Goiás advanced to the semifinal of the Copa Verde after defeating Brasiliense by 1 to 0, on the night of this Thursday (23) in Serrinha. Another team to advance in the regional competition (disputed by teams from the North, Midwest and the state of Espírito Santo) was Paysandu, who beat Princesa do Solimões on penalties by 5-3.
QUALIFIED FOR THE SEMIFINAL OF THE GREEN CUP! 🇳🇬
with goal of @jupalacios10we beat Brasiliense by 1 to 0, at home, and we are in the semifinal of the competition!#GOIxBRA (1×0)#CopaVerde pic.twitter.com/hD2qbxOXQP
— Goiás Esporte Clube (@goiasoficial) March 23, 2023
Now, in the semifinals, Papão will star in the classic with Remo (who advanced with a victory over São Raimundo-RR) in search of a place in the big decision. The other finalist will come out of the confrontation between Esmeraldino and Cuiabá (which left Vila Nova along the way).
After a goalless draw away from home, in the first leg of the quarterfinals, Goiás arrived in a comfortable situation to measure forces with Brasiliense. And the team from Goiás managed to qualify in the 90 minutes of regular time, thanks to a goal by the Argentinean Palacios in the 12th minute of the first half.
Who had the most difficulties to reach the classification was Paysandu, who, after drawing again without goals with Princesa do Solimões, sought a place in the penalty shootout. And in the maximum penalties, Papão had the efficiency of its collectors and a defense by goalkeeper Thiago Coelho to triumph by 5 to 3.
WE FOLLOW! 🔵⚪️
Go, Papa! 🔥
📷 Vitor Castelo/Paysandu | #The Greatest Champion of the Amazon pic.twitter.com/H3yLXNKKkB
— Paysandu Sport Club (@Paysandu) March 24, 2023