Corinthians 1-0 Flamengo: Corinthians get back on track with a narrow home win

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Corinthians defeated Flamengo 1-0 on Sunday at Neo Quimica Arena. Corinthians arrived at the match looking pick up points after losing their last match 4-0 to Fluminense whilst Flamengo were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Santos FC and America Mineiro. As the table looks today, Corinthians and Flamengo currently occupy 2nd and 8th spots in the table, with 29 points and 21 points respectively after 16 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on Corinthians who started the second half well, when Rodinei found the net, at 52 minutes, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Corinthians included Gustavo Da Silva, Roni, Bruno Mendez, Bruno Melo and Giovane Santana do Nascimento for Victor Cantillo, Lucas Piton Crivellaro, Rafael Ramos, Giuliano and Adson, repectively. Flamengo brought on Gustavo Henrique, Marinho, Pedro, Everton Ribeiro and Lazaro, to replace Rodrigo Caio, Thiago Maia, Matheus Franca, Vitinho and Victor Hugo Gomes Silva.

There were bookings for Rafael Ramos and Giovane Santana do Nascimento from Corinthians. For Flamengo, Fabricio Bruno, Joao Gomes and Pedro saw yellow.

Corinthians will next play Ceará away, with Flamengo facing Coritiba at home.

Technical card:
Corinthians:Cassio, Gil, Raul Gustavo, Fabio Santos, Rafael Ramos (Bruno Mendez, min.65), Du Queiroz, Victor Cantillo (Gustavo Da Silva, min.46), Lucas Piton Crivellaro (Roni, min.46), Giuliano (Bruno Melo, min.65), Roger Guedes and Adson (Giovane Santana do Nascimento, min.80)
Flamengo:Santos, Rodinei, Fabricio Bruno, Rodrigo Caio (Gustavo Henrique, min.23), Ayrton Lucas, Matheus Franca (Pedro, min.61), Victor Hugo Gomes Silva (Lazaro, min.81), Thiago Maia (Marinho, min.61), Joao Gomes, Vitinho (Everton Ribeiro, min.62) and Gabriel Barbosa
Stadium:Neo Quimica Arena
Goals:Rodinei (1-0, min. 52)