Vasco da Gama defeated Flamengo, by the score of 1 to 0, on the night of last Sunday, the 5th, at Maracanã, in a game valid for the tenth round of the 2023 Carioca Championship.
With this victory, Gigante da Colina occupies the third place in the classification table of the State of Rio de Janeiro, with 20 points conquered.
In this way, Cruz-Maltino depends only on its own strength in the last round to be able to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.
For Team da Gávea, the conquest of the Guanabara Cup was postponed, which is now scheduled for Wednesday. With this defeat against Vasco, Fla stopped at 23 points and will now have to decide the title against Fluminense, also at Maracanã, on the 8th.
In addition to the setback, Rubro-Negro lost the position of best defense in the competition. This brand now belongs to Tricolor das Laranjeiras.
With the goal conceded against Vasco da Gama, Fla’s defensive sector had 4 goals conceded, while Flu’s defense has only 3 goals conceded.
Last night, what was seen was a very balanced game. The only goal of the match, which was scored at 3 minutes of the final stage, by the right side Puma Rodríguez, sealed the final score of the match in favor of Vasco da Gama.
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Last round of Carioca Championship will be decisive
As previously reported, Flamengo decides the title of the Guanabara Cup against Fluminense, on the night of next Wednesday, the 8th, at 9:10 pm, Brasília time, in Maracanã.
A draw already guarantees the trophy for Team da Gávea. For Tricolor das Laranjeiras, only victory matters if they want to be the champion.
The last round of the State still reserves strong emotions in the fight for the last spots for the semifinals. Vasco, Volta Redonda and Botafogo are still in contention.
The first two depend only on their own strength to be able to advance in the phase. Gigante da Colina receives Bangu, on Thursday, the 9th, at 7:30 pm, Brasília time, in São Januário.
Voltaço faces Boavista, away from home, at 21:10 on Wednesday. On the same day and time, Glorioso faces Portuguesa, needing to win and depending on a stumble by Vasco or Volta Redonda to advance to the semifinals.