Thanks to a goal from defender Yago Pikachu, Fortaleza defeated Grêmio 1-0, last Wednesday (13) at Castelão, and took third place in the Brazilian Championship with 42 points. The Tricolor was in the vice-lantern of the competition, with 23 points.
— F(.)rtaleza Esp(.)rte Clube (@FortalezaEC) October 14, 2021
The only goal of the match came in the 33rd minute of the second half, when Pikachu hit a cross from inside the area after receiving a throw from Romarinho.
Rocked by the victory, Tricolor returns to the field next Saturday (16), against Chapecoense. The team from Rio Grande do Sul will face Juventude a day later.
International, who beat América-MG 3-1 in Beira-Rio, is also still alive in the fight for a place in the next edition of the Libertadores.
(INTxAME) ⏰ 49’/2T: GAME END! ✅ VICTORY IS OURS!!! Colorado beats América-MG and conquers the second consecutive victory in Beira-Rio: 3-1! #VamoInter
⚽️ Yuri Alberto
— Sport Club Internacional (@SCInternacional) October 14, 2021
With the victory, built with goals from Patrick (two) and Yuri Alberto, Colorado is in 7th position with 39 points. Coelho, who discounted with Ademir, was in 11th position with 31 points.
Internacional faces Palmeiras in the next round, on Sunday (17). On Saturday, América-MG receives Bahia at Independência.
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