However the CBF rejected the petition, arguing that Flamengo's squad was big enough to field a team for the match.
AC Milan continued their good form as they won 2-0 away to Crotone, Franck Kessie's penalty put the Rossoneri in charge in the first half, while new arrival Brahim Diaz sealed matters after the break.
With Paulo Dybala not fully fit, Pirlo started new signing Alvaro Morata to partner Ronaldo up front.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona play their second match of the new season on Thursday night when they travel to play Celta Vigo.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Shenhua beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 14th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday.
The first defeat after a 32-game undefeated run in the league against Hoffenheim (4-1) has raised concerns that Bayern's strict saving policy might endanger the team's progress.
Mikael Ymer of Sweden returns the ball during the men's singles first round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
Second seed Nadal will face Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the round of 32. The latter survived a five-set thriller against Japan's Nishikori Kei to advance 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-2.
The 22-year-old swimmer also broke the national record of the women's 100m freestyle in 52.90 seconds on Sunday. Enditem
The 64-year-old, who began his managerial career as a teenager in 1975, had previous spells as Botafogo boss in 1986, 1995, 1998 and 2001.
"I will be competing for the first time since running under two hours at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. I'm happy to race with the dominant athletes, that is how the sport is and should be treated like that. Competition makes the sport beautiful," he added.