Flamengo took three points as a visitor in the match corresponding to date 8 that was played at Engenhão. The goal of the match for the locals was scored by Léo Pereira (39′ 2T, against). While the away goals were scored by Pedro (8′ 1T), Gabriel Barbosa (49′ 1T) and Giorgian De Arrascaeta (27′ 2T).
Flamengo midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta had a chance to change the outcome of the match, but the goal was denied twice by the post.
The best player of the match was Pedro. The Flamengo attacker scored 1 goal and shot at the opposite goal 4 times.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta was another of the key players. The Flamengo midfielder scored 1 goal and went for the opposite goal twice.
It was a game with many fouls and numerous interruptions. There was a large number of yellow cards: Matheus Nascimento, Kanu, Barreto, Luiz Fernando, Lúcio Flávio, Joel Carli and João Gomes.
Botafogo coach Lúcio Dos Santos proposed a 4-3-3 formation with Roberto Fernández in goal; Daniel Borges, Kanu, Joel Carli and Jonathan Silva on the defensive line; Fabinho, Barreto and Breno in the middle; and Chay, Matheus Nascimento and Luiz Fernando in attack.
For its part, Paulo Sousa’s team took the field with a 3-5-2 scheme with Hugo Souza under the three posts; Fabrício Bruno, David Luiz and Léo Pereira in defense; Matheuzinho, Willian Arão, Andreas Pereira, Lázaro and Giorgian De Arrascaeta in midfield; and Gabriel Barbosa and Pedro in the lead.
Grazianni Maciel Rocha was the referee who directed the match at Engenhão.
Botafogo’s next match in the championship will be away against Portuguesa-RJ, while Flamengo will host Resende.
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