‘Double’ for Pedro and Flamengo, in the round of 16


Flamengo beat 3-0 this Tuesday Millionaires with a ‘double’ from Pedro and an own goal from Vargas, a result that allowed the Brazilians to advance to the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores as second in the Group E classification The most famous club in Brazil, Although finished with ten players due to Bruno Henrique’s dismissal, they faced almost no competition at the Maracaná from a Colombian team that arrived in Rio de Janeiro eliminated, and finished the group stage last in the group with just 3 points .

The Rio club added 10 points, thanks mainly to landslide victories in its last two games, which were not enough to dislodge Bolivian Bolívar from the lead, advancing to the round of 16 as group leader, with 13 points, after winning this Tuesday 3-1 against Chilean Palestino. With ample support from their fans at the Maracaná, former Brazilian coach Tite’s men were the clear dominators in the first half, with 64% of ball control and four shots on goal against none for in Millionaires.

Flamengo, in addition to being superior, had help in the mistakes of the Colombians. Pedro opened the scoring in the 7th minute exactly by taking advantage of Millonarios’ defensive failure and goalkeeper Álvaro Montero’s carelessness with the returned ball. Twenty minutes later, after a ball thrown into the area by David Luiz and a shot by Gerson, Juan Pablo Vargas outwitted Montero and scored his own goal in an attempt to deny the ball.

And at the end of the first half, after an assist from Uruguayan Matías Viña, Pedro scored Flamengo’s third after dominating the ball inside the area and kicking towards a corner of Montero’s goal. The referee even disallowed the goal because he considered Pedro offside but it was finally validated after consulting the VAR.

Despite the big advantage, the Brazilian club maintained strong pressure in the second half and in the first minute Pedro almost scored his third goal with a bicycle kick after an assist from Uruguayan Guillermo Varela, but well Montero’s position to stop it. Everton ‘Cebolinha’ also almost scored a good goal in the 14th minute of the second half after escaping several consecutive opponents and crashing the ball into the post.

In an attempt to react, Millonarios’ questionable coach Alberto Gamero sent forwards Carvajal and Quiñones onto the field, allowing the Colombian team to create some chances and reduce Flamengo’s dominance. Tite also helped level the match by substituting Uruguayans Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Nicolás de la Cruz, his main creatives. But Millonarios couldn’t react even after Bruno Henrique was sent off for a violent foul on Paredes


3 – Flamengo: Agustín Rossi; Guillermo Varela, Léo Ortiz, David Luiz, Ayrton Lucas (m.41, Matías Viña), Allan, Nicolás de La Cruz (m.72, Erick Pulgar), Gerson (m.81, Bruno Henrique), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (m . .81, Lorran); Everton ‘Cebolinha’ (m.72, Luiz Araújo) and Pedro
0 – Millionaires: Alvaro Montero; Delvin Alfonzo, Andrés Llinás, Juan Pablo Vargas, Jorge Enrique Arias (d.61, Juan Carvajal); Daniel Giraldo (m.81, Joseph Arévalo), Juan Pereira (m.71, Larry Vásquez), Davonis Banguero, David Silva (m.81, Luis Paredes), Emerson Rodríguez and Daniel Ruiz (m.61, Jerrison Quiñones)
The objectives: 1-0, Pedro (m. 7); 2-0, own goal by Vargas (m. 25); 3-0, Pedro (m. 44)
Referee: Argentine Facundo Tello sent off Bruno Henrique and gave Giraldo a yellow card.
Incidents: match for the final day of the group stage of Group E of the Copa Libertadores played at the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro before 64,218 spectators.

Source: La Verdad


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