Botafogo 0 – America 0: Goalless draw leaves both teams frustrated

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Botafogo were helde ach other to a 0-0 draw by America on Sunday at Nilton Santos. Both Botafogo and America arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Botafogo were looking to continue their good run, following a 3-1 victory against Fortaleza EC. America were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-0 victory against Coritiba. Botafogo are now in 14th place, with 30 points from 26 matches, while America sit in 8th, with 35 points from 26.

Substitutions for Botafogo included Gabriel Appelt and Lucas Piazon for Lucas Fernandes and Joao Victor, respectively. America brought on Alexandre Egea, Gonzalo Mastriani, Matheusinho, Aloisio and Iago Maidana, to replace Leandro Martinez, Henrique Almeida, Everaldo, Felipe Azevedo and Ricardo Silva.

There were bookings for Joao Victor from Botafogo. For America, Leandro Martinez, Henrique Almeida, Lucas Kal, Marlon Matheus and Aloisio saw yellow.

Botafogo next face Coritiba while America are at home to Corinthians.

Technical card:
Botafogo:Roberto Fernandez, Renzo Saravia, Adryelson, Victor Cuesta, Fernando Marcal, Joao Victor (Lucas Piazon, min.66), Carlos Eduardo, Lucas Fernandes (Gabriel Appelt, min.65), Tche Tche, Jefferson Ruan Pereira dos Santos and Soares
America Mineiro:Matheus, Raul Caceres, Ricardo Silva (Iago Maidana, min.77), Eder Ferreira, Marlon Matheus, Leandro Martinez (Alexandre Egea, min.63), Lucas Kal, Juninho, Everaldo (Matheusinho, min.71), Henrique Almeida (Gonzalo Mastriani, min.63) and Felipe Azevedo (Aloisio, min.77)
Stadium:Nilton Santos