One of the lines of Flamengo’s anthem goes: “seja na terra, seja no mar, vencer, vencer, vencer… (be on land, be on the sea, to win, to win, to win…). The ref on the Inter x Flamengo game this weekend should have been warned that the sea part referred to our rowing team, not our football team. Thinking otherwise, he allowed the game to be completely ruined by the ridiculous amount of water on the field and drowned one that could have been one of the most promising games this weekend – a Flamengo in clear ascension against an Internacional trying to stop its decline by avenge the thrashing they took in the Rio game in June 21st.The match was boring, and there is nothing you can say tactically or technically about it – and it ended in a predictable and boring 0x0.
The round favored Palmeiras, who won and opened a five point lead against previous runner-up São paulo, who also lost the second place position against Goiás, tied at 45 points with São Paulo but with one more win.
Fluminense and Sport, the two worse placed teams, finally won a match after nearly two months, but it changed nothing in the classification. Botafogo is laboring really hard to stay in the relegation zone and lost 1×3 to Vitória.
P.S.: With five games in a row without being scored on, Álvaro (fullback) has given Flamengo a defensive consistency not seen since 1986. Too bad he got the third yellow card and will not be in the Fla-Flu this weekend. Well, don’t matter, Fluminense is our especialty.