Even playing at the Beira Rio stadium, Grêmio defeated Internacional 3-0, this Saturday (19), and took the lead in the search for a spot for the big decision of the Campeonato Gaúcho. Now, the teams will face each other again next Wednesday (23), from 22:15 (Brasilia time).
Victory in the first match of the semifinal: Internacional 0x3 #Guild
With goals from Elias, Bitello and Diego Souza, we left with a major victory away from home.
— Gremio FBPA (@Gremio) March 19, 2022
With the proposal to act with the low lines, to avoid that Colorado had spaces to work the ball, the Tricolor had the fast counterattacks as its main weapon. And the team led by coach Roger Machado did not take long to reap the rewards of its efficient strategy.
In the 10th minute Elias received a throw to start at speed, get rid of a marker and hit goalkeeper Daniel’s exit. Still in the initial stage, at 23, Grêmio reached the second, when Bitello hit a bomb from outside the area and Daniel missed.
The third came only in the second half, in a perfect penalty kick by striker Diego Souza in the 26th minute.
The other spot in the final of the competition starts to be disputed next Sunday (20), when Brasil de Pelotas and Ypiranga meet at the Bento de Freitas stadium at 8:30 pm.