THE Basque faced yet another obstacle in the Carioca Championship and this time, Gigante da Colina ended in a 1-1 tie with Audax-RJ, this Thursday (19), at Estádio Luso-Brasileiro. With the stumbling block, the team from São Januário remains without victories in the competition.
The next challenge for the team from São Januário will be against Portuguesa-RJ, next Thursday. In this way, the Basque will have its starting lineup available. It is worth remembering that the team is still in Florida, in the United States, where they will play a friendly against Inter Miami, next Saturday.
In the duel, Audax-RJ was not intimidated by Gigante da Colina and went on the attack, scoring five minutes into the first half. In a move from the left, Rafael Lopes received a cross and finished without marking. A big failure of the Vasco defence.
With the disadvantage on the scoreboard, Cruzmaltino found it difficult to create moves in the offensive sector. Matheus Barbosa, Juninho and Galarza were neutralized by the marking of Audax-RJ, which generated dismay in the crowd. The best performance went to Paulo Victor, who did not give up and sought to create new plays.
The technical break brought a new spirit to the Vasco team and within that prism, Juninho and Galarza managed to create good goal chances. While the first finished over the goal, the second secured the tie after a play with Paixão.
Both teams kept pace in the second half. Vsco’s failures persisted and Audax-RJ came close to scoring. Emilio Faro still tried to change the team, putting GB, one of the highlights of Copinha. The attacker even tried to surprise, but the game ended in 1 to 1.
2nd ROUND OF THE CARIOCA CHAMPIONSHIP
AUDAX RIO 1 X 1 VASCO
Place: Luso-Brazilian, Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Date and time: Thursday (19/01), at 21:10 (Brasilia)
Referee: Bruno Mota Correia (RJ)
Assistants: Rodrigo Figueiredo Henrique Corrêa (RJ) and Thiago Filemon Soares Pinto (RJ)
Audience/Income: 2,087 (payer); 2,379 (present); BRL 80,250.00
Yellow Cards: Emerson Urso, Junior Lopes, Thomáz Kaick (Audax Rio); Rodrigo, Robson, GB (Vasco)
Goals: Rafael Lopes (5′ of the 1st half / 1-0); Galarza (29′ of the 1st half / 1-1)
AUDAX-RJ (Coach: Junior Lopes)
Leandro; Lucas Motta, Rafael Castro, Thomáz Kayck and Kaio; Kéverton, Diego Valderrama (PH) and Higo Leite (Diego Miticov); Romarinho (Pablo Thomaz), Raphael Lopes (Carlinhos) and Emerson Urso (Jackson Caucaia).
VASCO (Coach: Emílio Faro)
Halls; Rodrigo, Robson, Zé Vitor and Paulo Victor; Matheus Barbosa (Lyncon), Galarza (Juan) and Juninho (Rayan); Erick (Barros), Zé saints (GB) and Passion