Flamengo, Corinthians and Fluminense, in the semifinals of the Cup


flamingos, Corinthians Y Fluminense advanced this Wednesday to the semifinals of Brazilian Cupthe second tournament in the importance of the Latin American giant and the champion is awarded the first place in the country in the next year’s Copa Libertadores.

Flamengo qualified by eliminating Athletico Paranaense in the quarterfinals, Corinthians did so by leaving Atlético Goianiense and Fluminense behind Fortaleza.

The fourth semi-finalist will be determined on Thursday in the quarterfinal second leg between América Mineiro and Sao Paulo, in a match where the tricolor of São Paulo has the upper hand after winning the first leg 1-0 at home. In the semifinals, Corinthians will face Fluminense and Flamengo for fourth place.

Youngster Pedro gave Flamengo the victory with a superb goal in the 56th minute that allowed Brazil’s most famous club to win 0-1 on their visit to the poor state of the Arena de la Baixada. The Rio de Janeiro club conceded a goalless draw at home and need a win at any point to advance.

Corinthians, who lost 2-0 in the first leg, won 4-1 at home on Wednesday thanks to a hat-trick from Yuri Alberto and a goal from Gil, while Goiainense eased past Wellington Rato. The comeback was epic for the Corinthians and saved the skin of Portuguese coach Víctor Pereira who was in trouble after being eliminated from the Libertadores.

In the third game of the day, a pass from Colombian John Arias allowed Argentine striker Germán Cano to score a goal that allowed Fluminense to draw 2-2 and qualify for the semifinals despite of starting a dispute at a disadvantage.

In the explosion of the Maracanã, the main gunner of the Rio de Janeiro tricolor woke up from his laziness in the supplement and revived the ‘Flu’ dying in the first half after the goal against Nino and the extension he achieved. for Fortaleza the Argentine Silvio Romero. After winning the first leg 0-1, Fernando Dinis’ men only needed a draw to progress to the semi-finals.

Source: La Verdad


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