VOLTA REDONDA. Fluminense defeated Athletico PR to win 2-1. G. Cano was the key to score 2 goals. It was Fluminense to strike first with an early goal of G. Cano at the 8′. Then G. Cano scored again for Fluminense in the 78′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Eventually, Matheus Felipe reduced the distance for Athletico PR with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Fluminense was vastly superior ball possession (63%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Estádio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira stadium in Volta Redonda on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Ramon Abatti with the assistance of Kleber Lucio Gil and Eder Alexandre. The 4th official was Rafael Martins de Sá. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.5 degrees Celsius or 61.61 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 99%.
Fluminense was in firm control of the ball 63% while Athletico PR was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Fluminense was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Fluminense won the match.
Fluminense shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Athletico PR shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
Fluminense received 3 yellow cards (Jhon Arias, Willian and Yago Felipe). On the other side, Athletico PR received 2 yellow cards (P. Siles and T. Cuello).
After this match, Fluminense will have 5 points like Goiás to stay in the 15th place. On the other side, Athletico PR will stay with 6 points like Flamengo to stay in the 14th place.
Athletico PR will host Avaí on the 22nd of May with a 7-5 head to head statistic in favor of Athletico PR (3 draws).
Fluminense: Formation and Lineups
Fluminense started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
The manager Fernando Diniz Silva chose to play with the following team: Fábio , Yago Felipe , Nino , David Braz , Mario Pineida , André , Wellington , Matheus Martinelli , Nathan , Germán Cano and Luiz Henrique .
Fluminense made 5 changes: David Braz for Luccas Claro (27′), Nathan for Jhon Arias (55′), Martinelli for Willian (55′), Luiz Henrique for Caio Paulista (86′) and Andre for Nonato (86′).
Top player: Germán Cano
The player who no doubt impressed Fluminense the most was Germán Cano.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 25 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.
Athletico PR: Formation and Lineups
Athletico PR started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Luiz Elena Felipe Scolari played with: Bento , Khellven , Matheus Felipe , Pedro Henrique , Abner Vinícius , Erick , Hugo Moura , Matheus Fernandes , Agustín Canobbio , Pablo and Vitinho .
Athletico PR could not rely on the presence of T. Cuello (injured).
Athletico PR made 5 changes: Vitinho for T. Cuello (45′), Erick for Marlos (46′), Matheus Fernandes for P. Siles (60′), A. Canobbio for Vitor Roque (73′) and Pablo for Pedro Rocha (74′).
Top player: Hugo Moura
Probably the most impressive player in Athletico PR was Hugo Moura.
His rating iswith 40 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A