Flamengo draws goalless with Vélez Sarsfield, but ends in the lead of Group G – Prime Time Zone


Rubro-negro closed the group stage with 12 points against 10 points of the Argentines

NAYRA HALM / FOTOARENA / ESTADÃO CONTENTFlamengo and Vélez advanced to the round of 16 of the Libertadores

In the dispute for the leadership of the Group G gives Liberators cup, O Flamengo goalless draw with the Velez Sarsfield and finished first in the bracket with 12 points (three wins and three draws). Second was Vélez himself with 10 points. THE LDU of Quito won by 5 to 1 the Union La Calera and finished third, advancing to the second phase of the Sul-Americana. At Maracanã, the game was very disputed. After three minutes, Arrascaeta submitted and hit the post. At 14, it was Vélez’s turn to scare Janson by deflecting the ball in the small area for Diego Alves’ great defense. In the remainder of the first half, the Argentine team performed more in the opponent’s area, but failed to be effective.

In the second half, the scenario was more favorable to the red-blacks. On two minutes, Gustavo Henrique headed a header after crossing, but sent it up. Everton Ribeiro had four great chances, but stopped in defense. At 43, Vitinho received from Isla and kicked over the goal. In extra time, Ortega took the second yellow card and was sent off. Even with so many chances, the game ended in 0-0. On Tuesday, June 1st, the Conmebol will draw the round of 16. Flamengo returns to the field for the Brazilian Championship 2021 against Palmeiras next Sunday, 30, at 16h (Brasília time).