Flamengo, coached by Paulo Sousa, suffered its first defeat in the 2022 Brazilian Championship, losing in Curitiba, to Atletico Paranaense, 0-1, with a goal by David Terrance, from a penalty kick, in the 32nd minute.
The team led by Paulo Sousa came from two draws (1-1 over Atletico Goianianci and 0-0 at home to Palmeiras) and a victory (3-1, at the Estadio de Maracana, over São Paulo) in the tournament.
Nevertheless, the Portuguese coach confronted the journalists with a dose of optimism:
“We started very well, especially in the first 10 minutes. However, we did not create chances to score goals. The match was balanced and the fair result was a draw. We had a lot of volume in the wings, but in the attacking transformations we lost the ball in the first and second passes. The opponent grew He created situations close to our goal. We created enough chances for a draw, but we lacked more aggression,” he noted.
Flamengo’s next match is the Copa Libertadores, against Chile’s Universidad Católica, at the San Carlos de Abukindo Stadium in Santiago on Thursday.
Rio de Janeiro leads Group H with six points: two games and two wins.
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