Flamengo makes it 4-1 at Defensa y Justicia and is in the quarterfinals of Libertadores – Prime Time Zone


Rodrigo Caio, De Arrascaeta and Vitinho (2x) scored the winning goals; rubro-negro awaits the winner of Olimpia and Internacional

EFE/EPA/ADRIANO MACHADO / POOLRodrigo Caio and Diego celebrate Flamengo’s goal

On a Mané Garrincha with the presence of the president Jair Bolsonaro and from a few hundred fans in the stands, the Flamengo returned to win the Defense and Justice and is classified for the quarter finals of the Liberators cup. The red-black team scored 4-1 (5-1 in aggregate), goals from Rodrigo Caio, De Arrascaeta and Vitinho (2x); Loiaza declined to the Argentines. The first goal of the match came at nine minutes with the defender Rodrigo Caio taking advantage of a corner kick and rising higher than the opposing defense. On minute 41, Diego Alves tries to play, but puts the ball at the foot of Loaiza who finished and tied the game.

In the second half, at 21 minutes, Michael sent a bomb on the crossbar and on the rebound Arrascaeta replaced Flamengo in front of the scoreboard. The third goal came at 38 after Arrascaeta’s pass to vitinho, who hit a low left-hander and put the ball in the back of the net. In stoppage time, Vitinho made his second and closed the score 4-1. The aggregate result of 5-1 puts the Cariocas on the path to the winner of Olympiad e International, who face each other this Thursday, at 9:30 pm (Brasilia time). Earlier this Wednesday, Palmeiras beat Universidad Católica and take São Paulo in the next phase.