Flamengo defeated Sao Paulo 0-2 with Arturo Vidal from the start. In the first goal, the King returns the kick from the side to promote the center that ended in the goal of Lázaro.
Arturo Vidal played his second game as a starter for Flamengo, the fifth he has played since his arrival in the land of samba and was a 0-2 away win against Sao Paulo, for date 21 of the Serie A at the Brasileirao, in the Cícero Pompeu stadium in Toledo, the Morumbi.
Without being able to shine with his own lights in a frictional duel in midfield, King Arthur managed to participate in Lázaro’s goal in the 0-1 partial, at 6 minutes. It should be noted that Erick Pulgar has not yet appeared in Dorival Júnior’s call after recently arriving at Fla.
Vidal supported the side kick, quickly returned Ayrton towards the line and the center from the left was captured by Lázaro to beat goalkeeper Felipe Alves with a header.
Already in the second half, Vidal suffered a strong tackle from Giuliano Galoppo that left the Chilean in pain and gave him a fright, but King finally managed to get up without major problems. King Arthur was replaced at 65′ by Thiago Maia.
When the duel ended and Sao Paulo was looking for a tie, Gabriel Barbosa went on a counterattack and sentenced the victory in stoppage time, scoring the second goal for Mengao (90’+4).
Flamengo’s next game will be this Tuesday the 9th at home against Corinthians for the second leg of the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals. Later they will host Athletico Paranaense for Brasileirao.
With the victory, Flamengo climbs to third place in the table with 36 points and continues to chase the point guard Palmeiras (42). Sao Paulo is 11th with 26 units.