In the closing match of the round on Monday night, Goiás x Athletico-PR at Serrinha stadium, Goiás got off to a better start, capitalizing on their home advantage.
Goiás lined up as follows: Tadeu; Maguinho, Edu, Bruno Melo, and Hugo; Willian Oliveira (Raphael Guzzo), Morelli (Dodô), and Guilherme Marques (Julian Palacios); Allano (Vinicius), João Magno, and Anderson Oliveira (Alesson). Coach: Armando Evangelista.
On the other side, Athletico started the match with: Bento; Khellven (Madson), Cacá, Zé Ivaldo, and Esquivel; Erick, Fernandinho, and Vidal (Zapelli); Canobbio, Vitor Roque (Pablo), and Cuello (Hugo Moura).
Just 10 minutes into the game, the ball struck Cacá’s arm, and the referee signaled a penalty on the field. However, after being called by VAR, he overturned the decision, as the ball first hit the leg and then the arm.
At the 15-minute mark, Guilherme Marques took a dangerous free-kick, demanding a solid save from Bento.
Athletico responded at the 18-minute mark. Vidal dispossessed in attack, and the ball fell to Canobbio, who struck a powerful shot from outside the box, requiring a save from Tadeu.
Furacão (Athletico) took the lead at the 39th minute with a fantastic goal from Vitor Roque. In a play that started from their own area, Athletico executed a lightning-fast offensive transition. Canobbio fed Vitor Roque on the left, who entered the box and scored into the top corner, leaving Tadeu with no chance.
In the second half, Furacão continued to apply pressure and nearly extended the lead through Vitor Roque at the 6-minute mark. The striker received a cross from Cuello and had two opportunities to score, but Tadeu made two spectacular saves.
Needing to chase the result, Goiás pushed forward, relying heavily on aerial balls from Guilherme Marques’ set-pieces. Bruno Melo and Edu had good heading chances but missed the target.
Goiás found the equalizer at the 35-minute mark. Tadeu launched a pass to Vinícius, who evaded the defense and set up Alesson for a low shot from outside the box, leveling the score.
With the 1-1 draw at Serrinha, Goiás holds the 15th position, while Athletico-PR stands at 6th place.
Photo: Gustavo Oliveira/athletico.com.br
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Written by Henry Miller.