Pedro the hero again as Flamengo edge Athletico PR in Copa do Brasil | OneFootball

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Emily Wilson·18 August 2022

Pedro the hero again as Flamengo edge Athletico PR in Copa do Brasil

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Flamengo traveled to the Arena da Baixada on Wednesday and have now moved on to the Copa do Brasil semis after a 1-0 win against Athletico Paranaense.

Scorers: Pedro 57′


Heading into the quarter-final second leg things were all square after an initial 0-0 draw between these two sides a few weeks back.

And this time around the match was equally as tense as both Athletico Paranaense and Flamengo tested the waters in the opening minutes.

There were only a few chances for either side by the half-time whistle though nothing could break the deadlock. The pressure, as a result, went through the roof for both clubs.

But coming out into the second half it was the visitors who stepped up, dominating the ball and registering seven shots on target compared to one for the hosts.

And eventually it only took one moment of magic for Flamengo to book their place in the Copa do Brasil semi-finals.

The hero once again was Pedro whose perfectly timed bicycle kick met the end of Rodinei’s cross for the match winner.