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Santos defeats Fortaleza in a crazy match and goes to the semi-finals

After a energy lower in certainly one of the floodlights at the Bruno José Daniel Stadium, in Santo André (Spain), the final quarter-final match of the Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior Cup began 45 minutes late. At the first whistle, which occurred with out the lights even on, Santos beat Fortaleza 2 to 1. Amorim opened the scoring for the Ceará males, however Thiago Baleiro and Yvoney transformed for the Sao Paulo males.

In doing so, Peixe, present runner-up and fourth-highest Cup champion with three titles — tied with Atlético-MG — advances to the semi-finals of the competitors and stays alive in its quest for a second consecutive closing — the seventh in the membership’s historical past. Meninos da Villa final lifted the trophy in 2014.

On the different hand, Leão do Pici bid farewell to the event, equaling their finest ever marketing campaign. In 2008, the Northeast crew additionally reached the quarter-final stage however by no means made it to the semi-finals. The crew mentioned goodbye to certainly one of the finest defenses in the league, solely 4 objectives conceded.

Therefore, in the subsequent section, Santos will face América-MG, who eradicated Ituano earlier, successful 3: 0. The match will happen subsequent Sunday, however nonetheless with out a particular time and place.

The match between Santos and Fortaleza

Santos threatened the opponent’s objective after ten minutes of play. After Wesley Patati’s cross from the proper, Paulo Cesar took a deflection and the ball discovered its method to Yvonnei, who rolled to Fernandinho on the left aspect of the field. The quantity 11, given the probability to begin after Gabriel Miranda felt his calf in the warm-up, arrived with a first-time effort however over the crossbar.

At 22, Peixe had a harmful new arrival. Yvonnei obtained it on the method into the field, set the ball on his proper foot and completed strongly, solely to be stopped by a good save from goalkeeper Bruno Guimarães, who despatched it into the nook.

Fortaleza’s reply got here eight minutes later. After taking a nook kick from shut vary at the far submit, goalkeeper Edu Araujo failed to clear the objective and the ball went to Amorim, who headed in and hit the submit.

Also, in the forty fourth minute, Amorim was in hazard once more after successful the ball again in assault and capturing in model from exterior the penalty space. The striker noticed Edu Araujo beforehand and took a probability with the scoreboard. However, the ball went too excessive and went shut to the crossbar.

Goals solely in the second leg, one other break and an apotheotical finale

On his return from the break, Leao do Pichi stored the attacking place and thus wanted 4 minutes to discover the again of the web for Santos. After a play via the center, Riquelme obtained it from Ryan on the left and crossed into the field. There, Amorim climbed between the defenders and opened the scoring in Santo Andre with a header.

With the setback, Santos started to deal with the offensive actions of the sport. In the eighth minute, he missed a clear alternative to equalize with Paulo Cesar, alone in the small house, after being pierced by Fernandinho’s cross. In the twelfth minute, nonetheless, the striker himself took a nook kick to the head of Thiago Baleiro, brother of the skilled defender from Peixe, and the defender additionally despatched it to the objective, leaving all the things the identical.

Then, in the thirty first minute, Fortaleza even managed a second objective with Carlos Daniel after receiving Wendell alone in the space and touching the prime as Edu Araujo broke away. However, the assistant signaled that the striker of the tricolors was in an ambush even earlier than the ball went in. Santos’ reply got here in the forty second minute with a shot headed by Gabriel Bontempo for the penalty spot however which went vast of the submit.

As the clock reached 43 minutes into the second half, one other floodlight went out, inflicting one other stoppage in the match and angering the 8,802 followers in attendance at Bruno José Daniel. Thus, some started to depart the stadium even in the absence of a definition in the confrontation.

After one other 17 minutes of ready, the lights got here again on and play was restored. After one other six minutes of the ball rolling, Santos obtained management of the ball and obtained the turnaround in virtually the final kick. At 64, Diogo Correia obtained from the left and crossed to Yvonnei. The Santos captain fired in model to arrange Peixe in the Copinha semi-final.

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