Monday, April 23, 2018

Copa do Brasil Wrap: Internacional steal late draw

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 Sep 2013


Internacional salvaged their Copa do Brasil quarter-final first leg with Atletico Paranaense late on, earning a 1-1 home draw.

Otavinho scored in the 89th minute to draw Internacional level, after Atletico PR midfielder Joao Paulo saw red five minutes prior as the momentum swung the way of Dunga’s men.

Atletico PR substitute Fran Merida was also dismissed late on, earning his marching orders deep into injury time, which leaves head coach Vagner Mancini with a selection headache for the second leg in Curitiba.

Earlier, it was a dream start for Atletico as Paulo Baier score on five minutes to stun the home fans at the Estadio do Vale.

Goias were the only side to emerge out of the quarter-final first legs with a lead, as they came from behind to beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 at home.

Vasco took a lead in just the second minute when Edmilson found the back of the net, only for the hosts at Estado de Goias to equalise from the penalty spot, with Walter dispatching of the spot kick.

The sides remained all square until Roni put away an assist from Walter on 74 minutes, to give Goias the advantage at the midway point of the final-eight contest.

Botafogo were forced to arrest a deficit to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Flamengo, with Edilson’s goal cancelling out Andre Santos’ opener, while Corinthians were held 0-0 at home to Gremio.


SoccerNews is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.



Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
More More