Corinthians, led by Portuguese coach Vítor Pereira, lost in the early hours of this Thursday in a game of the 34th day of Serie A, at home, by two unanswered goals, with Fluminense and fell to 5th place, coming out of qualifying. area for the Libertadores Cup.
the objectives of to flow were named by veteran Argentine striker Germán Cano, 12′ and 70′ behind, sending the Rio team to 4th place (58 points), by direct exchange with the Closed off (57 points), who started a performance below expectations, also limited by four absences – the Portuguese Rafael Ramos (Covid-19), Adson and Maycon (injured) and Yuri Alberto (punished) – in addition, still in first half-time, Vítor Pereira was forced to make three forced substitutions due to injury: the 25-year-old winger Mosquito (presumed rupture of the cruciate ligament in the right knee), author of three assists and three goals in 22 games (1.134 minutes) to the Brasileirão, the Paraguayan international center Fabián Balbuena and also the experienced Brazilian international creative midfielder Renato Augusto.
However, the Corinthians will be able to regain this position, as they have a late game to play, referring to the 32nd round, at home against Goiás, a game that finally, and after many controversies, has a date, a time and a venue for si: 11:30 p.m. (in mainland Portugal) next Saturday, at the Haile Pinheiro stadium (Serrinha), with very strict security measures so that São Paulo fans can watch the match in this venue.
In another match this morning, 2nd-placed Internacional de Porto Alegre postponed Abel Ferreira’s Palmeiras title party – if Inter and Corinthians don’t win, the green would already become champion – by beating, at home, with a reversal on the scoreboard, the afflicted Ceará: the visitors opened the penalty spot, after 6′, by Vinícius Lima, but, in the second half, the Colorado reverses the score, by Edenilson (65′) and Alan Patrick, on penalty, at 78′.
Botafogo, from Luís Castro, received and beat Bragantino, 2-1: midfielder Gabriel, on loan from Benfica, opened the scoring (18th), rebounding from the strike of ex-FC Porto Tiquinho Soares, with an iron back heel, Luan Cândido (62′) restored the equality and Tchê Tchê (71′) scored the winning goal for Gloriouswho occupies the 8th place, with 47 points.