Yan Tavares

Botafogo

Glorioso returns to the field next Sunday (15), to face Fortaleza, at Nilton Santos, for the sixth round of Série B

Photo: Thiago Ribeiro/AGIF
Photo: Thiago Ribeiro/AGIF

In great style, Botafogo secured, on the night of this Thursday (12), their classification to the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil. With the crowd at Engenhão, Glorioso beat Ceilândia-DF 3-0, with goals from Matheus Nascimento and Patrick de Paula. The score is the same applied by the Club in the first leg, adding 6 to 0 on aggregate at the end of the match.

With the vacancy already forwarded by the result built in the first leg, Alvinegro took to the field with a team full of news. Coach Luis Castro took advantage of the match to give space to players who have been playing less in recent games, such as Patrick de Paula, Lucas Piazon, Matheus Nascimento and Chay, in addition to providing opportunities for young players, such as Romildo and Hugo. Diego Gonçalves was another novelty in the lineup. And the experiments worked.

General Severiano’s team took control of the game and opened the scoring at the end of the first half, with Patrick de Paula taking advantage of the area to score his first goal with the white shirt. In the second stage, the dominance of the hosts was maintained and the chances came naturally. The young striker Matheus Nascimento took advantage and went to the net twice.

“I’m very happy with the performance I had today, being able to score the two goals and helping my team, which is the most important thing. I’m also very happy for this moment at the Club. I arrived at Botafogo when I was 11, I have a beautiful history here and I want to stay to do more. And the crowd is always present like this, it will only help us on the field”, commented Matheus. The game also marked the debuts of defender Klaus and Finnish left-back Niko Hämäläinen, who has been in the crowd’s favor since the moment he took to the field. Owner and captain, Joel Carli became the foreigner with the most performances in Botafogo’s history.

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