Flamengo 1-2 Avai: Hosts stunned by Avai at Maracana

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Avai earned hard-fought win over Flamengo 2-1 on Saturday at Maracana. Flamengo arrived with the intention of improving their league position after a 2-2 draw against Juventude whilst Avai were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-0 victory against Ceará. Following this match, Flamengo are now in 5th place on the table and have 62 points while Avai sit in 17th with 35 points after 38 matches.

Flamengo scored first, when Wellington found the net, at 42 minutes. However, their lead was short-lived, as Marcinho equalised for Avai just before half-time, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

Avai continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Felipe Silva found the net, 79 minutes in, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Flamengo included Andre Luiz, Thiago Maia, Hugo Souza, Kayke David Pereira and Matheuzinho for Marinho, Diego, Diego Alves, Arturo Vidal and Joao Gomes, respectively. Avai brought on Andrey, Luis Eduardo Gaspar Coelho, Felipinho and Diego Matos, to replace Eduardo Biasi, Pablo Dyego, Marcinho and Natanael.

The referee booked Lucas Ventura for Avai.

Technical card:
Flamengo:Diego Alves (Hugo Souza, min.65), Rodinei, David Luiz, Leo Pereira, Ayrton Lucas, Arturo Vidal (Kayke David Pereira, min.81), Diego (Thiago Maia, min.57), Joao Gomes (Matheuzinho, min.81), Gabriel Barbosa, Marinho (Andre Luiz, min.46) and Everton
Avai:Gledson, Thales, Wellington, Felipe Silva, Natanael (Diego Matos, min.90), Marcinho (Felipinho, min.74), Eduardo Biasi (Andrey, min.62), Jean Cleber, Lucas Ventura, Pablo Dyego (Luis Eduardo Gaspar Coelho, min.63) and Vitinho
Goals:Wellington (1-0, min. 42), Marcinho (1-1, min. 45) and Felipe Silva (1-2, min. 79)