Inter and Flamengo drew 2-2 and are still leaders in the Brasileirao. Athlético Paranaense fell, who will face River.
Emotional, intense, with changing results. Inter and Flamengo, Boca and Racing’s rivals in the Copa Libertadores, put on a great game at the Beira Río in Porto Alegre. Leaders arrived and thus ended on Sunday, in the same position, with 35 points each, but with a sweeter flavor for the Cariocas, who rescued the tie in the fifth additional minute.
Inter arrived three times in danger in the first five minutes. All an indication that soon the doors of the goal would open to him. Patrick took advantage of a mistake by Chilean Mauricio Isla, enabled Abel Hernández and the Uruguayan did not forgive Hugo Souza.
Flamengo reacted quickly. With a mid-range shot, Pedro tied the game.
However, the American champion again made a mistake. Domenec Torrent has a very clear premise: their teams must not flip the ball. And Gustavo Henrique was so obedient to the directives of the Spanish coach that he put the ball in Thiago Galhardo’s chest. And the scorer of the Brasileirao shook the goal of the Mengao.
Torrent moved the chips. He passed Vitinho to the extreme left and centralized Gerson, who began to have a greater participation in the development of the game. Still, Marcos Ghilherme almost scored the third, but his shot hit the post.
Right away, Pedro almost signed a double, but failed in the definition. A while later, Filipe Luis burst the crossbar.
Andrés D’Alessandro was already on the playing field, replacing Hernández. Eduardo Coudet changed midfield (Dourado for Guilherme), took Galhardo out and put Pottker fresh and reinforced the middle with another Argentine, Damián Musto.
Flamengo grew in possession (70%), driven by Pedro and Gerson. The Cariocas pressed, the gauchos they got back and in the end, Everton Ribeiro tied it head, after a Gerson cross.
Miguel Russo and Sebastián Beccacece took notes at home. His rivals have offensive power, but also weaknesses behind.
Athlético Paranaense fell at the end of the match against Gremio. If Marcelo Gallardo paid attention, he will be able to exploit the defensive weaknesses of the Curitiba team in which Fought González, who knew how to wear the red band, was the titular.
At the end of the first half, Carlos Eduardo scored a great goal. It was a great individual move that ended with a right hand that dug into the corner.
With the victory, Athlético traveled at halftime, but at 10, Luiz Fernando put in a cross from the left, Santos flew, grabbed the ball and Thiago Heleno took it ahead to put it in his own goal.
The game became even and with the result open. Then came Gremio’s goal, which turned the game around. It was after a long ball from goalkeeper Paulo Victor, the centrals were overcome and Adelmir Ferreira received alone and defined before the hasty departure of Santos.
It was a bad afternoon for Paulo Autuori, the interim manager who took over after being kicked out of Botafogo. His team left much to be desired.