Even after falling behind on the scoreboard, Internacional managed to match and complicate Curitiba in the fight for relegation.
Even after falling behind on the scoreboard, Internacional managed to match and complicate Curitiba in the fight for the relegation zone in Brazil. On Sunday night, the two teams drew 1-1 at the Coto Pereira Stadium. Luciano Castan and Vitau scored the goals of the match, one by one.
As a result, Internacional reached 12 rounds undefeated and remains in second place with 61 points. Now it is ten points behind Palmeiras, which has 71. Curitiba is experiencing a completely different moment in the table. With 35 points, he is 15th and two points above the relegation zone.
Coritiba began to put pressure on the Internacional defense. After only five minutes, Alf manga went to the baseline and withdrew. Gallarza came kicking from outside the area and came out removing the paint from the post. The visitors’ response came in the 18th minute, when Alan Patrick shot from the edge of the area and Gabriel Vasconcelos saved it.
The hosts opened the registry. In the 23rd minute, Trindade took a corner and defender Luciano Castan got past the two defenders to head into the net. From there, Internazionale went on the attack, but lacked a goal. Therefore, the first half ended with a partial victory for Curitiba.
At the turn of the second half, Internacional followed up and scored a goal with Alimao after six minutes, but the offer was invalidated after the VAR review. But minutes later, in minute 14, Vitau left everything as it was. Alan Patrick took a free kick in the middle and Vitau headed into the net.
After the goal, although both teams were ahead, the pace of the game slowed down a bit. The best chance of the equalizer came from Curitiba in the 31st minute. Regis slipped and Juan Dias entered, but the ball went away.
The teams return to the pitch in the middle of this week for their Round 34 feud. On Wednesday, Internacional hosts Ceará, at the Beira Rio Stadium, at 9:45 p.m. Meanwhile, on Thursday, Fortaleza faces Curitiba, at the Arena Castellao, at 7:00 p.m.