Flamengo took to the field with a substitute formation, but left Villa Belmero with three more points in Brazil. With two goals scored by Pedro and Gabigol, the Rio de Janeiro team beat Santos 2-1, Saturday, in the fifteenth round of the competition. Vinicius Zanusillo scored the home team’s goal.
As a result, Flamengo reaches 21 points and climbs its positions in the Brazilian championship table. Robro Negro has overtaken Santos himself and will sleep in seventh place. Pixie, in turn, is in eighth place with 19 points.
Both teams are turning their attention to the continental championships. And on Wednesday, at 9:30 pm, Flamengo face Tolima, in the Maracana, in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Libertadores. Meanwhile, in Villa Belmiro, Santos hosts Deportivo Tachira, in the round of sixteen for South America.
FLAMENGO BETTER STARTS AND UNLOCKS RESULT
After a difficult start with no clear scoring opportunities, the Flamengo match turned when I started exploring the right side to attack. In the 17th minute, Marinho fired Everton Ribeiro at the back line, and the midfielder crossed Pedro to open the scoring with a superb shot. Then, in the 24th minute, the striker received a good cross from Matteo Zinho, but he missed it in a small area. In the 30th minute, after another red-and-black move from the right, Santos’ defense shot it poorly and Victor Hugo finished wide.
Santos even with the failure of Santos
In the first half with little inspiration in attack, Santos was compromised after 38 minutes. After quick transfers, Lucas Braga finished with two goals on the left side, but stopped in two good saves for Santos. But in the second half, the Flamengo goalkeeper was not so lucky and contributed to Santos’ equalizer. In the 20th minute, Vinicius Zanusillo took a powerful free kick, and the goalkeeper accepted it and the home team equalized.
GABIGOL intervenes, causes confusion and resolves
Until the start of the match on the bench, Gabigol was the hero of the night at Villa Belmiro. Because of the hostility of the home team’s fans, the striker entered the field after Santos equalized, causing general confusion, receiving a yellow card and putting Flamengo ahead. All this within five minutes. The goal, which sealed the victory, came after Joao Paulo’s return in Pedro’s surrender.
Santos 1 x 2 Flamengo – 15th round of Brazil
stadium: Villa Belmero in Santos (SP)
date and time: July 2, 2022 at 7 p.m. (Brasilia time)
Rule: Anderson Daronko (RS)
Auxiliaries: Rafael da Silva Alves (Republika Srpska) and Michael Stanislaw (Republika Srpska)
Video referee: Emerson de Almeida Ferreira (MG)
Objectives: Pedro, 17ft/1ºT (0-1); Vinicius Zanusello, 20 ft/2ºT (1-1); Gabigol, 27 min/sec (1-2).
yellow cards: Felipe Jonathan, Camacho, Vinicius Zanocello and Angelo (San) / Thiago Maya and Gabigol (FLA)
red cards: –
Santos (Coach: Fabian Bustos)
John Powell; Auro (Rwan, 13’/2nd), Velázquez, Eduardo Bauermann and Felipe Jonatan (Lucas Pires, 31’/2nd); Camacho, Vinicius Zanucello (Carlos Sanchez, 31 min / sec) and Angelo (Bruno Oliveira, 13 min / sec); Leo Baptistao (Ricardo Goulart, 26 min/2ºT), Marcos Leonardo and Lucas Braga.
FLAMENGO (Coach: Dorival Júnior)
Saints. Mathuzinho, Gustavo Enrique, Pablo and Ayrton Lucas; Thiago Maia, Victor Hugo (Diego, 22ft/2°C), Vitenho (Lazaro, 14ft/2°C), Everton Ribeiro (Arascaita, 22min/2°C) and Marino (Gabigol, 22ft/2°C) ); Pedro (David Luiz, 45 d/2).
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