Series B: with drama, Avaí turns on Sampaio Corrêa and is in the elite
Needing to win, Leão da Ilha makes it 2-1 in the final minutes and
Published in 28/11/2021 - 20:00 By Juliano Justo - Repórter da TV Brasil - Rio de Janeiro
Avaí is back to the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. Leão da Ilha beat Sampaio Corrêa by 2-1 this Sunday afternoon (28) in the last round of Serie B and took the last place in the G4. The team from Maranhão took the lead in the 36th minute of the first stage with forward Ciel in a beautiful counterattack. Afterwards, the Lion of the Island pushed hard until he achieved the result he needed.
Full-back Edílson had the chance to score a penalty 32 minutes into the final stage, but wasted the bid. But, with the help of the VAR, referee Marcelo de Lima, ordered the recovery for invasion of the area again. And, at 36, midfielder Valdívia beat and tied the game. The turn came at 43. Valdívia's corner kick. Midfielder Renato took advantage of the goalkeeper's wrong exit and headed it into the back of the goal. Thus, Avaí was 4th with 64 points. Sampaio Corrêa finished the Championship in 15th with 47.
CSA needed to win and hope for stumbling blocks from Avaí and Guarani to return to the first division. He even managed to score his own result, playing at home against Brasil de Pelotas, 4-0, at the Rei Pelé stadium, in Maceió. The goals were scored by defender Matheus Felipe, taking advantage of the ball's rebound on the crossbar at 15 minutes of play, forward Marco Túlio, on 34 in a quick CSA counterattack, and by forward Dellatore, at 43 after dominating and turning over marking within the area. In the final stage, on minute 26, forward Iury took a penalty, displacing the goalkeeper and closing the score. The result, combined with the turn of Avaí over Sampaio Corrêa, left Azulão in 5th place with 62 points.
Relegated to Serie C several rounds in advance, Xavante from Rio Grande do Sul finished the tournament in last with just 23 points. Another team that arrived in the last round with chances to move up was Guarani. The team from Campinas needed to win and count on failures from CSA and Avaí. Bugre couldn't do his part. It drew 2-2 with Botafogo, the anticipated Series B champion, at the Nilton Santos stadium, in Rio de Janeiro. Even playing with an athlete less since 36 minutes of the initial stage, Bugre still came out ahead. In the first minute of the final stage, defender Ronaldo appeared practically alone to head into the back of the net after a free kick. But, at 24, forward Marco Antônio took advantage of the chance inside the area to tie the match. At 34, the Rio striker Rafael Navarro turned the score around and, at 39, Lucão do Break appeared free in the area to tie the game with the head and close the score.
With the result, the team from Campinas went to 60 points, closing the tournament in 6th. The Cariocas ended the Series B with 70 points.
The fourth team that arrived in the last round with chances of getting the last place in Serie A 2022 was the CRB. Colorado de Maceió needed to beat Operário-PR away from home and hope that Avaí wouldn't beat Sampaio Corrêa. But they ended up losing to Paraná by 2-1, with goals from Paulo Sérgio and Felipe Garcia to Fantasma and Marthã to Alagoas. CRB was in 7th with 60 points and Operário in 12th with 48. In addition to Avaí, Botafogo, as champion, went up to Serie A, Goiás, as runner-up, after tying this Sunday (28) in 2nd 2 with Brusque, and Coritiba, in 3rd position.
Londrina beats Vasco and has a draw by Remo to continue in Serie B
Londrina beat Vasco 3-0 with goals from Zeca, Caprini and Ricardo (own). The result took the team from the interior of Paraná to 44 points and 16th place, thus ensuring Tubarão's permanence in Serie B in 2022. In addition to winning, the team needed a stumbling block from Remo in this last round. Parallel result that ended up occurring. The team from Belém, to remain in Serie B, had only to beat the already relegated Confiança at Baenão stadium. But the score of this match did not go from 0 to 0. Thus, Remo closed the tournament in 17th place with 43 points and was relegated alongside Vitória, who lost 1-0 at home to Vila Nova and fell in 18th Position, Confidence and Brazil of Pelotas.
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Edition: Pedro Ivo de Oliveira