O strength won the Bahia by 2 a 1 on Castelão Arena, this Saturday afternoon, 3, in a duel valid for the Copa do Nordeste. Leão took the lead with the wheel Matheus Jussa, on 26 minutes, and Gilberto tied for the Squad – on 44. The winning goal was scored by David, on 14 of the second half. With the victory, Tricolor do Pici guarantees the place in the quarter-finals of Nordestão 2021.
The Lion had the chance to start in the first minute of play. Wellington Paulista escaped on the right side and crossed for David. The striker headed in the corner, and Douglas flattened it over the bottom line. After taking the initial scare, the team from Bahia had more possession of the ball, while Enderson Moreira’s team opted for a more defensive positioning and betting on counterattacks.
Fortaleza hit the attack on 26 minutes. The move started with the crossing of debutant Daniel Guedes, the defense partially cut, Matheus Vargas got the surplus and gave a pass to Matheus Jussa. The steering wheel arrived hitting from outside the area and scored a great goal. At 40, after Robson’s cross, Douglas failed and the ball just didn’t go in because of Conti, who took it off before crossing the line. The visitor drew at 44, when Gilberto took advantage of Rodriguinho’s precise assistance to stuff the nets.
The Lion returned to the second half in search of being again in front of the scoreboard. With less than 10 minutes, there were two moves of danger, but the home team failed to take advantage. The visitor scared Matheus Bahia, in the 11th minute, who finished strong – from outside the area – to defend Felipe Alves. At 14, Robson made a pitch for David to score the second of Pici’s Tricolor, putting the team at an advantage.
Bahia started to press in search of a tie from the second straight of the second half. At 34, Rodriguinho deflected his head and Gabriel Novaes submitted in the small area, stamping the crossbar. Fabinho Capixaba had the chance of equality, but the deflected shot went close to the goal. The offensive momentum continued until the additions, but the Lion held back the visitor’s attacks and left with the victory at Arena Castelão.
Fortaleza will visit Confiança / SE next Saturday, 10, in the last round of the group stage of the Copa do Nordeste. The match will be played in Batistão, in Aracaju, at 4 pm.
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