Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil
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FT: The result means that Corinthians spurned the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A by eleven points as they to moved onto 41 points, while Flamengo remain in fifth but now moved onto 29 points.
FT: The Rio de Janeiro outfit created some good chances and went close when Guerrero latched onto a cross-field pass from Diego to send the ball just wide on the stretch before a Juan header was brilliantly denied by a fine reaction-save from Cássio. Réver then volleyed home a superb equaliser following a corner before Diego spurned a great chance: firing over the bar from close-range. Corinthians’ Henrique very nearly put the ball into his own-net from a teasing delivery by substitute Berrío, but the ball came off the underside of the bar.
FT: The São Paulo outfit created some good chances and went close when a cross-come-shot from Arana just evaded Jô on the stretch before the striker was denied by a fine save from Alves late-on.
FT: So Flamengo hold Corinthians to prevent the São Paulo side from extending their lead at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+1′ Guerrero is caught offside.
90’+1′ The corner is cleared.
90′ There will be four additional minutes.
89′ Close!! Jô is released on the left and fires an effort from a tight-angle that Alves is forced to palm behind.
88′ The corner comes to nothing as Henrique wins a freekick after a foul from Guerrero.
88′ So close!! Henrique’s miscued clearance from a teasing delivery by Berrío comes off the underside of the bar before the hosts clear the danger behind.
86′ Final Flamengo change sees Diego replaced by Vinícius Jr..
85′ Fagner wins a freekick after a foul from Guerrero.
84′ Éverton fires an effort wide on the volley.
83′ Final Corinthians change sees former Flamengo midfielder Camacho replace Gabriel.
82′ The delivery is eventually cleared.
81′ Henrique concedes a corner.
80′ Guerrero fires an effort wide from-range.
79′ Guerrero is penalised for a foul on Balbuena.
76′ The corner is cleared before Juan heads wide.
75 Éverton wins a corner.
74′ Augusto fires an effort wide from-range.
73′ Chance!! Berrío finds Arão, who tees up Diego, who looks set to score, but he somehow fires over the bar.
71′ Goal!! The delivery is nodded down by Juan into the path of Réver, who acrobatically volleys home past Cássio, who couldn’t keep it out.
70′ Flamengo win a corner.
69′ Second Flamengo change sees Orlando Berrío replace Trauco.
69′ Pedrinho fires an effort wide from-range.
65′ Second Corinthians change sees Pedrinho replace the injured Clayson.
64′ Slight delay in the match as Clayson is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.
61′ Fagner wins a freekick.
58′ The corner is cleared.
58′ Arão wins a corner.
56′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Juan with a fine header but Cássio brilliantly palms the ball away with a fine reaction-stop.
56′ Cássio concedes a corner.
55′ The delivery is met by Guerrero, who heads wide under-pressure.
54′ Flamengo win a corner.
53′ Close!! A cross-come-shot from Arana almost falls to Jô, but it just evades the feet of the striker on the stretch.
51′ Chance!! Diego sends a terrific cross-field pass into the path of Guerrero, who sends the ball wide on the stretch.
50′ The delivery is cleared.
50′ Augusto concedes a corner.
45′ Flamengo get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Flamengo make their first change with Willian Arão replacing Cuéllar.
HT: So will Corinthians hold onto their lead or will Flamengo come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Corinthians know that the one goal may not be enough and they will be eager to add to their tally to put the tie to bed. They have to be more clinical in front of goal, given the fact that they won’t want to rue their missed opportunities. The hosts had a goal wrongly disallowed and it may prove to be crucial should Corinthians fail to find another goal. Flamengo have been disappointing thus far. Guerrero has had a frustrating evening against his former side and has been deprived of service. The side from Rio de Janeiro have got into some promising positions but their final pass has let them down on a few occasions. Defensively, they cannot concede another or it could be game over.
HT: Flamengo created some good chances and went close when Guerrero fired the ball wide after a cross from Ribeiro caused havoc before the former Corinthians striker fired an effort just wide from-range.
HT: Corinthians created some good chances and thought they had the lead when Jô tapped home into an unguarded net but the linesman wrongly ruled the strike out for offside before the striker eventually found the back of the net after fine play from Balbuena. Maycon then fired a powerful effort from-range that Alves saved well.
HT: So Corinthians lead at the break.
45’+2′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+1′ The corner is cleared.
45′ Guerrero’s freekick deflects behind for a corner.
45′ There will be two additional minutes.
44′ Diego wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Gabriel.
44′ Gabriel wins a freekick after a foul from Diego, who is booked.
39′ Jô is penalised for a foul.
37′ First Corinthians change sees M. Gabriel replaced by Giovanni Augusto.
35′ Close!! Maycon fires a powerful effort from-range that Alves saves well.
33′ Fagner wins a freekick after a foul from Trauco.
32′ Araújo fires an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.
31′ Araújo wins a freekick.
27′ Ribeiro is penalised for handball.
25′ Éverton wins a freekick after a foul from Henrique.
24′ Araújo is penalised for a foul.
22′ The delivery is initially cleared before Cássio claims the loose ball and wins a freekick.
22′ Flamengo win a corner.
21′ Goal!! Balbuena wins possession deep in his own-half and surges forward to play Jô through on-goal and the striker fires home across Alves.
17′ Cuéllar wins a freekick.
17′ The corner is cleared by the visitors.
16′ Fagner wins a corner.
Disallowed goal!! Maycon is played through on-goal and the midfielder squares for Jô, who taps home into the unguarded net but the linesman somehow awards offside despite the striker clearly being onside.
11′ The delivery is cleared.
10′ Pará wins a corner.
8′ Guerrero is penalised for a foul on Fagner.
5′ Close!! Guerrero surges forward before firing an effort just wide from-range.
4′ Guerrero is penalised for a foul on Gabriel.
3′ A cross from Ribeiro causes havoc before falling to Guerrero, who fires the ball wide.
0′ Corinthians get the game underway.
Sport Club Corinthians Paulista: Cássio (GK), Guilherme Arana, Pedro Henrique, Fabián Balbuena, Fagner, Maycon, Gabriel, Clayson, Rodriguinho, Marquinhos Gabriel, Jô
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo: Diego Alves (GK), Miguel Trauco, Juan, Réver, Pará, Márcio Araújo, Gustavo Cuéllar, Éverton, Diego, Everton Ribeiro, Paolo Guerrero