09/13/2021 at 4:43 AM CEST
Flamengo beat Palmeiras 3-1 this Sunday on the twentieth day of the Brazilian Championship, in which both teams fight side by side for the title together with Atlético Mineiro, leader of the classification.
With two parties less than its main opponents, Flamengo is in third place with 34 points, one less than his field rival. Atlético, meanwhile, is still at the top with 42 units after beating Fortaleza today 0-2 with a goal from Argentine Matías Zaracho.
The Rio de Janeiro team gained muscle during their visit to Palmeiras and won a comeback with a double from Michael and one from Pedro, despite the absence of Bruno Henrique, Filipe Luis and his striker Gabriel Barbosa “Gabigol”, who did not play after feeling sore muscles after his performance in the South American World Cup qualifiers.
Uruguayan Giorgian Arrascaeta entered the field as a starter, but left the pitch suffering from pain in the back of his left leg.
With goals from Zaracho and Júnior Alonso, Atlético Mineiro established itself as the leader of the tournament by beating Fortaleza 0-2, another of the contenders for the title with 33 points.
Corinthians, sixth with 29 points, drew 1-1 against Atlético Goianiense.
The São Paulo team could not count on Willian, one of his main reinforcements, after the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) notified the club that he could not climb the player after having passed through the United Kingdom in the last 14 days and being forced to quarantine for two weeks.
Anvisa took a similar measure last Sunday, after interrupting the match between Brazil and Argentina for the South American World Cup qualifiers to isolate four Argentine footballers who had passed through the United Kingdom and breached the rules of entry into the South American country.
Sao Paulo suffered a 2-1 defeat against Fluminense at the legendary Maracana stadium.
The Technician’s Guild Luiz Felipe Scolari, for his part, he shone at home in the first half against Ceará (2-0) with goals from Diego Souza and Ferreira and reached 19 points, although he remains at the bottom of the standings.
On Saturday’s day, Chapecoense, the red lantern of the classification, achieved his first victory in the Brazilian Championship after winning a 1-2 comeback against Bragantino with goals from Anselmo Ramon and Mike.
Despite the victory, Chapecoense continues last in the standings with 20 points, while Bragantino has 32 points.
América de Minas Gerais, in the relegation zone with 21 points, beat Atlético Paranaense (24) 2-0 with goals from Felipe Azevedo and Lucas Kal, who scored thanks to an assist from Argentine Mauro Zarate on his debut.
Cuiabá (27) won at home 1-2 against Juventude with a Jenison goal and one against Colombian Juan Quintero.
Santos and Bahia ended the match scoreless.
The day will be completed on Monday with the match between Sport and Internacional.