Fluminense vs Atletico GO by Isaiah
Fluminense went through and won away to Portuguesa with the score of 0-2, scoring two goals in three minutes in the last 15 minutes of the match. This was their third consecutive victory, remaining unbeaten in 12 games, with eight victories in that time. At home they did not lost yet, and they are the leaders of league with the best attack and defense of the division, although they are within striking distance of second placed Atletico Mineiro who has a game less than them.
According to the match reports, Portuguese deserved something more from the game, as they had the control for the half duration of the match, but the final result was not wrong, as Fluminense showed lot of passion and some great mood from their players.
Defender Anderson (20 games played, 2 goals), striker Marcos Junior (11 games played, 1 goal) and midfielder Deco (17 games played, 2 goals) are all long term injured, while midfielder Wagner (24 games, 1 goal) is doubtful. Striker Fred (top scorer with 14 goals) is suspended, meanwhile defender Leandro Euzebio (19 games played, 3 goals) is back to main eleven.
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Atletico GO was not helped neither by the sudden coaching change, after losing with the score of 1-2 at home against Coritiba. They have been found to lose from the first minute of the game, and they equalized ten minutes later, but appeared too weak to the second half and lost another game.
This was the fourth defeat in the last five games for Atletico GO, and they are still located to the bottom of the league table, too far from the teams that avoiding relegation, having the worst defense of the division along with Coritiba. Nothing seems to change to their side, and the relegation is almost sure.
The new coach Artur Neto stated that it is never good to start a game with a goal to their net, while he admitted that their roster is quite limited and the changes he made have not been effective. Main defender Leonardo, defender Paulo Henrique, defender Rafael Cruz and striker Ricardo Bueno are all out injured, while main midfielder Wesley is out suspended.
It will be a huge surprise if Fluminense will not win this one.
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