Current three-time champion, Fortaleza is still alive in the search for the four-time champion of Ceará. This Wednesday (2), Leão do Pici thrashed Pacajus 5-0 at Arena Castelão, in Fortaleza, in the return game of the confrontation for the quarterfinals of the competition. In the semifinal, Tricolor faces Ferroviário, on dates and times that will be informed by the Ceará Football Federation (FCF).
GAME END! WE ARE IN THE SEMIFINALS OF THE CEARENSE CHAMPIONSHIP! WE WON PACAJUS 5-0! GOOOOOOOOO!
ON THE AGGREGATE SCORE, 6 A 0. ?? pic.twitter.com/J0mr3yGwyF
— Fortaleza Esporte Clube (@FortalezaEC) March 3, 2022
If champion in 2022, Fortaleza equals Ceará as the biggest winner of the State. Vozão leads the statistic with 45 titles. What is certain is that after four consecutive years in which Clássico Rei decided on Cearense, this season’s final will have at least one different team, as Alvinegro fell in the quarterfinals to Iguatu, who take on Caucaia in the other semifinal.
As they won the first leg by 1 to 0, on February 24, also at Arena Castelão, Fortaleza entered the field with the advantage of a draw, but it didn’t take long to open the score. At ten minutes, five after Moisés hit the post, forward Robson scored a beautiful goal from coverage. Four minutes later, Moses hit the post again. At 37, it was defender Tinga’s turn to stop at the crossbar. In addition, finally, the side Yago Pikachu extended to Leão.
In the final stage, Moisés redeemed himself from the balls that landed on the beam and swung the nets at six minutes. At 30, striker Silvio Romero, taking advantage of goalkeeper Jhones’ rebound, made Fortaleza’s fourth. Finally, at 41, midfielder Hercules dribbled past Pacajus’ number 1 and closed the scoring at Arena Castelão.
Before thinking about Ferroviário, Leão returns to focus on the Northeast Cup. On Saturday (5), the tricolor team visits Altos at the Lindolfo Monteiro stadium, in Teresina, for the seventh round of the first phase of the regional tournament.