Photo: Alexander Vidal / Marcelo Cortez / Flamengo
Flamengo defeated Grêmio 3-1 on Saturday (10) for the 14th round of the Brazilian Championship in Maracan. Even with the assignment of Gabigol, the team and championship scorer, the Rubro-Negro team was able to set a higher pace of play than the team from Rio Grande to Sul, and shook opponents' networks three times with Willian Arao, De Arasqueeta and Everton Ribeiro. The author of the latest goal, shirt 7 by Mais Querido, talks about the importance of this victory in the fight for the Brasileirão title.
– We've always said, we really want to get to leadership. It has to be so, with the help of the fans … We came from defeat, we needed recovery. We played our part, a great game against Grêmio, who is a team that knows how to play. So congratulations on the victory and great football presented today.
Flamengo's next challenge will be against Vasco, next Saturday (17), 7pm Brazil, at the Mane Garincha Stadium, Brazil, for the 15th round of the Brazilian Championship. Following this confrontation, the Rubro-Negro team is preparing for the first Copa Libertadores quarter-final match against the International, on 21 August, Wednesday, 21:30, Brazil time, in Maracan.