The most played classic in world football, Re-Pa will decide one of the places in the Copa Verde final. This Wednesday (24), Remo overcame Manaus 2-0 at Baenão, in Belém, in the return match for the quarterfinals of the competition, which brings together teams from Espírito Santo and the Midwest and North regions. . In the first leg, on the last 12th, the teams tied for 2-2 at Arena da Amazônia.
In the semifinals, Leão Azul will face Paysandu, a traditional state rival, against whom they have played an incredible 760 times in history. The last derby was played in April of this year, with a remista victory by 4-2, at Curuzu, for the Campeonato Paraense. The outbound departure will be next Wednesday (December 1st), at 20:00 (GMT), with the command of Papão. Remo will host the game back on the 4th at 5pm.
It was the second season in a row that Paraenses and Amazonians faced each other for the Copa Verde. In the last edition, the duel was for the semifinals, also with victory by Remo. After tying 1-1 in Manaus, the Lion thrashed 6-2 in Belém and qualified for the decision, where he was surpassed by Brasiliense, on penalties.
Involved in the fight against relegation in Série B of the Brazilian Championship and with a decisive game on Sunday (28), at 4 pm, against Confiança, in Baenão, Remo went to the field with a mixed team. Six of the starting players in the 2-2 draw with Vasco, last Friday (19), in São Januário, in Rio de Janeiro, started playing this Wednesday. The cast of Manaus, in turn, is undergoing a makeover after participating in Série C, with athletes at the end of their contract leaving the club.
In better condition, Remo had control of the actions and went into the break with two goals ahead. On minute 33, midfielder Felipe Gedoz hit the midfield foul and forward Neto Pessoa opened the scoring with a header. At 42, Neto Pessoa crossed from the right, Felipe Gedoz couldn’t head it, but the ball went straight into the goal and goalkeeper Gleibson accepted. In the second half, at 28 minutes, Jefferson escaped the marking on the edge of the area and kicked. Gleibson rebounded and fellow striker Erick Flores completed it to the net.
The Copa Verde champion wins a place in the third phase of the Copa do Brasil next year. In 2021, the presence at this stage of the national competition already guaranteed a prize of R$ 1.5 million. The values for the 2022 edition have not yet been announced by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
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