Flamengo beat Corinthians 2-0 in San Pablo and came away from the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores

Flamengo dio un primer paso enorme hacia las semifinales de la Copa Libertadores, en las que se cruzaría con el ganador de la serie de cuartos que empezará mañana entre los argentinos Talleres de Córdoba y Vélez Sarsfield. El Mengao venció con autoridad a Corinthiansverdugo de Boca Juniors, por 2 a 0 como visitante the hand Neo Química Arena, de San Pablo, que lució colmado con 45,000 fanáticos. Effectively in the former Arena Corinthians and with the arbitration of the Argentine Patricio Loustau, the ensemble directed by Dorival Silvestre Junior imposed conditions during the 90 minutes. Y lo hizo con un juego fluido no exento de contundencia.

The first goal was scored by Uruguayan forward Giorgian De Arrascaeta. the figure of the court, at 37 minutes of the first time, with a spectacular shot from the corner and a distraction from the defense of Timaoque reclamó un roce en el brazo de Joao Gomes previo al disparó. Augmentó el infaltable en las redes Gabriel Barbosa, a los 5 del complemento, tras una brillante jugada del lateral Rodinei por la banda derecha, que culminó “Gabigol” con un tiro ajustado al segundo palo. The Brazilian striker scored 28 goals in the continental tournament – ​​15 of them in the qualifying stages – and became one of Luisao’s, the biggest Brazilian striker in the history of the competition.

Flamengo defeated Corinthians in San Pablo and missed the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores (REUTERS/Carla Carniel)
Flamengo defeated Corinthians in San Pablo and missed the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores (REUTERS/Carla Carniel)

“Hijimos un gran partido. The team responded in all senses,” said flamengo coach Dorival Júnior. “Pero no hay nada decidedi. We know that in football, heaven and hell are at a distance.” The Chilean Arturo Vidal, who scored the first goal with Flamengo in the match against Atlético Goianiense last Saturday, entered the 73 and made his international debut with his new team.

Corinthians, who have not lost as a home team since February and have lost 21 unbeaten games in Sao Paulo, will look to rebuild on Tuesday next when they dispute the rematch at the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro. “Fue un juego de details. Concedimos un gol que pegó en la mano, no sé la regla para hablar bien”, said Cassio, arquero de Corinthians. “Era un resultado que no queríamos, pero no nos faltó dedication ni motivation”.

The presence of Argentina in the game developed in the crowded Paulista stadium was that of the former Argentinos Juniors, Fausto Vera, to whom the Portuguese technician Vitor Pereira resorted to replace the injured Maycon in the local team just over the quarter of an hour of the initial period. While on the other side, the Chilean Arturo Vidal debuted in the Copa Libertadores wearing the red and black shirt of “Fla”, who relieved Gomes at 27 minutes of the second period.


Corinthians: Cassio; Fágner, Bruno Méndez, Fabián Balbuena, Lucas Pitón; Du Queiroz (m.80, Roni), Víctor Cantillo (m.46, Giuliano), Maycon (m.17, Fausto Vera), Adson (m.46, Róger Guedes); Gustavo Mosquito (m.63, Geovane) and Yuri Alberto. DT: Victor Pereira.

Flamengo: Santos; Rodinei, David Luiz, Leo Pereira, Filipe Luis; Joao Gomes (m.72, Arturo Vidal), Thiago Maia, Giorgian De Arrascaeta (m.87, Víctor Hugo), Éverton Ribeiro; Gabriel Barbosa ‘Gabigol’ (m.87, Lázaro) and Pedro (m.87, Éverton Cebolinha). DT: Dorival Junior.

Referee: Patricio Loustau (ARG).

Estadio: Neo Química Arena, de San Pablo.


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