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The Timbu stops the hurricane

The Timbu stops the hurricane

A round full of surprises.

First off, an amazing turnaround by ugly duckling Náutico, who was almost relegated to the second division last year. Playing an away game against Atlético Paranaense, nicknamed the Hurricane, Náutico went to half time losing 2×0. They came back and proved that old maxim – the game is only over when is over. In the first 15 minutes of the second half the Timbu, as Náutico is called, scored three goals and went home with a 2×3 win and the three points.

The other big upset was Fluminense. Led by coach Parreira (who by some fucking miracle called Romário was able to win the ’94 World Cup helming Brazil), the Tricolor from Rio was massacred 1×4 against Santos inside Maracanã.

Off all 10 games, five were won by away teams, one tie and four by home teams. This is going to be an exciting tournament. P.S.: Internacional won another one and it is still leading at 100% victories. Is getting boring.

Obina and Josiel

Obina and Josiel

Cruzeiro 2×0 Vitória

Corinthians 2×1 Barueri

Goiás 0x1 Internacional

Fluminense 1×4 Santos

Palmeiras 0x0 São Paulo

Atlético-PR 2×3 Náutico

Grêmio 2×0 Botafogo

Santo André 1×2 Flamengo

Avaí 2×2 Coritiba

Sport 2×3 Atlético-MG

… All the while, in Flamengo…

Fuck yeah!

One of our strikers – the one that has the number nine scorched on the back of his shirt – Josiel, finally decided to do his job and scored two goals in the 1×2 away victory against Santo André. Nicknamed Jesus for his beard and long hair, Josiel even showed a great deal of skill on the second goal, which came to be one of the most beautiful of this third round.  This time we played well, and we had the goals to prove it.

Ain’t gonna say much about it, just that Adriano might play next weekend. Quake in fear, hurricane! The Maracanã is where everyone comes to be annihilated by the Most Beloved!