📝 Nine-man Grêmio come from behind to draw weakened Flamengo side | OneFootball

📝 Nine-man Grêmio come from behind to draw weakened Flamengo side

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Blaise Bourgeois

In a cruel and twisted turn of events, relegation fighters Grêmio came from two goals down after receiving multiple red cards to draw Flamengo 2-2 on Tuesday night.

Grêmio 2
Flamengo 2
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Scorers: Miguel Borja 75′, Ferreira 82′; Vitinho 58′, 74′

With Flamengo opting to rest their starters for Saturday’s Copa Libertadores final against Palmeiras, the Rubro-Negro still had work to do as they aimed to keep fighting for the Brasileirão title.

Following a scoreless first half, Vitinho would strike first as a whipped in ball found its way to the wide-open number 11 in the box, who smashed his opportunity past the keeper.

Less than two minutes later, Jhonata Robert was sent off for his second yellow to give the Rubro-Negro a man advantage for the final half-hour.

In the 74th minute, after a poor piece of defending, Kenedy found a streaking Vitinho on a two-on-one break, who found the back of the net once again to complete his brace.

Before Flamengo could even finish celebrating, Ferreira used some fancy footwork to get past multiple defenders to find Miguel Borja alone for a tap-in just three yards from goal.

Grêmio goalkeeper Brenno would be sent off to bring the home side down to nine men but it wouldn’t matter as Ferreira would score a peach of a goal to give Grêmio a stunning equaliser and deny Flamengo three crucial points.

To make matters worse, Palmeiras drew Atlético Mineiro 2-2 tonight as well, meaning Flamengo may have lost their final golden opportunity to slip back into the title picture.

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