The leader’s triumph Corinthians about his escort Bragantinethe defeat of flamingo in the carioca derby against Botafogo and the rout of Saints about him Cuiaba have been the most outstanding events of the fifth day of the Brazilian Soccer League.
Corinthians, led by Portuguese coach Vítor Pereira, prevailed as a visitor in the São Paulo classic of the day over Bragantino, who was the only undefeated team and was now relegated to fourth position with eight points, four behind the leader. A solitary goal from the experienced Renato Augusto sealed the victory for Corinthians.
The day began on Saturday, when América, playing as a visitor in their own stadium, won the Belo Horizonte derby 1-2 against Atlético Mineiro, led by Argentine coach Antonio “El Turvo” Mohamed and who defends the title.
Paraguayan defender Raúl Cáceres scored one of the goals for ‘Coleho’ (rabbit), which climbed to third position with nine units, while Argentine striker Nacho Fernández discounted for Mineiro.
Also on Saturday and with its new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in the stands, Athletico Paranaense defeated Ceará de Fortaleza 1-0 in Curitiba.
This Sunday, in the unusual morning hours and in a duel of Portuguese coaches, Luis Castro’s Botafogo defeated Paulo Sousa’s Flamengo 0-1, in the Rio derby that this time was moved from Rio de Janeiro to the Mané Garrincha stadium. from the capital Brasilia.
With the defeat, the ‘Fla’ aggravates his crisis and raises the alert for Sousa, who this week had to put up with the “ghost” of his compatriot Jorge Jesús, who publicly offered to return to the team with which he won the title and the Liberators in 2019.
Already the Paulista Palmeiras, of the also Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira, missed a draw at home, 1-1, against the Rio de Janeiro Fluminense, who scored with his Argentine striker Germán Ezequiel Cano.
The Goiania derby went to Goiás, who beat Atlético Goianiense 0-1 as a visitor, while the gaúcho classic between Juventude de Caxías and Internacional de Porto Alegre ended in a draw (1-1), with the Paraguayan Oscar Ruiz marking for homeowners.
Others who did not hurt each other were bottom side Fortaleza, who added their first point by drawing at home (1-1), and Sao Paulo, in a detrimental result for both teams.
The rout of the day was led by Santos over Cuiabá, whom they defeated 4-1 and in which the Ecuadorian attacker Bryan Angulo put his signature with one of the goals of the ‘Peixe’ (fish). With the victory, the team from the port of São Paulo, led by Argentine coach Fabián Bustos, climbed to second position with ten points, two behind the leader Corinthians.
The day ends on Monday, when the promoted and surprising Avaí and Coritiba, led by Paraguayan coach Gustavo Morínigo, face each other in the Florianópolis resort looking to stay in leading positions.