Jorge Jesus remains under pressure at Flamengo due to draw against Corinthians.
Internacional and Grêmio drew in a Porto Alegre derby that was heavily influenced by their tight schedules, with both sides using mostly reserve elevens. Internacional dominated the first half, nullifying Grêmio’s chance creation mechanisms while threatening them with direct attacks. In the second half, Grêmio tried to improve by using a more direct approach themselves. […]
Grêmio qualified for the Copa do Brasil semi-finals by essentially maintaining composure against their rivals and making little mistakes. In the first half, Grêmio’s attempts at attacking through the wings were mostly stopped by the organized Bahia defense. In the second half, Bahia tried to be more aggressive in search for a goal, but that […]
The packed Estádio da Gávea pitted third place Flamengo against Goiás, who occupied seventh place in the Campeonato Brasileiro. An electric start became ugly for the visiting side as three goals in five minutes ended any hope of a comeback. A Giorgian de Arrascaeta masterclass was the highlight of the game, as five goal contributions […]
Paranaense found dominance in this match through their diagonal threat and sustained pressure off the ball. Internacional seemed far too reluctant to keep the ball down and, rather, pumped hopeful balls into the channels time and time again. As the game ebbed away, it took a little more than what both sides had been doing […]
Is Jorge Sampaoli taking a leaf out of Jürgen Klopp’s book?
An enthralling and energetic derby ended goalless as Fluminense and Flamengo battled it out for the crown of Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to an aggressive press and high turnovers, Flamengo had the upper hand early, but as time went on, Fluminense got back into the match and had opportunities of their own. Tactical analysis and […]
After Palmeiras were able to neutralize Paranaense’s early possession – by limiting the options forward for playmaker Guimarães – a flurry of chances either way opened up the game. One open goal miss and twenty-nine Paranaense fouls later, the winner was found; courtesy of substitute Raphael Vega’s 80th minute penalty. Tactical analysis and match report […]
More fouls than one could count and a last minute winner. This game started slow but all it took was a tropical storm to open it right up. Sloppy defending from a late set piece saw Rodrigo Caio free at the back post, as the central defender put the tie to bed. Flamengo went through […]
Palmeiras showed some fluidity in attack in the first half and were generally the dominant team, albeit without creating a crazy amount of chances. In typical pragmatic Scolari style, they did enough to go in at half-time with a single goal lead. In the second half, Palmeiras sat back as Chapecoense chased the game. However […]