Flamengo kept the three points by beating Portuguesa 2-1, in the match corresponding to date 1 of Brazil – 2022 Carioca Championship. The goals of the match for the local team were scored by Lázaro (4′ 1T, penalty and 9′ 2T). While the away goal was made by Sanchez (15′ 2T).
The figure of the encounter was Lázaro. The Flamengo striker converted 2 goals and kicked 4 times on goal against Portuguesa-RJ.
Another of the key players in Ilha do Governador was Thiaguinho. The Flamengo forward kicked 5 times on goal against Portuguesa-RJ.
It was a game full of infractions, with a high dose of rough play and full of interruptions. There was a large number of cautioned: Carlos, Igor, Leandro Amaro, Willian, Watson, Marcus Paulo Grippe and Kayque David.
Flamengo’s coach, Fábio Matias, arranged a 4-3-3 formation on the pitch with Matheus Cunha in goal; Wesley, Gabriel Noga, Cleiton and Marcos Paulo on the defensive line; Yuri Oliveira, Igor and Matheus França in the middle; and Lázaro, Thiaguinho and André Luiz in attack.
For their part, those led by Marcus da Silva Grippe stood with a 4-5-1 strategy with Carlos under the three sticks; Watson, Leandro Amaro, Suéliton and Sanchez in defense; Wellington Cezar, Willian, Rafael Pernão, Andrezinho and Romarinho in midfield; and Junior Pirambu up front.
The appointed referee for the match was Bruno Arleu de Araujo.
Flamengo will visit Volta Redonda on the next day, while Portuguesa will host Audax Rio at the Luso Brasileiro stadium.
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