On a 7-1 night, Flamengo advances in Libertadores

On a 7-1 night, Flamengo advances in Libertadores

Pushed by its passionate fans (who attended in force, with more than 61 thousand people present), Flamengo didn’t give Tolima (Colombia) chances and thrashed by 7 to 1, this Wednesday (6) at the Maracanã stadium, and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, where they will measure forces with Corinthians, which passed through Boca Juniors (Argentina).On a 7-1 night, Flamengo advances in Libertadores

Rubro-Negro didn’t sit on top of the thin 1-0 advantage (goal by midfielder Andreas Pereira, who left the Gávea team) built in the first leg and went on the attack. And in the 4th minute, the team led by Dorival Júnior opened the scoring, when Pedro played for the Uruguayan Arrascaeta, who returned it with a great-class pass for the striker to hit cross to overcome Cuesta.

Flamengo continued better, and it didn’t take long to expand. In the 20th minute, Arrascaeta sent the ball to Pedro, who, with a heel, found Gabriel Barbosa. The number 9 finished for a partial defense by Cuesta, but the ball deflected in Quiñones, who ended up scoring against.

If the first half was good, in the second Rubro-Negro took over the match. In the first minute, Flamengo reached the third, when Arrascaeta lifted the ball in the area in a free-kick, defender David Luiz propped up to the middle of the area, where Pedro dominated before checking into the back of the goal.

At 10 it was Gabriel Barbosa’s turn to keep his. Shirt 9 dominated on the right, advanced to the middle and hit placed to score a beautiful goal. Seven minutes later, Tolima still reached the goal, with Quiñónes, but the night belonged to Dorival Júnior’s team, who did not reduce the rotation.

Four minutes later, Pedro triggered Rodinei on the right and the winger got rid of a defender before crossing back for the attacker to score for the third time in the match. At 27, shirt 21 shines again, but this time in the role of waiter, playing for the boy Matheus França, who had just entered the pitch, to leave his.

Even with the elastic score, Flamengo continued looking for more goals, and got it in the 33rd minute with the top scorer of the night, Pedro, who scored by taking advantage of a rebound given by goalkeeper Cuesta.

After securing the quarterfinals of the continental competition, the team from Gávea will visit Corinthians next Sunday (10th) at the Brazilian Championship, in a kind of preview of the clash between the teams for Libertadores.

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