Flamengo won thanks to a ridiculous piece of skill by Gabigol, even though their game plan might have been a lot worse than what Santos had drawn up. The tactical side of this match supported a well-known thesis about Brazilian football. Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. Number one versus number two is […]
Flamengo’s first half performance was superior in nearly every way to the host’s, both in terms of keeping the ball and defending against it. However, the second half’s change in momentum came down to Internacional chasing the tie, leading to some scrappier, uglier and especially disjointed periods of football. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter […]
Flamengo overcame their staleness in the first half to beat their opponents and maintain their perfect record of three wins out of three games at home. Grêmio ended up not putting up too much of a fight, turning out to be just another team in the path of Flamengo’s search for success. Tactical analysis and […]
Jorge Jesus remains under pressure at Flamengo due to draw against Corinthians.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]