Serie A: Botafogo prevails over Fortaleza 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

RIO DE JANEIRO. Botafogo succeeded in turn the table against Fortaleza.


RIO DE JANEIRO. Botafogo managed to turn the table against Fortaleza. It was Fortaleza to score first with a goal from Moises. However, later Botafogo found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with Erison (42′), (89′) and (90′). Botafogo was vastly superior ball possession (63%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Estádio Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Jefferson Ferreira de Moraes with the help of Alessandro Álvaro Rocha de Matos and Fabricio Vilarinho Da Silva. The 4th official was Philip Georg Bennett. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 24 degrees Celsius or 75.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

Botafogo was in firm control of the ball 63% while Fortaleza was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

Botafogo was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Botafogo won the match.

Botafogo shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Fortaleza shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.


Botafogo received 3 yellow cards (Diego Goncalves, Kanu and ). On the opposite side, Fortaleza received 1 yellow card (B. Ceballos).

Also, Fortaleza didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after B. Ceballos (Fortaleza) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (40′).

After this match, Botafogo will have 8 points like São Paulo and Internacional to move up in the 10th place. On the other side, Fortaleza will stay with 1 points to stay in the 20th place.

Match Events

  • 18'


  • 29'

    B. Ceballos

  • 30'

    Diego Goncalves

  • 40'

    B. Ceballos

  • 42'


  • 45'


  • 46'


    Silvio Romero

  • 58'


    Lucas Fernandes

  • 62'

    Renato Kayser

    Lucas Lima

  • 69'

    Patrick de Paula

    Tche Tche

  • 74'

    Juninho Capixaba


  • 79'


    R. Saravia

  • 80'

    Vinicius Lopes

    Diego Goncalves

  • 89'

    Patrick de Paula

  • 90'

    Patrick de Paula

  • 90'

    Igor Torres

    Lucas Crispim

  • 90'

    M. Boeck (OG)

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Botafogo will play away against América Mineiro on the 22nd of May with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of Botafogo (1 draw).

Fortaleza will host Fluminense on the 22nd of May with a 5-3 head to head in favor of Fluminense (2 draws).

Botafogo: Formation and Lineups

Botafogo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Luís Manuel Ribeiro de Castro chose to play with the following team: Gatito Fernández (6.4), Renzo Saravia (6.5), Kanu (7.4), Víctor Cuesta (7.8), Daniel Borges (6.9), Tchê Tchê (6.6), Luís Oyama (7.0), Victor Sá (6.4), Lucas Fernandes (6.4), Diego Gonçalves (6.6) and Erison (6.7).


Botafogo made 4 changes: Lucas Fernandes for Chay (58′), Tche Tche for Patrick de Paula (69′), R. Saravia for Hugo (79′) and Diego Goncalves for Vinicius Lopes (80′).

Top player: Víctor Cuesta

The player who no doubt impressed Botafogo the most was Víctor Cuesta even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 58 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.

Fortaleza: Formation and Lineups

Fortaleza started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

On the other side, Juan Pablo Vojvoda played with: Marcelo Boeck (6.8), Tinga (7.1), Marcelo Benevenuto (6.9), Brayan Ceballos (6.2), Yago Pikachu (6.8), Felipe (7.3), Hércules (7.0), Lucas Crispim (7.1), Lucas Lima (6.6), Silvio Romero (6.8) and Moisés (6.9).


Fortaleza made 3 changes: Silvio Romero for Titi (46′), Lucas Lima for Renato Kayser (62′) and Moises for Juninho Capixaba (74′).

Top player: Felipe

The player who no doubt impressed Fortaleza the most was Felipe.

His rating is (7.3) with 45 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 10.

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