The International this Sunday gave way to Flamengo and now sees the Brazilian league title further, having suffered a 2-1 defeat to club Rio de Janeiro in the 37th and penultimate round of the League.
The Rio side beat the return leader, with two goals scored by Uruguayan midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta and striker Gabriel Barbosa ‘Gabigol’.
In a balanced duel, played at the Maracana stadium, Internacional scored the first goal of the match, with a penalty converted by Edenilson in the opening minutes.
However, the draw came soon after, and after Rodinei’s red side was sent off early in the second half, the visitors couldn’t resist Flamengo’s powerful and efficient attack.
With the win, the rub-black team took the top part of the table and, with 71 points, only needs one win on the final day to be crowned Brazilian champions for the second year in a row.
Although it is more difficult, Inter still have a chance to reach the top step of the podium, but for that they will have to beat the Corinthians in their fort next Thursday and, in addition, wait for a loss of the Cariocas to Sao Paulo.
Atlético and Gremio, in the Copa Libertadores
Also for this penultimate day, Atlético Mineiro won 2-3 away from Sport Recife and sealed their pass for the 2021 Copa Libertadores, after settling in the third area with 65 integers.
The result also guaranteed the permanence of Sport, despite the defeat, in the League’s first division the following season, as Vasco da Gama did not come out of a goalless draw with the Corinthians and is practically relegated to the self. – saying Serie B.
Indeed, the Rio de Janeiro team, which was in the danger zone for much of the tournament, needed a win to avoid relegation, although mathematically they could stay in the elite division if they manage to. equalize a difference of 12 scores. balance of scorers.
In another game this Sunday, Gremio secured the pass for the Libertadores by beating Athletico Paranaense 1-0 at home, with a score from midfielder Thaciano.
Thus, Gremio scored three goals, reached 59 and managed to stay in the top eight ranked in Brazil, while Athletico, in turn, was in the ninth box, with 50 points, and is ranked for the South -American.
Still at home, Santos did not come out of a draw with Fluminense in a game that ended with a goal either side. With the result, the Paulista team, in eighth place with 54 points, will have to fight for a place in the Libertadores, while the Cariocas have already secured it, since they occupy the fifth place, with 61.
In the last meeting this Sunday, Goias did not come out of a goalless draw with Bragantino, who floats in the middle of the table, and ratified their descent into the second division, alongside already confirmed Botafogo, Coritiba and , possibly the Vasco da Gama.
The penultimate day of the League will end on Monday when Palmeiras will host Atlético Goianiense and Sao Paulo will visit Botafogo.