A real pitched battle took place this Saturday, November 7, at the Porto Alegre classic. The International defeated 1-0 Guild, for the date 30 of the Brazilian League, committed it even more in the decline and took the opportunity to celebrate showing coffins with the ‘B’ symbol at the José Pinheiro Borda Stadium.
In the absence of eight dates for the end of the championship, the ‘Tricolor Gaúcho’, where the Colombians play Miguel Angel Borja and Jaminton Campaz, fight not to lose the category, because, with the recent defeat, appears penultimate in the leaderboard with barely 26 points in 29 games played. Yes OK still depends on himself to reverse the situation, just having won one of their last 10 meetings complicate the picture.
The only celebration of the contest came at minute 40 ‘. Edenilson focused from the right sector and Taison, the ’10’ of Inter, headed against the floor to overcome the goalkeeper Gabriel Chapecó. In the visiting team, Borja was the starter and he was on the court for 59 minutes, before being substituted; for his part, Campaz entered at 60 ‘, replacing Mathías Villasanti.
The development of the game was framed by physical play, the constant interruptions due to fouls and very few spaces to generate dangerous actions. Under these three ingredients, a conflict between the two Brazilian teams after the final whistle of the judge, Marcelo de Lima, and that today it goes around the world.
THE FIGHT WAS ARMED ON THE COURT:
When the central judge marked the end of the match, some International players, in the midst of their euphoria, they took out some coffin-shaped cartons, which had a ‘B’ painted on the inside and began to celebrate with their fans. The euphoria that was lived in the sports scene soon turned into a pitched battle, since Gremio footballers ran towards the provocateurs to attack them.
Screaming, shoving, and some fist crosses were the images that could be seen during the television broadcast; the tension in the stadium, which was bursting, was evident. Other club members they tried to calm down, although it took a few minutes for the members of ‘Tri’ to return to the locker room. At the end of the altercation, the referee expelled Patrick (Inter) and Bruno Cortez (Gremio).
According to various Brazilian media, these behaviors of the Inter players would be by way of “revenge”, because at the end of 2016, when it descended for the first time in its history, the Gremio footballers did a similar act.
With this victory, International continues well positioned in the table, since, with 47 points, appear seventh, in the direct qualification zone to the group stage of the South American Cup. The Brasileirão commands you Atletico Mineiro, who adds 62 units; followed by Flamengo (53 pts.) Y palm trees (52 pts.), Which will be playing the final of the Liberators cup next November 27.
Gremio is one of the historical teams of Brazilian soccer. In their showcases they rest two league titles (1981 and 1996), four of the local Cup (89 ′, 94 ′, 97, 01 ‘and 16’) and a Super Cup (1990); while in the international section it has three Libertadores titles (1983, 1995 and 2017), a Intercontinental Cup (1983) and two South American Recopas (1996, 2018).
There were two times that the ‘Tricolor Gaúcho’ descended to Serie B: the first in 1991 and the second in 2004. The latter was the most remembered, not because of losing the category, but because the following season rose again taking the title.