CURITIBA. Athletico PR prevails over Fluminense 1-0 after Pablo scored just 1 goal (26′). Fluminense was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (74%).
The match was played at the Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Flavio Rodrigues De Souza who had the assistance of Marcelo Carvalho Van Gasse and Marcia Lopes Caetano. The 4th official was Leonardo Ferreira Lima. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.4 degrees Celsius or 50.72 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.
Fluminense was in firm control of the ball 74% while Athletico PR was struggling with a 26% ball possession.
Fluminense was more aggressive with 77 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Athletico PR was able to find the solution to win this match.
Athletico PR shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Fluminense shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.
Athletico PR received 2 yellow cards (B. Garcia and Anderson). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Fluminense.
After playing this encounter, Athletico PR will have 39 points to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Fluminense will stay with 42 points like Corinthians and Internacional to stay in the 3rd place.
Fluminense will host Fortaleza on the 10th of September with a 7-3 head to head stats in favor of Fluminense (3 draws).
Athletico PR: Formation and Lineups
Athletico PR adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Luiz Elena Felipe Scolari chose to play with the following team: Anderson , Luis Orejuela , Pedro Henrique , Matheus Felipe , Pedrinho , Hugo Moura , Léo Cittadini , Rômulo , Vitor Bueno , Tomás Cuello and Pablo .
Athletico PR made 3 changes: Vitor Bueno for D. Terans (68′), Leo Cittadini for Matheus Fernandes (70′) and Romulo for B. Garcia (87′).
Top player: Pablo
Probably the most impressive player in Athletico PR was Pablo.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 12 passes (58% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 15.
Fluminense: Formation and Lineups
Also Fluminense adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Fluminense made 5 changes: David Braz for Martinelli (47′), Matheus Martins for Marrony (48′), Nathan for Yago Felipe (61′), G. Cano for Willian (73′) and Manoel for Felipe Melo (77′).
Top player: Caio Paulista
The player who no doubt impressed Fluminense the most was Caio Paulista.
His rating iswith 53 passes (90% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
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