Mineiro closer to the title in Brazil but Flamengo continues to dream

Givanildo de Souza ‘Hulk’ de Mineiro, in a file photograph. EFE / Douglas Magno / POOL

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (EFE) .- Flamengo truncated this Saturday the possibility of Atlético Mineiro reaching the Brazilian Championship title on Tuesday, in advance, by defeating Internacional 1-2, with goals from Gabriel Barbosa “Gabigol” and Andreas Pereira, in a match for the thirty-fourth day of the tournament.
The Mineiro, who beat Juventude 2-0 today, with a double from Hulk, reached 74 points and, with four days remaining in the tournament, maintained the wide advantage with which they remain as the lonely leader of the league , with a difference of eight points over Flamengo, which follows in the second box, with 66 points.
The “Galo” won without much effort this Saturday in a match where he dominated from start to finish and in which Keno and the Hispanic-Brazilian Diego Costa also excelled on the court, despite losing several scoring opportunities.
Hulk opened the scoring with a penalty charge in the 70th minute and, almost immediately, the forward extended the lead for Mineiro with a goal, after a successful pass from Keno on a counterattack play.
The victory of the Belo Horizonte club this Saturday already allowed them to cherish the tournament title, which could be reached next Tuesday with a possible victory over Fluminense, as long as Flamengo lost on this and the next day.
The dream began to fade when Gabigol scored the first for the Rio de Janeiro club three minutes into the match with Internacional in Porto Alegre and disappeared with the lead goal scored by Andreas Pereira in the 10th minute.
However, the Galo got excited in the 40th minute when Tayson discounted for the Internacional, but the colorado was finally not able to come back and allowed Flamengo to reap a victory away from home that allows him to continue dreaming of winning the title for the third year consecutive, after having been champion in the last two editions.
This Saturday Fortaleza beat Palmeiras 1-0, with a goal from Robson, after receiving a rebound from Weberton.
The “Verdao”, who played for the last time with the starter before concentrating for the final of the Libertadores, next Saturday precisely against Flamengo, gave the fight on the Castelao court and even equaled the score at the end of the match, but the goal was disallowed by the VAR.
With the result, the Ceará club added 52 integers and advanced to fourth position in the leaderboard, while those led by Portuguese Abel Ferreira remained in third place, with 58 points and no longer able to catch up with Mineiro. .
Today’s day gave a little hope to the Gremio, one of the most traditional teams in Brazilian football, which advanced in its attempt to leave the relegation zone by defeating Chapecoense, the bottom club in the league, 0-1 with only 15 points has already lost any possibility of remaining in the first division in the next edition of the tournament.
The victory of the Porto Alegre club this Saturday represented reaching 35 points, with which it advanced one place, to the eighteenth box, waiting for Bahia to lose tomorrow, when it receives Cuiabá and what may happen in the next matchday, where he will have to beat Sao Paulo and wait for Juventude to be defeated by Bragantino


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