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Analysis: Fortaleza dominates, scores four goals in the first half, and returns to the Nordeste Cup final |  power

Analysis: Fortaleza dominates, scores four goals in the first half, and returns to the Nordeste Cup final | power

In the match in which Vojvoda equaled Moises Gomez’s record as a coach with the largest number of official matches in the club’s history, power They gave their all on the pitch and beat Sport 4-1, qualifying for the Nordeste Cup final. An overwhelming start saw three goals in 21 minutes, with Moises scoring twice and Hercules scoring the third. This was the meeting of the two teams after the attack on the Fortaleza bus last February. Moses still ranks fourth.

Fortaleza began the duel with complete concentration, playing calmly and intelligently. From the left flank, the first two goals came, as Moises shot the ball to open the scoring and then took strong control, shot the ball and scored: 2-0 In 21 minutes, Fortaleza won the hat-trick: Hercules left the goalkeeper behind him to dribble and score.

It is true that Sport tried with Barletta and Pedro Lima mainly, but Joao Ricardo appeared greatly when needed. Thanks to elaborate counter-attacks and impeccable strategy from Vojvoda, Moises scored his third goal: 4-0 for Lyon.

Fortaleza beats Sport – Photography: Leonardo Moreira/Fortaleza EC

Even with several players receiving yellow cards, Vojvoda only changed in the second half with Zee Willison replacing Pedro Augusto. Fortaleza returned with the same control. He could have expanded with headers from Moises and Lucero, but both efforts were stopped by Kaiqui.

In the stands, Fortaleza fans sang loudly and cheered for the team. Fortaleza, who were narrowly eliminated by Vasco in the Copa do Brasil on penalties, showed they were not shaken and faced the Copa Nordeste semi-final with greatness. Hercules, Pochettino and Mouasis shone in this journey to the final.

The focus is now on Sportivo Trinidense in the Sol Americana on Wednesday (29), in Castelao, at 9pm, when they can qualify for the round of 16 as leader of Group D. Fans are sure to fill the stadium to support them.

In the final of the Nordeste Cup, which will take place on June 5-9, Fortaleza will face CRB, who eliminated Bahia on penalties. After Sunday, the great news for Fortaleza is the recovery of Moises, who can now be better used in the Brazilian League and in the South American Championship.