Fluminense 4-0 Juve: Bottom-side Juventude suffer at the Maracana

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Fluminense banked all three points against the Juventude in a 4-0 victory on Thursday, at Maracana. Fluminense were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against Flamengo away and Fortaleza EC at home, by 2-1 and 2-1 respectively. Juve, meanwhile, had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Fortaleza EC. Fluminense are now in 2nd place, with 51 points from 28 matches, while Juve sit in 20th, with 19 points from 28.

Fluminense started the first half well, when German Cano opened the rout, at 19 minutes. Fluminense then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Samuel Xavier, 28 minutes in, finishing the first half 2-0.

Fluminense continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Jhon Arias in the 56th minute. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Michel Araujo just before the final whistle to make it 4-0.

Substitutions for Fluminense included David Duarte, Willian, Nathan, Yago Felipe and Michel Araujo for Nino, German Cano, Ganso, Felipe Melo and Jhon Arias, respectively. Juve brought on Guilherme Parede, Jean Irmer, Cesar Augusto, William Matheus and Gabriel Tota, to replace Felipe Pires, Paulo Miranda, Jose Guilherme Guidolin Pegorari, Capixaba and Chico.

There were bookings for David Duarte from Fluminense, and Capixaba, for Juve.

Next up, Fluminense are away to Atl. Mineiro, whilst Juve will travel to face Athletico Paranaense.

Technical card:
Fluminense:Fabio Lopes, Samuel Xavier, Nino (David Duarte, min.58), Felipe Melo (Yago Felipe, min.76), Cristiano, Matheus Martins, Ganso (Nathan, min.76), Andre, Matheus Martinelli, Jhon Arias (Michel Araujo, min.87) and German Cano (Willian, min.76)
Juventude:Jose Guilherme Guidolin Pegorari (Cesar Augusto, min.63), Nogueira, Vitor Mendes, Paulo Miranda (Jean Irmer, min.62), Rodrigo, Jadson, Elton, Capixaba (William Matheus, min.84), Isidro Pitta, Felipe Pires (Guilherme Parede, min.61) and Chico (Gabriel Tota, min.84)
Goals:German Cano (1-0, min. 19), Samuel Xavier (2-0, min. 28), Jhon Arias (3-0, min. 56) and Michel Araujo (4-0, min. 88)