Flamengo, Corinthians and Fluminense, to the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil

Flamengo, Corinthians and Fluminense, to the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil

08/18/2022 at 06:34


They eliminated Athletico Paranaense, Atlético Goianiense and Fortaleza respectively

The last semifinalist will come out of the series that faces América Mineiro and Sao Paulo this Thursday

Flamengo, Corinthians and Fluminense advanced this Wednesday to the semifinals of the Brazil Cup, the second tournament in importance of the Latin American giant and whose champion is awarded the first place in the country in the Copa Libertadores next year. Flamengo qualified by eliminating Athletico Paranaense in the quarterfinals, Corinthians did it leaving Atlético Goianiense and Fluminense behind Fortaleza.

The fourth semi-finalist will be defined on Thursday in the quarterfinal second leg between America Mineiro and Sao Paulo, in a duel in which the tricolor from São Paulo has the advantage after winning 1-0 in the first leg at home. In the semifinals, Corinthians will face Fluminense and Flamengo in fourth place.

the juvenile Pedro He gave Flamengo the victory with a great goal in the 56th minute that allowed the most popular club in Brazil to win by 0-1 during his visit in the difficult state of the Arena de la Baixada. The Rio de Janeiro club had conceded a goalless draw at home and needed a win by any score to advance.

Corinthians, which had lost 2-0 in the first leg, won at home this Wednesday by 4-1 with a triplet Yuri Alberto and a goal from Gilwhile Goiainense discounted through Wellington Rato. The comeback was epic for Corinthians and saved the skin of Portuguese coach Víctor Pereira, who had been in trouble after being eliminated from the Libertadores.

In the third game of the day, a pass from Colombian John Arias allowed the Argentine striker German Cano scoring the goal that allowed Fluminense to equalize 2-2 and qualify for the semifinals despite having started the dispute at a disadvantage. With a Maracanã to burst, the main gunner of the Rio de Janeiro tricolor woke up from his lethargy in the second half and brought ‘Flu’ back to life, who had been dying in the first half after the goal against Little boy and the extension that the Argentine got for Fortaleza Silvio Romero. After winning the first leg 0-1, those led by coach Fernando Dinis only needed a draw to advance to the semi-finals.

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