Internacional delivers a historic thrashing to Santos at Beira-Rio. With a 7-1 score, Peixe matched its worst defeat ever in Brazilian Championships, when they lost by the same score to Corinthians in 2005.
Internacional 7×1 Santos
Inter’s complete domination was evident from the beginning. In the first minute, Wanderson received a pass from Valencia, easily dribbled past Lucas Braga, and crossed into the box. Kevyson tried to clear it but ended up scoring an own goal.
The Santos team was completely out of sorts, and the second goal for Internacional came from a bizarre mistake by Dodô. At the 13th minute, the Santos defender attempted a pass in the back but gifted it to Alan Patrick, who dribbled past Joaquim and scored a fantastic chip over Vladimir.
At the 26th minute, Wanderson, Maurício, and Valencia executed a good triangular play. The Ecuadorian found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and slotted it into the back of the net.
At the 29th minute, Santos created one of the few dangerous moments in a classic play by Marcelo Fernandes. After a corner, Joaquim deflected the ball, and Rincón was there to finish it at the far post, but he hit the post.
At the 36th minute, Valencia received a through ball behind Lucas Braga, went one-on-one with Vladimir, who made the save. It was the only save by the Santos goalkeeper in the match.
At the 38th minute, Aránguiz played a pass to Wanderson, once again exploiting the space behind Lucas Braga. The Inter forward found himself one-on-one with Vladimir and scored Colorado’s fourth goal.
Photo: Maxi Franzoi/AGIF
In the second half, Inter maintained their pace and extended the score. Santos, on the other hand, seemed to be asleep on the field. At the 8th minute, Maurício passed the ball to Bustos, who, from outside the box, struck it across the goal, scoring the fifth goal for Colorado.
At the 13th minute, Furch delivered a beautiful pass to Marcos Leonardo. The forward took a powerful shot that hit the crossbar.
At the 15th minute, Enner Valencia entered the box, skillfully eluded the defense, and struck a powerful shot into the corner of the net, conceding another goal to Inter, the sixth one.
At the 29th minute, Pedro Henrique stole the ball from João Basso and passed it to Luiz Adriano. The forward took a low and weak shot, but Vladimir performed poorly, letting the ball slip under his arm for the seventh goal.
Santos managed their “consolation goal” at the 34th minute. Caiçara delivered a corner into the box, and after a scramble, the ball fell to Rincón, who hit the post. On the rebound, Maxi Silvera pushed it into the back of the net.
With this humiliating defeat, Santos matched their worst loss in Brazilian Championships, while also suffering the biggest thrashing in their head-to-head encounter.
Photo: Tomás Hammes
Cuiabá 1×1 Goiás
Playing at Arena Pantanal, Goiás opened the scoring at the end of the first half with Guilherme Marques from the penalty spot, but at the beginning of the second half Clayson tied the match.
São Paulo 3×0 Grêmio
São Paulo overruns Grêmio at Morumbi in a great performance by James Rodríguez, with two assists. The goals were scored by Michel Araújo, Pablo Maia and Luciano.
Bahia 2×0 Fortaleza
Bahia beat Fortaleza at Fonte Nova and took an important step in the fight against relegation. Kanu opened the scoring and Rafael Ratão closed the score in stoppage time.
Botafogo 1×1 Athletico-PR
In a game that started Saturday and ended Sunday, due to power outages, Botafogo and Athletico-PR drew at Nilton Santos. Tiquinho Soares, Brasileirão’s top scorer, opened the scoring and Pablo equalized.
Atlético-MG 0x1 Cruzeiro
In the first classic at Arena MRV, Cruzeiro beat Galo with an own goal from Jemerson.
Flamengo 1×0 Vasco
Flamengo beat Vasco in the Maracanã derby. In a high-level game, Gerson scored the only goal of the match.
Bragantino 1×0 Fluminense
Bragantino beat Fluminense at Nabizão and closed the gap to leader Botafogo by 7 points. The goal of the match was scored by Eduardo Sasha from the penalty spot.
Coritiba 0x2 Palmeiras
Palmeiras recovered and won again in the Brasileirão after 4 consecutive defeats. The goals were scored by Gustavo Gómez and Piquerez.
Corinthians 1×1 América-MG
Corinthians drew with América with a goal at lights out. Benítez opened the scoring and Giuliano equalized with the last play of the game.
Table of Brasileirão
Written by Henry Miller.