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Pedro and Gabigol score as Flamengo beat Portugal on Vitor Pereira’s debut

On his first group debut in 2023 Flamengo returned the love of greater than 51,000 followers who went to the Maracana on this sunny Sunday in Rio de Janeiro and beat Portugal 4-1 with Gabigol and Pedro sporting the ten and 9 shirts, respectively. Fabricio Bruno and Thiago Maia closed the scoring, whereas striker Edson Karius scored for Lusa within the first half.

With the end result, Rubro-Negro continues with 100% success within the Carioca Championship: two wins in two rounds – one in an early match of the fifth spherical of the Guanabara Cup. For the second spherical of the Guanabara Cup, Flamengo returns to the pitch on Wednesday, at 19:00, towards Madureira on the Estadio Kleber Andrade, in Cariasica, Espirito Santos. Portuguesa, at 9 p.m., hosts Boavista in Luso-Brasileiro.

See the desk and standings of the Carioca Championship right here!

PREMIERE, COLLECTION AND SHOWING

The match towards Portugal marked Vitor Pereira’s debut in command of Flamengo. Putting his finest on the pitch, the Portuguese coach has already given some indication of what he thinks of the squad heading into the season. For instance, Gerson – one other attraction on a re-debut – was chosen to type the duo with Thiago Maia instead of Joao Gomez, bought to Wolverhampton (Eng). On the appropriate, Varela deputized for Rodiney, one other starter who left the membership for the season.

Also, with a preserved base, Flamengo had no issues imposing their type of play and utterly dominating Portugal. In phrases of quantity, the primary goal of 2023 was a matter of time.

A YEAR ON, A YEAR OUT AND THERE ARE GOALS FROM THEM!

Vitor Pereira’s facet began with a better presence on the appropriate, however the objective fell on Ayrton Lucas’ first journey to the underside line. On receiving from Arasqueta, the full-back crosses to Pedro. Free and chesty, Flamengo’s new quantity 9 opened the scoring on the Maracana with 12.

With 60% possession of the ball within the first half, the group continued with the sport below management. The Portuguese, for his or her half, couldn’t even come near the Santos area. Even working with low depth, Flamengo was higher and expanded with Gabigol. After receiving from Pedro, the brand new quantity 10 adjusted the ball and completed strongly into the left nook of Joao Lopez: 2 to 0 within the forty first minute.

KARIUS DOESN’T FORGIVE AYRTON LUCAS

In this context, Lusa might solely concede earlier than the break in Flamengo’s failure. And it occurred on 43. An unassuming kick from Ayrton Lucas headed again badly to Santos. Striker Edson Karius took benefit of the error and tapped the goalkeeper’s exit to cut back: 2 to 1.

PEDRO SERVES AND FABRÍCIO BRUNO SHUTS UP!

It did not take many minutes within the second half for Flamengo to get again to profitable methods. At six, Pedro acquired it within the space, made an amazing particular person play and crossed for Fabrizio Bruno. Free on the second submit, the defender had all of the calm to place the ball into the web: 3 to 1!

CONTROL, RUN AND GUARANTEED WIN!

The depth of the match, which was already excessive, dropped much more after Flamengo’s third objective. Portugal confirmed no potential to react and with David Luiz, Gerson and co free to trade passes, Vitor Pereira’s facet might solely handle on benefit. After the hydration was interrupted, the technician started stirring. Marinho, Mateusinho and Everton Cebolinha entered first. The Chileans Vidal and Pulgar got here quickly after.

Despite Felipe Surian’s adjustments, in Lusa the situation remained the identical. In the forty first minute, Thiago Maia sealed the win, ending powerfully after an amazing transfer between Gabigol and Mateusinho, who went to the touchline and crossed again, in search of the quantity 8 shirt.

DATA SHEET
FLAMINGO 4X1 PORTUGUESE

Stadium: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Date and time: January 15 at 6 p.m
Referee: Alex Gomez Stefano
Assistants: Luis Claudio Regazzone and Gustavo Motta Correia
Revenue/Audience: BRL 1,660,773.00 / 49,964 funds / 51,994 presents

Objectives: Pedro (1-0, 12/1), Gabigol (2-0, 41’/1), Edson Karius (2-1, 43’/1), Fabricio Bruno (3-1, 6’/2) and Thiago Maya (4-1, 41’/T2)

Yellow card: There wasn’t.
Red card: There wasn’t.

FLAMENGO (Coach: Vitor Pereira)

saints; Varela (Mateuzinho, 22’/2ºT), Fabricio Bruno, David Luiz and Ayrton Lucas; Thiago Maia, Gerson (Eric Pulgar, 28’/T2), Everton Ribeiro (Marinho, 22’/T2) and Arasqueta (Everton Cebolina, 22’/T2); Gabigol and Pedro (Vidal, 28’/T2).

PORTUGUESE (Coach: Felipe Surian)

Joao Lopes; Watson, Gerson, Fredson and Yuri; Charles, Joao Paulo (Ronny, 36’/T2), Vinicius Keys (Fernandez, Intervalo) and Anderson Rosa (Lucas Santos, 19’/T2); Jean Carlos (Cafu, 19’/T2) and Edson Karius (Gilmar, 25’/T2)

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