Fluminense loses at the Maracaná and falls to the relegation zone

Fluminense loses at the Maracaná and falls to the relegation zone
Fluminense loses at the Maracaná and falls to the relegation zone

Fluminensecurrent champion of the Copa Libertadores, lost this Saturday against all odds, 1-2, against Atlético Goianienseat the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiroand fell to the relegation zone of the Brazilian Soccer Championship.

The team of former Brazilian coach Fernando Diniz chain three defeats in the last four days of the League, with only one victory in the nine dates played so far.

Paulo Henrique Ganso put the hosts ahead before the break, but Luiz Fernando and Colombian winger Mateo Zuleta, the latter in extra time (95), came back for a Goianiense that provisionally leaves the relegation places to the second divisionwhere Fluminense now sleeps.

The Rio team left their stadium booed by their own fans in a rough end to the game that ended with a brawl between the players and some members of the technical commission of both teams.

Fluminense has started the Brazilian Championship on a very bad foot, although it is smiling in the Copa Libertadores, where it qualified as first in the group for the round of 16, where it will face Gremio de Porto Alegre.

In the other match of the day this Saturday, Red Bull Bragantino beat Juventude 2-1 with a double from Helinho and despite playing almost the entire match with one less player due to the expulsion of full-back Jadsom Silva.

With these three points, the São Paulo team occupies fifth position, while Juventude remains in the middle of the table, awaiting the rest of the day’s results.

The highlight of this Sunday will be the duel between Athletico Paranaense and Flamengo with the leadership at stake.

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