The Flamengo, with a goal in injury time, he won this Wednesday 1-0 over the paulista Corinthians and with 63 points, 8 behind the leader Atlético Mineiro de Belo Horizonte, he still dreams of the Serie A title of the Brazilian Championship.

The Rio de Janeiro team said goodbye to their fans for the final of the Copa Libertadores, which will be played on November 27 in Montevideo against the Brazilian Palmeiras de Sao Paulo.

When everything seemed that it was going to draw between the two most popular teams in the country, the ‘urubú’ (buzzard) scored the agonizing goal in injury time after a pick-up on the right wing by Rodinei, who in a brilliant play eluding rivals raised a perfect center for Bruno Henrique.

The attacker, headed, was thus able to defeat the then unbeatable goalkeeper Cassio, who despite the defeat was chosen as the best of the match.

Bruno Henrique, who jumped from the reserve bench, had been limping for some minutes due to a discomfort caused after a shot and remained resentful on the field because his team had already exhausted the changes.

The goal, which keeps Flamengo’s dream of a title five days from the end of the tournament, drove the 49,000 spectators who were in the imposing Maracana stadium to delirium.

Renato Gaúcho’s Flamengo used several of his emerging players, having only the creative Diego Ribas, former Atlético de Madrid player, and the World Cup player David Luiz, who was relieved at halftime, as his most experienced players in the starting lineup.

In the second half, Filipe Luis, another former Atlético de Madrid, entered the ‘Mengao’ and the attackers Bruno Henrique and Michael -current La Liga gunner-, to try to give more weight to the young formation of the local team.

The visiting coach, Sylvinho -exlateral of FC Barcelona-, used all his available squad, led by the experienced Cassio, Fágner, Fabio Santos, Gil. Jo, Renato Augusto, Luan and the reinforcements of this semester Róger Guedes and Giuliano. With the defeat, Corinthians remains fifth with 50 points and in the qualifying zone for the 2022 Copa Libertadores.

The defeat of Palmeiras in the paulisra derby helped

The second position of Flamengo was strengthened with the defeat at home, 0-2, of Palmeiras – third with 48 points – in the São Paulo derby against Sao Paulo, which with the goals of Gabriel Sara and Luciano rose to 41 points and seems to move away from the relegation zone that threatened him.

The eleventh from Rio will play the next day as a visitor against Internacional, on Saturday, and then will travel to Montevideo to play the final of the Libertadores.

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