Starters return and Flamengo wins Bangu with Arrascaeta’s great goal – 03/31/2021

Starters return and Flamengo wins Bangu with Arrascaeta’s great goal – 03/31/2021
Starters return and Flamengo wins Bangu with Arrascaeta’s great goal – 03/31/2021
With almost all the starters back, Flamengo had no difficulties to beat Bangu, 3-0, for the Carioca Championship today (31). The red-black goals at Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Redonda, were Bruno Henrique, Arrascaeta and Gabigol. The Uruguayan left his mark after giving his rival a pen and hitting from outside the box.

The victory was built very calmly, even though the main players entered the field for the first time after the end of the pre-season.

In the next round, the leaders of the Guanabara Cup will face Madureira on Monday (5), at 9pm. The departure should be at Maracanã, but there is still no confirmation due to the possibility of expanding sanitary restrictions.

“Arrascaneta” commands Fla and scores

Flamengo played a good game in Volta Redonda and there was no performance that was out of place. Dragging, however, was left. In the middle and on both sides of the field, the Uruguayan appeared with good passes and scored a great goal after giving a dribble under the legs of the defender from Bangkok.

Diego Alves back

Back after recovering from a thigh injury, a bruise that took him out of the final stretch of the Brazilian’s octa campaign, goalkeeper Diego Alves was just a spectator on the field. Had it not been for a lacking defense charged by Marcelo Mattos, shirt number 1 would not have had any work.

Flamengo takes over the match

With a lot of movement, Fla’s starters took the first test of the current season seriously. Against a closed rival, Rubro-Negro smashed Bangu in his defense field and added up lost chances. Ceni’s team did not let the alvirrubros breathe and took over the game with a lot of mobility and a strong pace.

Bangu bets on the boom

With five men posted on the defensive line, Bangu tried to block the entrance to his area and force Fla to use the sides to try to penetrate. The defensive strategy even worked reasonably well, but Alvirrubro was unable to build a move that even threatened Diego Alves. After Flamengo’s first goal, the team tried to get out a little bit more, but it took no danger.

Aerial artillery

Against a team that put all players behind the ball line, Rubro-Negro used the aerial ball as a constant weapon in the match. Bruno Henrique opened the scoring with a header, but the team had already concluded on other occasions from the top and brought danger to goalkeeper Paulo Henrique.


At 47 of the initial stage, Diego crossed and Bruno Henrique headed for the goal. At 21 of the final stage, Arrascaeta made a beautiful cut in the defender and shot low to enlarge. At 39, Gabigol kicked in the angle and closed the account.

Field resists

Despite the games marathon in Volta Redonda, Raulino de Oliveira’s pitch was in good condition and was not an “opponent” for both teams.


On the day that the military coup of 1964 is remembered, Flamengo did not let the date go by and left a message in favor of democracy on their social networks.



Competition: Guanabara Cup – Campeonato Carioca
Local: Raulino de Oliveira, in Volta Redonda (RJ)
Data: March 31, 2021, Wednesday
Schedule: 9 pm (from Brasilia)
Referee: Grazianni Maciel Rocha
Assistants: Michael Correia and Flávio Manoel da Silva
Goals: Bruno Henrique, 47 minutes into the first half; Arrascaeta, 21 minutes into the second half; Gabigol, 39 minutes into the second half.
Yellow cards: Gabriel, Fandinho, Dionathan (BAN); Filipe Luís (FLA)
Red cards: –

FLAMENGO: Diego Alves; Isla, Gustavo Henrique (Bruno Viana), Willian Arão and Filipe Luís; Diego (João Gomes), Gerson, Everton Ribeiro (Michael) and Arrascaeta (Rodrigo Muniz); Bruno Henrique (Vitinho) and Gabigol. Technical: Rogerio Ceni

BANGU: Paulo Henrique; Digão, Israel, Gabriel Cividini, Leo Griggio (Fandinho) and Dionathan; Marcelo Mattos (Rochinha), Geancarlo (Matheus Olavo) and Geovani (Edmundo); Daniel (Adenilson) and Jean Carlos. Technical: Marcelo Marelli

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