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Santos 4×1 Vasco and 25th round of Brasileirão

Santos Soteldo

In a 6-point game, Santos beats Vasco at Vila Belmiro and leaves the relegation zone.

Santos 4×1 Vasco

In a pulsating Vila Belmiro atmosphere with a sense of a crucial match, Vasco started the game better. However, it was Santos who opened the scoring with a penalty kick. At the 10th minute, Rincón sent a through ball to Marcos Leonardo in the box, and the striker was fouled by Puma Rodríguez. Initially, the referee allowed play to continue, but after a VAR review, he pointed to the penalty spot. Marcos Leonardo himself took the penalty and put Peixe ahead.

With the lead on the scoreboard, Santos retreated, and Vasco began to exert significant pressure, winning a large number of corner kicks and posing a threat in aerial plays, especially through Vegetti.

At the 30th minute, Cruz-Maltino equalized the game due to a mistake by the young Kevyson. After a rebound from the corner, the ball fell to the full-back, who attempted a long-range shot. Vegetti intercepted it, and Gabriel Pec initiated a counter-attack with great speed. When he faced goalkeeper João Paulo, he passed the ball to Vegetti, who slotted it into the back of the net.

In the first-half stoppage time, Peixe took the lead again at the 46th minute. Soteldo delivered a corner to the near post, Dodô outmuscled Vegetti in the air, and he nodded the ball to Rincón, who was unmarked and used the outside of his foot to score the goal.

There was barely time for the fans to celebrate properly because in the next minute, Santos scored another goal. Rincón stole the ball in the midfield, Jean Lucas initiated a fast-paced counter-attack and passed it to Marcos Leonardo, who struck the ball with his left foot and scored the third Santos goal. With these two goals, the young academy prospect became the second-highest scorer in the Brasileirão, with 11 goals.

Santos goleia o Vasco com dois gols de Marcos Leonardo e deixa Z-4 do Brasileirão; Soteldo provoca - Estadão

Photo: Reproduction/X/@Brasileirao

In the second half, Santos even extended their lead at the 5th minute. Soteldo executed a spectacular play, including a nutmeg on Marlon Gomes, penetrated the box, and crossed the ball for Marcos Leonardo to score what would have been the center-forward’s third goal in the match. However, VAR reviewed the positioning, in which Marcos Leonardo appeared to be on the same line as the ball, and ruled it offside.

At the 9th minute, a brawl and a widespread fight broke out among the Vasco and Santos players. Soteldo received the ball on the right wing and, for a moment of showboating, stepped on the ball. This action left Sebastián Ferreira furious, who attempted to attack the shorter player. After a lengthy stoppage, both teams engaged in a heated argument and scuffle, resulting in Lucas Lima and Medel being sent off, while Ferreira, who attempted to assault his opponent, received the same punishment as Soteldo, a yellow card. João Paulo also received a yellow card, and Rodrigo Fernández, who was on the bench, was ejected.


Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

With 10 players on each side, Santos controlled the game, much to the despair of the Vasco fans, and extended their lead with Soteldo, who was at the center of the initial altercation. At the 30th minute, Rincón sent a pass to Marcos Leonardo, who, upon seeing Léo Jardim off his line, took a long-range shot, and the goalkeeper made the save with his foot. Santos capitalized on the rebound and the opponent’s very slow defensive recovery, orchestrating a series of passes until Rincón set up Soteldo, and the diminutive player blasted the ball into the net to seal the score. It was the Venezuelan’s first goal since his return to Peixe.

With the victory, Santos climbed out of the relegation zone, while Vasco slipped behind Goiás after their draw with the league leaders.

Santos x Vasco - Soteldo

Photo: Flávio Hopp/Gazeta Press

Flamengo 1×0 Bahia

Flamengo beat Bahia at Maracanã with a goal from Pedro, from the penalty spot. The game was marked by refereeing controversies, as the Baianos complained a lot about Kanu’s expulsion and the penalty that resulted in Rubro-Negro’s goal.

Fortaleza 1×1 Grêmio

Fortaleza and Grêmio drew at Castelão. Thiago Galhardo opened the scoring with a penalty and Imortal had the opportunity to equalize in the same way at the end of the first half, but Cristaldo slipped and isolated the penalty. Suárez left everything the same in the second stage.

São Paulo 2×1 Corinthians

São Paulo beat Corinthians in a comeback victory at Morumbi. Romero opened the scoring at the beginning of the match, but Tricolor turned it around with two goals from Calleri.

Cuiabá 3×0 Fluminense

Playing with a completely reserve team, Fluminense was beaten by Cuiabá at Arena Pantanal. The goals were scored by Clayson, Alan Empereur and Fernando Sobral.

Internacional 0x2 Atlético-MG

Galo maintained its good run and beat Internacional in Beira-Rio. The goals were scored in the second half, by Hulk and Igor Gomes.

Cruzeiro 1×1 América-MG

In the classic round of Minas Gerais, Cruzeiro and América drew at Mineirão. Luciano Castán opened the scoring with a header and Benítez equalized with a beautiful shot from outside the area.

Coritiba 2xo Athletico-PR

Coritiba is still in the bottom position, but achieved an important victory against its rival. Victor Luis opened the scoring with a free kick and Slimani headed it in.

Bragantino 2×1 Palmeiras

Thinking about the Libertadores, Palmeiras played with the reserves at Nabizão. Verdão opened the scoring with Endrick, Sasha equalized from the penalty spot and, in stoppage time, Eric Ramires turned for Massa Bruta, the new vice-leader of the Brasileirão.

Botafogo 1×1 Goiás

At the end of the round, leader Botafogo only drew with Goiás at Engenhão. Lucas Halter opened the scoring and Tiquinho Soares equalized for Fogão.

Tabela do Brasileirão

Classificação da 25ª rodada da Série A

Foto: Globoesporte


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Written by Henry Miller.

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