the goalkeeper is the influx of young players into the first-team. He has recalled that the team did extremely well in the opening 35 minutes against Santos before slipping to a 4-2 defeat. The manner in which the team surrendered their good position was a source of concern, butCavalieri remains confident of returning back to winning ways when the team takes on Flamengo in the next match. However, Fluminense will have to do extremely well in order to get a win since the game is away from home.

“We have young players and others who are coming now. We’re alternating between good and bad times in the same game. We need to find the balance for 90 minutes. They are adjustments we need to do. In that game against Santos, for example, in the first 35 minutes were very good, pressing and goal. But after we gave a little space and they killed the game. Football in Brazil today is very dynamic. It’s hard to explain what happens sometimes,” said Cavalieri.

Diego Cavalieri wants to convince Dunga to play with Brazil

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri wants to convince the Brazil coach Dunga that he can play in the Brazilian squad.

He has not been selected for the Copa America, and he finds himself almost 4th in the pecking order. However, he has not lost hope that one day he will be able to represent Brazil.

At the moment, Diego Cavalieri is behind Alisson, Diego Alves, and Ederson. He believes that with the long qualifying campaign coming just after the Copa America he may have a chance to prove that he is worthy of representing Brazil on the world stage.

Diego Cavalieri, who currently plays for Fluminense, believes that he has the potential to represent Brazil and that he will do everything he can in order to get a place in the Brazil team. So far he has made only 3 appearances for Brazil and hopes that he will be able to increase this number soon. His last appearance for the Brazil national team was in 2012, and he has yet to be called by the current coach Dunga.

Diego Cavalieri will be best remembered when he played in the English Premier League for Liverpool in 2008. He was signed for a fee of around £3 million from Palmeiras. He could not establish himself as the first team goalkeeper and had to satisfy himself with appearances in club competitions. He never played in the Premier League for Liverpool but did participate in the League Cup, FA Cup as well as the Champions League and the Europa League. He left Liverpool only 2 years later as he failed to replace Pepe Reina as the first team keeper and signed for Cesena where he will stay only 4 months. He will then return to Brazil to play for Fluminense.


Fluminense thrashed Volta Redonda by two goals to nothing in an away match on Sunday. Deigo Cavalieri was in action as the visitors emerged victorious in the Brazilian Carioca 1 match.

The 33-year old goal stopper started his professional career at Palmeiras before moving to English premier League side, Liverpool FC. After spending three seasons with The Reds, he played for Cesena before returning home to ply his trade at Fluminense.

The goal keeper was impressive in the game against Volta Redonda. Cavalieri has been with the Fluminense team since 2011 and draws cult-like support from the fans. He has helped the squad to first position in the Carioca Serie A championship round with 14 points from six matches played.

The first choice goal keeper has not been given a chance to play much for his national country due to the abundance of talent that exists. He has been part of the national team three times, but without much action. The player has had relative success in his performances in various clubs. Though he played just one match for AC Siena, he went on to record 10 matches for The Reds. For Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, the player has 43 caps to his name. Since he’s been with Fluminense, he has had over 186 caps for the club.

Fluminense attacked the game with a sense of urgency as they sought for an early goal against their host. Volta Redonda had lost their match against third-placed Botafogo RJ by 2-0 before playing a draw with Vasco. Prior to the match, they had feared the attacking power of Fluminense with strikers such as 32-year old former national team preferred striker Fred, 29-year old Osvaldo and others, but they had defeated them in January by 3-1. With the loss to Fluminense, the team places fifth on the log.


In the most dramatic encounter yet, Fluminense put three unreplied goals past Boavista to win the second stage of the Brazilian Carioca championship. The spectacular match happened at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

An early goal from 28 year old striker Osvaldo in the 8th minute set the game on fire for Fluminense. Boavista conceded again in the 14th minute but via an own goal caused by Luis Alberto. The game went on with that margin until the first half ended. The second half was hard fought but the attacked from Fluminense proved too much for Boavista as they conceded the third goal in the 85th minute courtesy of Cicero. The 31 years old midfielder’s goal killed all possible attacking strength that Boavista could ever muster. The game ended three goals unreplied in favor of Fluminense.

Diego Cavalieri proved to be a capable goalkeeper. In the last Carioca championship, he kept a clean sheet against Flamengo and allowed just a lone goal past him against Botafogo RJ. In the Primeira Liga, he’s played 4 games this season, six more games in the Carioca 1 aside thirty four games in the Brasileiro Serie A.

The 34 year old shot stopper, born in Sao Paulo, has been with Fluminense for six seasons now. He is renowned for his shot stopping and reflexes even though he has poor foot skills and penalty saving aptitude. He was brilliant in the game against Boavista, keeping a clean sheet.

Going into the game, Fluminense had the advantage based on historical performances. The team, in 10th place in the Football League, defeated Boavista last season in both legs. Fluminense won a match by a lone goal and the other by two goals. In 2014 and 2013, Fluminense defeated Boavista as well. 4-1 aggregate total in 2014 and 2-0 total in 2013. Fluminense will play their next match on the 31st March against Bangu in the second stage of the Carioca Championship.