Goiás recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Botafogo 2-1 with P. Raul scoring 2 goals

RIO DE JANEIRO. Goiás manages to find the solution against Botafogo to win 2-1. P. Raul was the key to score 2 goals.


RIO DE JANEIRO. Goiás manages to find the solution against Botafogo to win 2-1. P. Raul was the key to score 2 goals. It was Botafogo to strike first with a goal of Victor Cuesta at the 45′. Then it was a goal in the 73′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Pedro Raul gave the win to Goiás in the 85′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Botafogo was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).​

The match was played at the Estádio Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Monday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Paulo Henrique Schleinch Vollkopf who was helped by Marcelo Carvalho Van Gasse and Eduardo Goncalves da Cruz. The 4th official was Felipe da Silva Gonçalves. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 21 degrees Celsius or 69.71 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 77%.​

Match Statistics

Botafogo was in firm control of the ball 65% while Goiás was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Botafogo was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Goiás found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Botafogo shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Goiás shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.


Botafogo received 2 yellow cards (Victor Cuesta and Lucas Fernandes). On the opposite side, Goiás received 2 yellow cards (Elvis and Caio).

After playing this match, Botafogo will stay with 12 points like Santos and Flamengo to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Goiás will have 9 points to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 9'


    Matheus Santos

  • 13'


  • 24'

    Victor Cuesta

  • 35'


  • 45'

    Victor Cuesta

    Daniel Borges

  • 46'

    Fellipe Bastos


  • 46'



  • 65'

    Pedro Raul

    Dada Belmonte

  • 66'

    Diego Goncalves

    Vinicius Lopes

  • 72'

    P. de Oliveira


  • 73'

    Pedro Raul

  • 77'

    Lucas Fernandes

  • 81'

    R. Saravia

    Daniel Borges

  • 81'

    Patrick de Paula

    Lucas Fernandes

  • 85'

    Pedro Raul

  • 89'


    Tche Tche

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Botafogo will play away with Palmeiras on the 9th of June with a 14-8 head to head stats in favor of Palmeiras (8 draws).

Goiás will play away with Fortaleza on the 9th of June with a 4-3 head to head stats in favor of Fortaleza (3 draws).

Botafogo: Formation and Lineups

Botafogo started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro chose to play with the following team: Gatito Fernández (6.1), Daniel Borges (7.4), Kanu (6.8), Víctor Cuesta (7.4), Hugo (6.4), Lucas Fernandes (6.1), Luís Oyama (6.2), Tchê Tchê (6.4), Vinícius Lopes (6.7), Erison (6.4) and Victor Sá (6.8).


Botafogo made 4 changes: Vinicius Lopes for Diego Goncalves (66′), Daniel Borges for R. Saravia (81′), Lucas Fernandes for Patrick de Paula (81′) and Tche Tche for Chay (89′).

Top player: Víctor Cuesta

The player who no doubt impressed Botafogo the most was Víctor Cuesta.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 52 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 8.

Goiás: Formation and Lineups

Goiás started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

On the opposite side, Jair Zaksauskas Ribeiro Ventura played with: Tadeu (7.1), Maguinho (7.8), Sidimar (7.6), Reynaldo (6.8), Caetano (7.1), Dadá Belmonte (7.1), Matheus Santos, Caio Vinícius (6.2), Elvis (7.0), Matheus Sales (7.0) and Nicolas (7.0).


Goiás made 5 changes: Matheus Santos for Vinicius (9′), Caio for Fellipe Bastos (46′), Elvis for Apodi (46′), Dada Belmonte for Pedro Raul (65′) and Apodi for P. de Oliveira (72′).

Top player: Pedro Raúl

The player who no doubt impressed Goiás the most was Pedro Raúl.

His rating is (8.7) with 2 goals, 4 passes (25% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 65′.

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