Flamengo was celebrated in Maracanã on a new day for the key 2. The visit scored the only goal of the match in 41 minutes of the first half, through Gabriel Barbosa, in penalty.
The best player of the match was Gabriel Barbosa. The Flamengo attacker scored 1 goal and shot the opposite goal 3 times.
Hugo Souza also excelled at Maracanã. The Flamengo goalkeeper showed off when he saved 5 shots.
It was a game full of infringements, with a high dose of rough play and full of interruptions. There were several admonitions: Andreas Pereira, Matheuzinho, Juninho, Lucas Figueiredo and Léo Matos.
Vasco coach Jose Mannarino proposed a 4-5-1 formation with Thiago Rodrigues in the goal; Léo Matos, Juan Quintero, Anderson Conceição and Edimar on the defensive line; Zé Gabriel, Juninho, Weverton, Nenê and Gabriel Pec in the middle; and Raniel in the attack.
For its part, Paulo Sousa's team came out on the court with a 3-4-3 scheme with Hugo Souza under three suits; Fabrício Bruno, David Luiz and Filipe Luís in defense; Matheuzinho, Willian Arão, Andreas Pereira and Éverton Ribeiro in the middle of the court; and Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Bruno Henrique and Gabriel Barbada Rosa in the front.
Felipe da Silva Gonçalves Paludo was the referee who led the match at Maracanã.
The victory achieved this Wednesday allows Flamengo to arrive with some peace of mind to face Vasco next Sunday, March 20, in the match that will define the passage to the Estadual - Final.
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