Fluminense and the Strength tied, 2 x 2, this Wednesday (17), at Maracanã. Namely, the duel was valid for the return of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil. Thus, as it had won the first leg, by 1 x 0, the Tricolor advanced to the semifinals of the competition.
However, the Carioca team did not have an easy life. since the Pici's Lion took the lead early on, with an own goal by Nino. While he expanded with Silvio Romero, at the end of the first stage. While the reaction began with Ganso's penalty goal, in the second half. Finally, the Argentine Germán Cano left everything the same.
Check out the best moments of Fluminense vs Fortaleza
1st half: Fortaleza opens two goals ahead
Fluminense arrived for the first time at seven minutes. Therefore, Ganso played for Cano, who kicked. However, goalkeeper Fernando Miguel made a great save. However, it was Fortaleza who opened the scoring, at 11', with an own goal by Nino. That way, Titi made the throw and Thiago Galhardo invaded the area and kicked. The ball hit Fábio and Manoel before the defender tried to take it and send it against his own patrimony.
In an attempt to leave everything the same, Fluminense went on the attack. So, at 15', Nonato took a chance from outside the area, but the ball went straight through the bottom line. And in the following minutes, the cariocas continued trying to advance. But they bumped into the opponent's marking or the goalkeeper Fenando Miguel. Thus, at 29', after a corner kick by Jhon Arias, Nino made the header. But the ball stayed with the defense.
And in the next minute, Samuel Xavier risked the kick. Thus, the ball deflected and goalkeeper Fernando Miguel made a great save to avoid a draw. Before the referee whistled the end of the first half, Fortaleza expanded. Thus, at 45', after launching, Zé Welison deflected and Thiago Galhardo gave the pass to Silvio Romero, who, free, sent the ball to the back of the net.
2nd half: Fluminense reacts and reaches the tie
At a disadvantage, Fluminense started attacking. Thus, with less than a minute, Matheus Martins crossed and the ball was left to Nonato, who kicked from the edge of the area. But the ball stayed with Fernando Miguel. And in the seventh minute, after a corner kick, Manoel dodged the header and Cano ended up piercing and the ball went through the bottom line.
At 14', Fluminense had a penalty in their favor. Since Matheus Martins was brought down in the area by Brítez. In fact, initially, the referee called a foul. But after VAR analysis, it was found that the bid took place within the area. Thus, Goose charged and deducted for the Tricolor. Later, at 26', the tie came with German Cano. Thus, Nonato left it to Arias, who crossed and the Argentine striker completed it for the back of the net.
But Fortaleza did not give up. Therefore, at 36', Lucas Sasha took a long shot. However, he ended up sending it straight out. And at 41', it was Otero's turn to kick. But goalkeeper Fábio defended without fear. Finally, at 53', Lucas Lima crossed in the area and the Fluminense archer came out to keep the ball.
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Situation in the table and next games – Fluminense x Fortaleza
As a result, the Fluminense qualified for the semifinals of Copa do Brasil. In this way, the opponent in the next phase will leave the duel between Corinthians vs Atlético-GO. while the Strength withdraws from the competition.
Now both teams turn their attention to the Brasileirão. Since, on Saturday (20), the Fluminense receives the coritiba, at Maracana. Namely, the match will be at 19 pm (Brasilia time). While the Strength face the Corinthians, on Sunday (21), in Castelão, at 4 pm (Brasília time). Finally, the matches are valid for the 23rd round of the competition.
Featured photo: Marcelo Gonçalves / Fluminense FC
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