RIO. Grêmio was able to turn the tables against Vasco da Gama to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the first half. It was Vasco da Gama to strike first with an early goal of Leo Matos at the 4′. Then it was a goal in the 10′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Thaciano gave the win to Grêmio in the 20′ minute. Vasco da Gama was unquestionably superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the Arena do Grêmio stadium in Rio on Sunday and it started at 4:00 pm local time. The referee was Raphael Claus with the help of Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis and Alex Ang Ribeiro. The 4th official was Jonathan Benkenstein Pinheiro.
Vasco da Gama had a superior ball possession 61% while Grêmio was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Grêmio had a more offensive attitude with 59 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Grêmio won the match.
Grêmio shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Vasco da Gama shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
Grêmio received 3 yellow cards (Pedro Geromel, Bitelo and Diogo Barbosa). On the opposite side, Vasco da Gama received 3 yellow cards (Andrey Santos, Bruno Tubarao and L. Figueiredo).
After playing this match, Grêmio will have 50 points to sit in the 3rd place. Regarding the opposition, Vasco da Gama will stay with 45 points to sit in the 4th place.
In the next match in the Serie B, Grêmio will host Brusque on the 4th of November with a 0-0 head to head statistic.
Vasco da Gama will play away agasint Ituano on the 4th of November with a 0-0 head to head statistic.
Grêmio – Formation
Grêmio adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Renato Portaluppi decided to play with the following team: Brenno, Edílson , Pedro Geromel , Bruno Alves , Diogo Barbosa , Mathias Villasanti , Bitello , Gabriel Teixeira , Jaminton Campaz , Guilherme Augusto and Diego Souza .
The home team had on the bench: Gabriel Grando, Elkeson, Rodrigo Ferreira, Thiago Rosa, Gabriel Silva, Lucas Leiva, Pedro Lucas, Lucas Silva, Gustavo Martins, Thiago Santos , Nata and Thaciano .
Grêmio could not rely on the presence of Thaciano (injured).
Grêmio made 5 changes: J. Campaz for Thaciano (8′), Bitelo for Thiago Santos (69′), Thaciano for Lucas Leiva (69′), Diego Souza for C. Elkeson (88′) and Guilherme Augusto for Lucas Silva (89′).
Best player: Edílson
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Grêmio was Edílson even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 25 passes (60% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 18. He performed 9 crosses.
Vasco da Gama – Formation
Also Vasco da Gama adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Jorge José de Amorim Campos played with: Thiago Rodrigues, Léo Matos , Anderson Conceição , Juan Quintero , Edimar , Yuri Lara , Andrey Santos , Marlon Gomes , Nenê , Alex Teixeira and Raniel .
They had on the bench: Fábio Gomes, Zé Gabriel, Paulo Victor, Erick, Halls, Figueiredo , Danilo Boza, Carlos Palacios, Bruno Tubarão , Gabriel Pec, Juninho and Matheus Ribeiro.
Vasco da Gama made 5 changes: M. Gomes for L. Figueiredo (59′), A. Teixeira for Bruno Tubarao (60′), Raniel for Fabio Gomes (75′), Yuri Lara for Juninho (76′) and Leo Matos for C. Palacios (88′).
Best player: Nenê
The player that probably impressed the most for Vasco da Gama was Nenê.
His rating iswith 42 passes (73% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 6 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie B.