2-1 FT
Série A Gameweek 37
Feb 21, 2021 KO: 19:00

Flamengo - Internacional

Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Referee: Raphael Claus
Flamengo Internacional

Report & events

Flamengo 2-1 Internacional: Gabigol strikes as Brazilian Serie A title goes to final day

The former Inter forward struck in the second half to give his side a slender advantage going into the final round of matches.

Gabigol struck in the second half to guide Flamengo to a 2-1 victory over Internacional to send the Brazilian Serie A title to a nerve-jangling final day.

Inter knew that victory would see them crowned champions for the first time in the round-robin era of the competition, and Flamengo knew that victory would put them in the driving seat going into the final round of games.

And it was Inter who took the lead, with Edenilson showing immense composure to step up from the penalty spot and send his spot kick high into the top right-hand corner.

But Flamengo didn't panic and were able to draw level quickly. Superb probing on the left from Bruno Henrique allowed him to reach the goal line and pick out a team-mate with a pull-back - Giorgian De Arrascaeta was in the right spot to guide his effort into the far corner of the net.

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Flamengo showed patience in possession throughout, having had 60% of the ball, though clear openings were at a premium for both teams. A draw suited Inter more, but that plan wasn't aided when full-back Rodnei was sent off.

And then Gabriel Barbosa, known as Gabigol, put his side in front. A superb through ball slid into his path by De Arrascaeta found Gabigol on the run, and the former Internazionale forward finished with a rather scuffed effort across the goalkeeper.

Inter, knowing they had lost their advantage in the title race, tried to rally but with 10 men but couldn't get a foothold, and Flamengo held on.

Flamengo now have a two-point advantage with one game to play. They have to visit Sao Paulo in the final round of games, while Inter face Corinthians at home.

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Flamengo has won the match.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Pedro.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Natan.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Peglow.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Mauricio.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Johnny Cardoso.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Yuri Alberto.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Patrick Bezerra.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Rodrigo Dourado.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for João Gomes.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Thiago Galhardo.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Caio Vidal.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, João Lucas.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Gabriel Barbosa.
  • Assist
    Assist given by Giorgian De Arrascaeta.
  • GOAL!!! 2-1
    Goal by Gabriel Barbosa.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Natan.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, João Gomes.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Rodrigo Caio.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Diego.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Pedro.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Mauricio Isla.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Heitor.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Bruno Praxedes.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Diego.
    Red card!

  • Red card for Rodinei.
  • Assist
    Assist given by Bruno Henrique.
  • GOAL!!! 1-1
    Goal by Giorgian De Arrascaeta.
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Penalty scored by Edenilson.