Inter Defeats Vasco And Could be Champion if he Defeats Flamengo Next Matchday
Internacional continues to lead the Brazilian league after beating Vasco da Gama 0-2, but stalked by Flamengo, who beat Corinthians 2-1 and maintains the pulse with two days remaining to the end of the tournament. The final stretch of the championship, the away win against Vasco da Gama took Inter to 69 points, one more than Flamengo, which they will visit next Sunday, on the penultimate round of the league. If he wins, in fact, he will be proclaimed champion mathematically.The winning goal of Internacional at the Sao Januario stadium was scored by Rodrigo Dourado with just nine minutes of play and, in addition to guaranteeing the first place in the classification, he left Vasco da Gama on the verge of relegation to the Second Division. With five minutes remaining, Inter suffered a monumental scare when a penalty was awarded to Vasco da Gama, but Argentine Germán Cano threw the ball out and relieved the team However, having recovered from the shock, in added time Thiago Gallardo scored the goal of tranquility for Inter. Flamengo, after an irregular phase, has packed into the last stages of the championship and knew how to overcome the closed The defensive scheme set up by Corinthians at the Maracanã stadium. The São Paulo team came out entrenched in their rear, formed a seven-player barrier in front of Cassio’s goal and gave him all the initiati goes to Flamengo, who, after strong pressure, scored first, in the 9th minute, through William Arao.However, in one of the few counterattacks that he managed to baste, Corinthians drew ten minutes later with a goal scored by Leo Natel Flamengo came out even more offensive in the second stage, imposed the skill of Diego Ribas, Bruno Henrique and the Uruguayan Giorgian de Arrascaeta and also counted on the opportunism of Gabriel Barbosa ‘Gabigol’, who scored the second in a doubtful but legal position Corinthians did not know how to react and Flamengo, although they lowered their revolutions a bit, maintained control of the game and guaranteed a victory that leaves them facing a crucial match next Sunday, when they will host Internacional in the same Maracaná. After matchday 36, and with only two to play, the fight for the title has been limited to Internacional and Flamengo. Atlético Mineiro, led by Argentine Jorge Sampaoli and who was the third In discord, he lost the few remaining opportunities this Saturday, when he drew 1-1 at his own home against Bahia, a result that parked him at 62 points.In the lowest part of the classification, Botafogo, one of the the most traditional teams in Rio de Janeiro, lost 2-0 to Goias and is already condemned to play the next league in the Second Division.
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