Ceará confirmed this Wednesday (6th) the classification for the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana after defeating The Strongest (Bolivia) 3-0 at Castelão Stadium.
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Despite arriving in a calm situation for the match, having won 2-1 in the first leg, Vozão sent it from the beginning and opened the scoring early, in the 21st minute of the first half with a kick from outside the area of midfielder Richardson.
Five minutes later Ceará reached the second, this time with the side Victor Luis after a good move by Zé Roberto. The Brazilian team could still go into the break with a more elastic advantage, but the referee ruled out a goal by forward Mendoza for an offside position.
🔥 What a first half of Vozão at CONMEBOL #South American!
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Thus, the third came only in the final stage, when Lima took advantage of the ball that hit the crossbar after a free kick.
After securing the classification for the quarterfinals of the Sul-Americana, where they will measure forces with the winner of São Paulo and Universidad Católica (Chile), Ceará turns to the Brazilian Championship, where they face Fluminense next Saturday (9) in the match that will mark the farewell of striker Fred.