Ceará 1-1 Goiás: Honours even at Estadio Castelao

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On Thursday, Ceará and Goiás played out a 1-1 draw at Estadio Castelao. Both Ceará and Goiás arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Ceará arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 2-1 to America Mineiro. Goiás were beaten 1-0 in their previous match against Fortaleza EC. Ceará are currently 15th with 32 points from 30 matches, while Goiás sit in 10th, with 38 points from 30.

Ceará started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Stiven Mendoza gave them the lead just before half-time

Goiás took the lead in the second half, when Nicolas found the net just before the final whistle, to level the score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Ceará included David Ricardo, Ze Roberto, Fernando Sobral, Vinicius Lima and Geovane for Lucas Ribeiro, Jo, Richardson, Stiven Mendoza and Guilherme Castilho, respectively. Goiás brought on Luan Dias da Silva, Hugo, Nicolas, Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos and Pedrinho for Marquinhos Gabriel, Savio, Diego, Auremir and Dada Belmonte.

The referee booked Richardson, Gabriel Lacerda, Vinicius Goes and Stiven Mendoza from Ceará and Vinicius Goes (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Goiás’ Diego, Hugo and Luan Dias da Silva also received a yellow.

Goiás and Ceará will next play away to Internacional and Atl. Mineiro respectively.

Technical card:
Ceará:Joao Ricardo, Nino Paraiba, Luiz Otavio, Gabriel Lacerda, Victor Luis, Lucas Ribeiro (David Ricardo, min.52), Vinicius Goes, Guilherme Castilho (Geovane, min.81), Richardson (Fernando Sobral, min.71), Jo (Ze Roberto, min.71) and Stiven Mendoza (Vinicius Lima, min.81)
Goiás EC:Tadeu, Maguinho, Lucas Halter, Reynaldo, Savio (Hugo, min.46), Diego (Nicolas, min.64), Marquinhos Gabriel (Luan Dias da Silva, min.37), Auremir (Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos, min.80), Vinicius, Dada Belmonte (Pedrinho, min.85) and Pedro Raul
Stadium:Estadio Castelao
Goals:Stiven Mendoza (1-0, min. 47) and Nicolas (1-1, min. 90)