This Thursday (2), the Vasco achieved an important victory in the fight against relegation and beat the Cuiabá 2-0, at Arena Pantanal, in the 31st round of the Brasileirão. The goals of the triumph were scored by Gabriel Pec e Orellanowho became disenchanted with the Cruzmaltino mantle after 23 games.
With the result, the Cariocas reached 34 points and are three points away from leaving the Z-4. Ramón Díaz’s team still won again after three consecutive stumbles in the dispute.
Dourado, on the other hand, reached their fourth straight stumble as home team in the Brasileirão and have not won a victory at the Arena Pantanal since the end of September.
The first half was of little emotion, with a lot of study between the two teams. Vasco’s main arrivals were Bruno Praxedes, who tried two shots that were dangerous, however, both went through the baseline.
Dourado, on the other hand, actually demanded the defense of the Rio team. In the 36th minute, Deyverson received a lift in the area from Denilson and, with his head, he faced a lot of danger, stopping in a helpful save from goalkeeper Léo Jardim.
In the final stage, the home team came back and attacked Vasco, who defended themselves and managed to open the score. In the 12th minute, Zé Gabriel passed the ball to Paulo Henrique in the area, the full-back sent it to the middle and, when the ball was left, Praxedes finished, the ball fell to Sebastián Ferreira, who left another ball for Gabriel Pec, who sent it into the back of the net.
The goal took a few seconds to be validated, after a long analysis by the VAR, which reviewed Sebá’s position, concluding that the Paraguayan was legal in the move. The decision generated a lot of complaints from Cuiabá players.
In stoppage time, which lasted 11 minutes, Luca Orellano made a great move, leaving three markers in the dust and touching goalkeeper João Carlos, closing the score and scoring his first goal with the Cruzmaltina shirt.
Classification in Brasileirão:
Cuiabá: 10° placed, with 40 points
Vasco: 17° placed, with 34 points
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