Botafogo 0-1 Flamengo: Scarlet-Black continue strong form with away win

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Flamengo eased past Botafogo in a 1-0 victory on Monday at Nilton Santos. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Botafogo wanted to improve their league standing following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Juventude in their previous game. Flamengo had managed to pick up a single point in their matchup with Palmeiras. As the table looks today, Botafogo and Flamengo currently occupy 14th and 2nd spots in the league, with 27 points and 43 points respectively after 24 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Flamengo continued to apply pressure in the second, when Arturo Vidal gave Flamengo the lead, at 58 minutes. The match ended with a 1-0 victory for the visitors.

Substitutions for Botafogo included Luis Henrique, Gabriel Appelt, Kanu, Danilo and Lucas Piazon for Joao Victor, Carlos Eduardo, Adryelson, Tche Tche and Lucas Fernandes, repectively. Flamengo brought on Everton Ribeiro, Pedro, Joao Gomes, Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Erick Pulgar, to replace Victor Hugo Gomes Silva, Lazaro, Arturo Vidal, Gabriel Barbosa and Diego.

There were bookings for Renzo Saravia, Carlos Eduardo and Danilo from Botafogo, and Arturo Vidal and Pedro, for Flamengo.

Botafogo will next play Fortaleza EC away, with Flamengo facing Ceará at home.

Technical card:
Botafogo:Roberto Fernandez, Renzo Saravia, Victor Cuesta, Adryelson (Kanu, min.75), Fernando Marcal, Joao Victor (Luis Henrique, min.67), Lucas Fernandes (Lucas Piazon, min.80), Tche Tche (Danilo, min.80), Carlos Eduardo (Gabriel Appelt, min.68), Jefferson Ruan Pereira dos Santos and Junior Santos
Flamengo:Santos, Matheuzinho, Pablo Castro, Fabricio Bruno, Ayrton Lucas, Arturo Vidal (Joao Gomes, min.74), Victor Hugo Gomes Silva (Everton Ribeiro, min.56), Diego (Erick Pulgar, min.78), Everton, Gabriel Barbosa (Giorgian De Arrascaeta, min.74) and Lazaro (Pedro, min.57)
Stadium:Nilton Santos
Goals:Arturo Vidal (0-1, min. 58)