It was not this time that Botafogo entered the G-4 of the Guanabara Cup, the first round of the Carioca Championship. Just needing a victory to climb the table, the team was only in a 1-1 draw with Madureira at the Giulite Coutinho stadium, in Mesquita, this Wednesday afternoon (31).
The tournament is broadcast exclusively from Record TV on open television to Rio de Janeiro and 26 other squares, with games always on Tuesdays, 9:30 pm, and Saturdays, at 9:00 pm.
Alvinegro started the duel well, going up. However, he did not know how to take advantage of the chances he had. Unlike Madureira, who scored in one of the first good moments. Kanu and Jonathan fumbled on a high ball in the area, Douglas tried to clear it, but sent the ball to Luiz Paulo’s feet, who sent it into the goal.
The draw came only in the second half. At 29, Navarro crossed, Felipe Lacerda spread to the area and Matheus Babi was in the right place to make everything the same.
The result leaves Botafogo with 10 points, in 6th place. The rival of this fourth one went up to 11 and took the 3rd position.
In the next round, while Alvinegro plays on Sunday, against Portuguesa, Madureira plays only on Monday night, against Flamengo.
BOTAFOGO 1 x 1 MATUREIRA
Competition: Guanabara Cup – Campeonato Carioca
Local: Giulite Coutinho, in Mesquita (RJ)
Data: March 31, 2021, Wednesday
Schedule: 5 pm (Brasília time)
Referee: Wagner do Nascimento Magalhães
Assistants: Thiago Henrique Neto Corrêa Farinha and Lilian da Silva Fernandes Bruno
Yellow cards: Humberto, Juninho Monteiro, Edmário, Rhuan (MEC); Matheus Babi, Rafael Navarro (BOT)
Goals: Luiz Paulo, from Madureira, at 23 ‘/ 1st Q; Matheus Babi, from Botafogo, at 29 ‘/ 2nd Q
Botafogo: Douglas Borges; Jonathan (Warley), Kanu, Gilvan, Paulo Victor; Kayque (Ricardinho), Matheus Frizzo, Marcinho (Rafael Navarro), Felipe Ferreira (Ronald), Marco Antônio (Ênio); Matheus Babi. Coach: Marcelo Chamusca
Madureira: Felipe Lacerda; Rhuan Rodrigues, Edmário, Maurício Barbosa, Juninho Monteiro; Feitosa, Humberto, Nivaldo (Caíque Valdivia); Bruno Santos (Natan), Sillas Gomes, Luiz Paulo (Sampaio). Coach: Alfredo Sampaio
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