Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Arena Do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
89′ Robinho Penalty saved
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FT: The result means that Grêmio close the gap on leaders Corinthians to eight points as they moved onto 39 points, while Atlético Mineiro remain in 14th on 23 points, ahead of the rest of the weekend’s results.
FT: The visitors created some good chances and went close when substitute Robinho fired a dipping-strike just over the bar from a tight-angle before testing P. Victor with a strike after shifting the ball onto his left-foot, following a neat feint. Robinho then had a penalty saved by P. Victor after Yago had his shirt pulled by Rodrigo from a corner.
FT: The hosts didn’t create many chances in the second-half but went close when Rocha hit the post on the half-volley.
FT: So Grêmio defeat Atlético Mineiro to close the gap on leaders Corinthians.
90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+2′ Patrick miscues a cross just wide of the far-post.
90’+2′ Lincoln wins a freekick.
90′ Artur is booked for dissent and P. Victor is booked for time-wasting.
90′ There will be three additional minutes.
89′ The corner comes to nothing.
89′ Penalty saved!! P. Victor tips Robinho’s penalty over the bar, although the spot-kick was poor in truth.
88′ Penalty!! The referee points to the spot after Rodrigo is penalised for pulling Yago’s shirt during the corner.
87′ Final Atlético Mineiro change sees Valdívia replaced by Pablo.
87′ Silva wins a corner.
86′ Double Grêmio substitution sees Jailson and Patrick replace Maicon and Everton.
85′ Luan wins a freekick.
83′ Maicon is booked for time-wasting and will miss the next match.
79′ Moura is caught offside.
77′ Otero is penalised for a foul on Everton.
75′ Second Atlético Mineiro change sees Marlone replace Adílson.
74′ Close!! Robinho feints before shifting the ball onto his left-foot to fire an effort at-goal that P. Victor saves well.
69′ Bremer is booked for a cynical foul on Fernandinho, who appeared to be through on-goal.
66′ First Grêmio change sees Lincoln replace Rocha.
62′ Close!! Robinho fires an effort just over the bar from a tight-angle.
58′ The corner comes to nothing as the referee spots an infringement.
57′ The delivery is punched cleared by P. Victor before Otero wins another corner.
57′ The delivery is cleared behind for another corner by Oliveira.
57′ Moura concedes a corner.
56′ Valdívia’s delivery is cleared before Leonan surges forward before firing an effort that is blocked.
55′ Otero wins a freekick after a foul from Oliveira.
50′ So close!! Rocha latches onto a hopeful cross-field pass to fire an effort on the half-volley that strikes the post via the fingertips of Victor.
48′ Robinho is caught offside.
47′ The corner comes to nothing as Moura wins a freekick.
47′ Atlético Mineiro win a corner.
45′ Grêmio get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Robinho replaces Élder for Atlético Mineiro.
HT: So will Grêmio hold onto their lead or will Atlético Mineiro come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Grêmio haven’t created many chances but have been clinical in front of goal, scoring twice from three chances. They will be eager to add to their tally in order to put the tie to bed but they know they cannot afford to concede a goal and give their opponents any chance of a comeback. Atlético have created a few chances but haven’t really troubled P. Victor thus far. They will need to provide striker Élder, who has been isolated in the match, with better service if he is to pose a threat to the hosts. They do have Robinho on the bench if the performance fails to improve but they cannot afford to concede another goal as it could be game over.
HT: Atlético Mineiro created some good chances and went close when Valdívia forced P. Victor into a fine save with a freekick before Mancini headed just wide into the side-netting, following a freekick. Valdívia then cut-inside to test P. Victor before
HT: The hosts created some good chances and opened the scoring with their first meaningful attack when Rocha headed home from an Everton cross, following a swift break before Fernandinho doubled their lead, firing home after Victor parried Rocha’s header.
HT: So Grêmio lead comfortably at the break.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
44′ Luan is penalised for a late challenge on Leonan.
42′ Everton fires an ambitious effort wide from a tight-angle.
33′ Bernardo wins a freekick after a foul from Luan.
29′ Silva fires an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.
28′ Bremer is penalised for a foul on Luan.
27′ Goal!! Moura sends a fine cross into the path of Rocha, whose effort is parried by Victor into the path of Fernandinho, who fires home the follow-up.
22′ Maicon is penalised for a foul on Élder.
21′ Rocha wins a freekick after a foul from Bernardo.
19′ Moura is caught offside.
18′ Maicon wins a freekick after a foul from Yago.
17′ Close!! Valdívia cuts-inside to fire an effort at-goal that P. Victor saves comfortably.
16′ Moura is penalised for handball.
11′ The delivery is cleared before Everton wins a freekick.
10′ Luan concedes a corner.
8′ Close!! The delivery is flicked-on to Mancini, who heads the ball wide into the side-netting from a tight-angle.
7′ Fernandinho is penalised for a foul.
5′ Goal!! Everton sends a teasing delivery into Rocha, who heads home into the unguarded net, following a swift break.
3′ Close!! Valdívia curls the freekick over the wall but P. Victor palms the effort behind.
2′ Valdívia wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Maicon.
2′ Valdívia wins a freekick after a foul from Maicon.
0′ Atlético Mineiro get the game underway.
Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense: Paulo Victor (GK), Marcelo Oliveira, Bruno Rodrigo, Bressan, Léo Moura, Arthur, Maicon, Luan, Pedro Rocha, Fernandinho, Everton
Clube Atlético Mineiro: Victor (GK), Leonan, Matheus Mancini, Bremer, Alex Silva, Adílson, Roger Bernardo, Rómulo Otero, Valdívia, Yago, Élder