The scorer converted from a penalty in the 89th minute and established 1-1 for a team that failed to achieve its regularity.
Flamengo wants to make his footing in the Brasileirao 2020 but he cannot have the firmness that led him to be champion of America last year. Against Gremio it was Gabriel Barbosa who saved the team with 1-1, at Maracana, for the fourth round of the championship.
The team that Domenec Torrent now led had just beaten Coritiba 1-0, to leave behind the initial defeats against Atlético Mineiro and Atlético Goianiense. However, this agonizing tie at minute 89 raises doubts again.
Before closing the first stage, Pepe got a diagonal after the exquisite pass from Alisson and managed to define with great power on the near post. The game seemed controlled, but shortly after the end a hand appeared inside the Tricolor gaucho’s area and Gabigol did not forgive.
Flamengo only has 4 points and is among the last placements, while Gremio has 6 units and looks at its classic International rival as leader along with Atlético Mineiro with 9.
Bragantino 2 – Fluminense 1
Athletico Paranaense 0 – Palmeiras 1
Goiás 1 – Fortress 3
International 3 – Atlético Goianense 0
Botafogo 2 – Atlético Mineiro 1
Corinthians 3 – Coritiba 1
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