Avai 1-1 Corinthians : Honours even at Estadio da Ressacada

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On Sunday, Avai and Corinthians were held to a 1-1 draw at Estadio da Ressacada. Avai arrived at the match looking pick up points after losing their last match 3-1 to America Mineiro whilst Corinthians were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Botafogo and Atl. Mineiro. As the table looks today, Avai and Corinthians are 16th, (21 points) and 2nd, (38 points), in the league respectively, after 21 matches.

Avai dominated the first half, with a goal from Bissoli at the 36 minute mark. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

Corinthians took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Fabian Balbuena in the 78th minute, leaving the final score at 1-1 draw.

Substitutions for Avai included Renato, Paolo Guerrero, Lucas Ventura and Jean Pyerre for Kevin, Bissoli, Muriqui and Eduardo Biasi, repectively. Corinthians brought on Yuri Alberto, Fausto Vera, Renato Augusto, Ramiro and Du Queiroz for Fabio Santos, Giuliano, Roni, Gustavo Da Silva and Victor Cantillo.

There were bookings for Muriqui and Vladimir from Avai, and Fausto Vera, for Corinthians.

Avai will play away against Goiás EC, while Corinthians will face Palmeiras at home.

Technical card:
Avai:Vladimir, Kevin (Renato, min.31), Bressan, Rafael Vaz, Bruno Cortez, Eduardo Biasi (Jean Pyerre, min.89), Raniele, Bruno Silva, William Pottker, Bissoli (Paolo Guerrero, min.73) and Muriqui (Lucas Ventura, min.73)
Corinthians:Cassio, Rafael Ramos, Gil, Fabian Balbuena, Fabio Santos (Yuri Alberto, min.46), Gustavo Da Silva (Ramiro, min.73), Giuliano (Fausto Vera, min.66), Victor Cantillo (Du Queiroz, min.80), Roni (Renato Augusto, min.66), Lucas Piton Crivellaro and Roger Guedes
Stadium:Estadio da Ressacada
Goals:Bissoli (1-0, min. 36) and Fabian Balbuena (1-1, min. 78)