Avai 1 – Paranaense 1: Victory elusive at Estadio da Ressacada for both sides

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Avai were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Paranaense on Sunday at Estadio da Ressacada. Avai were aiming to improve their league standing after a 1-1 draw against Juventude. Paranaense were looking to extend their winning run after a 1-0 victory against Fluminense. Avai and Paranaense are 18th, (24 points) and 6th, (42 points), spots respectively, after 26 matches.

Avai found the net first, when William Pottker gave them the lead, at 22 minutes, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.

Paranaense staged a comeback in the second half, with an early goal from David Terans in the 48th minute, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Avai included Jean Pyerre, Muriqui, Thales, Eduardo Biasi and Nathan Palafoz de Sousa for Sarara, Rafael Vaz, Renato, Bruno Silva and Matheus Galdezani, respectively. Paranaense brought on David Terans, Pedrinho, Romulo, Tomas Cuello and Erick for Fernandinho, Abner, Agustin Canobbio, Pablo Felipe and Hugo Moura.

The referee booked Rafael Vaz, Matheus Galdezani and Jean Pyerre from Avai. Paranaense had the worst of it though, with Fernandinho, Vitinho and Alex Santana seeing yellow, and Vitinho (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Avai next face Atl. Mineiro while Paranaense are at home to Cuiaba.

Technical card:
Avai:Gledson, Raniele, Rafael Vaz (Muriqui, min.66), Bruno Cortez, Natanael, Renato (Thales, min.74), Matheus Galdezani (Nathan Palafoz de Sousa, min.74), Sarara (Jean Pyerre, min.56), Bruno Silva (Eduardo Biasi, min.74), William Pottker and Paolo Guerrero
Athletico Paranaense:Bento, Khellven, Thiago Heleno, Pedro Henrique, Abner (Pedrinho, min.46), Vitinho, Alex Santana, Fernandinho (David Terans, min.46), Hugo Moura (Erick, min.90), Pablo Felipe (Tomas Cuello, min.67) and Agustin Canobbio (Romulo, min.46)
Stadium:Estadio da Ressacada
Goals:William Pottker (1-0, min. 22) and David Terans (1-1, min. 48)