Internacional prevented Palmeiras from winning the long-awaited title. Or at least postponed. Today (26), the Rio Grande do Sul team came out late, but turned against Ceará, for the 34th round of the Brasileirão, in Beira-Rio. The 2-1 victory, with goals from Edenilson and Alan Patrick, for Colorado, and Lima, for Vozão, prevented Verdão from being confirmed as champions tonight, and also guaranteed the Inter a place in the group stage of the next Liberators Cup game.
With 64 points (ten less than leader Palmeiras, of which 12 are still in dispute), Mano Menezes’ team have taken over as vice-manager and can no longer lose their place in the direct vacancy group of the 2023 continental competition. the alviverde conquest, which can be confirmed in the next turn.
Ceará continues its fight against the relegation zone and can finish the round in Z4. The northeast team has 34 points in the standings. Vozão can be overtaken by Atlético-GO and Cuiabá, who will face São Paulo and Avaí respectively tomorrow.
Inter’s next match will take place on Wednesday (2), against América-MG. Ceará plays this Monday (31), against Fluminense.
It went well: Alan Patrick defines
Inter scored a penalty with the help of VAR. Edenilson would strike, but handed the ball to Alan Patrick. Cold and focused, he placed it in the corner of João Ricardo.
It was bad: Igor Gomes commits child penalty
With less than five minutes of play, a table on the right could even present some danger, but it was not a goal. Igor Gomes, a defender who started the game impromptu as a right-back, charged Lima from behind and the referee awarded a penalty. This decision changed the course of the game and upset Colorado’s plans. At halftime, Mano Menezes opted to leave.
Viral executive misses the team at the last minute
Three Inter players have felt the effects of a viral image. Bustos and Johnny left the lineup shortly before its release. Colorado even needed to call up midfielder Matheus Dias to make up the reserve bench. During the warm-up, Alemão also reported an indisposition for the same reason. Thus, Mano Menezes was to start with Igor Gomes on the right, Edenilson in midfield, and Braian Romero in attack.
Inter game: offensive, but creating little
It’s contradictory, but it’s true. Inter had more attacking players since the start of the game against Ceará, but they didn’t attack much. Although Mano Menezes opted for Wanderson, Pedro Henrique and Braian Romero as his attacking trio, they lacked creativity in the midfield sector and all of them got stuck in the opposing defence. Defensively, Igor Gomes failed to score a penalty early on, and after that Colorado suffered further counterattacks.
With good conclusions from a distance, Ceará was close to extending the advantage gained at the start of the match. In the second half, Mano played the team in attack, saw Edenilson equalize and Alan Patrick turned the game around ‘no abafa’.
The game of Ceará: early goal and speed
Ceará managed to find the goal early on. Lima was knocked down by Igor Gomes early in the game and turned the penalty kick into a goal. After that, Lucho González’s team working hours were standard. Fold the lines, defend close to the goal and go on the counterattack. Sometimes successful in their transitions, the northeast team threatened a lot. But his main activity has become the protection of João Ricardo’s goal. It worked for a while, but ended up leaking in the second half.
INTERNATIONAL 2 x 1 CEARÁ
Competition: Brazilian Championship – 34th round
Date and time: 2022-10-26 (Wednesday), 9:45 p.m. (Brasilia time)
Local: Beira-Rio Stadium, in Porto Alegre (RS)
Arbitrator: Ramon Abati Abel (SC)
auxiliaries: Eder Alexandre and Thiaggo Americano Labes (both from SC)
HAS BEEN: Daiane Caroline Muniz dos Santos (SP)
yellow cards: Geovane, Luiz Otavio (CEA)
Goals: Lima, from Ceará, 5 minutes from the first half; Edenilson of Inter in the 20th minute of the second half; Inter’s Alan Patrick in the 32nd minute of the second half;
INTER: Keiller; Igor Gomes (Weverton), Moledo, Vitão and Renê; Edenilson, De Pena, Wanderson (Taison), Alan Patrick (Lucas Ramos) and Pedro Henrique (Mauricio); Brian Romero (David). Technician: Mano Menezes
CEARA: Joao Ricardo; Nino Paraíba (Michel Macedo), Gabriel Lacerda, Luiz Otavio and Bruno Pacheco (Guilherme Castilho); Fernando Sobral, Geovane (Iuri Castilho), Vina and Diego Rigonato (Victor Luís); Lima and Cleber (Zé Roberto). Technician: Lucho González