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Leão do Pici returns to the field next Thursday (16), to face Avaí, in Ressacada, for the 12th round of the Brazilian

Photo: Pedro H. Tesch/AGIF
Photo: Pedro H. Tesch/AGIF

Fortaleza left Castelão’s lawn, on the night of this Sunday (12), once again without winning the Brasileirão, and criticized by the fans. The team led by Juan Pablo Vojvoda was 0-0 with Athletico-PR, in a match valid for the 11th round, and remains isolated in the lantern of the national competition. In another match in the championship, the tricolor team performed well, but failed to win. It was the first performance after 11 rounds, without conceding a goal. But with difficulties to define the plays in the attacking field, the hosts were not able to go to the nets.

“Today we dominated the match, as we have in recent games. And as we have been saying, there is a lack of efficiency in the submissions. We are sinning on this. Unfortunately, we just have to apologize to our fan, who has been coming to the stadium to support us, because the ball is not coming in. We need to be efficient at the front, as we were back there today. First game without conceding a goal, it’s already an evolution. We just need to be more careful with the submissions”, commented defender Marcelo Benevenuto, in an interview with Premiere, after the final whistle.

The defender also emphasized that the team has sinned by the excess of will to solve the games and pointed out a goal to get out of the Z-4. “I don’t even say it’s despair. It’s a desire to score. I think that with so much desire to score, we are losing opportunities. We have to get out of this situation in the first round, because if we turn the round like this, it will be desperate. We will work to get out of this as soon as possible.”

This was Leão do Pici’s second straight draw, playing in front of his fans. After beating Flamengo at Maracanã, Vojvoda’s team drew at home with Goiás and now with Hurricane. With the setbacks, the Club parks at seven points, three behind Juventude, 19th. For Botafogo and Flamengo, which comes just above the Z-4, the distance is five points.

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