Flamengo dominate, but Atlético draw in Brazil Cup quarter-finals

In the Brazilian league weekend, Flamengo host Atletico-GO at the Maracana on Saturday (30). “Atletico” receives Sao Paulo, Sunday (31)

Bruno Braz and Leticia Marquez
Rio de Janeiro – RJ

It was a game of offense versus defense at the Maracana (RJ). Flamengo stayed in Atletico-PR’s box for practically the entire game, pressing, putting balls on the post, but the Paranese managed to hold on and draw 0-0, which was celebrated as a victory on the night. Wednesday (27). ), in the first match of the Copa do Brasil quarter-finals. The second leg will take place on August 17 at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba (PR).

In the Brazilian league weekend, Flamengo host Atletico-GO at the Maracana on Saturday (30). Atlético host Sao Paulo on Sunday (31) at the Arena da Baixada.

Dorival Jr. fielded what he considers a starting lineup. The first half was under pressure from the Carioca club, with Atlético tracking closely and using plenty of individual marking. Flamengo had more than 70% of the ball, but weren’t finishing effectively. Highlights with Filipe Luis on the left and in the recovery of the ball.

Flamengo continued to dominate in the second half. The entry of the experienced Vidal brought more dynamism to the Carioca club, which wasted some chances in the second round. Dhoriwal’s team was consistent but could not break the defense of Parana. Sebolinya, in turn, entered well, but did not have width.

Athletico-PR practically did not reach Flamengo’s goal. The team came into the game with an overly defensive proposition, but was effective within its proposition as it marked hard and without giving too much space to the Cariocas.

In the second half, Felippano made changes to open up counter-attacks, but they were almost non-existent.


Penta World Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari completed one hundred matches for the Brazil Cup this Wednesday. The Athletico-PR coach is also the competition’s biggest winner, with four titles from five finals. In addition, he has eight semifinals and 13 quarterfinals in the tournament.

The coach of the Brazilian national team was at Maracana to watch the match. In addition to Tite, assistant coach Cesar Sampaio was also present. Thanks to the good phase in “Flamengo”, Pedro draws attention to the next meeting.


Santos, Rodiney, David Luiz, Leo Pereira and Filipe Luiz (Ayrton Lucas); Thiago Maia, Joao Gomez (Vidal), Everton Ribeiro (Everton Cebolinha), Arascaeta, Gabigol and Pedro. Coach: Dorival Jr.


Benedict Pedro Henrique, Thiago Heleno (Matheus Felipe) and Nico; Khelven, Eric, Hugo Moura, Fernandinho (Leo Cittadini) and Abner; Terrance (Vitinho) and Cuello (Marcelo Cirino). Coach: Felipe.


Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Referee: Luis Flavio de Oliveira (FIFA/SP)
Assistants: Marcelo Carvalho Van Gasse (FIFA/SP) and Alex Ang Ribeiro (SP)
VAR: Wagner Ruay (PB)
Yellow cards: Gabigol, Thiago Maia and Arascaeta (FLA); Bento, Fernandinho, Eric, Leo Cittadini and Matheus Felipe (ATH)
Red Cards: David Luiz (FL)

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