Fortaleza 6-0 Bragantino: Fortaleza smash their opponents for six

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Fortaleza EC banked all three points against the Red Bull Bragantino in a 6-0 victory on Thursday, at Estadio Castelao. Fortaleza were aiming to improve their league standing following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Atlético Goianense in their previous game, while Bragantino had lost their previous match against America Mineiro. Fortaleza are now in 8th place on the table and have 52 points while Bragantino sit in 14th with 44 points after 37 matches.

Fortaleza started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Jose Welison opened the rout, 26 minutes in. Fortaleza looked to have the match under control when they scored again to grab the advantage, thanks to a goal from Hercules Pereira Do Nascimento, 37 minutes in to establish a 2-0. Fortaleza looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Pedro Rocha after 42 minutes to establish a 3-0. However they weren’t finished yet and Silvio Romero made it 4-0 just before half-time to see out the first half 4-0.

Fortaleza once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Silvio Romero found the net once more after 57 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and Thiago Galhardo made it 6-0 just before the final whistle to give a final score of 6-0.

Substitutions for Fortaleza included Thiago Galhardo, Brayan Ceballos, Ronald, Lucas Lima and Moises Vieira da Veiga for Pedro Rocha, Tinga, Hercules Pereira Do Nascimento, Juninho Capixaba and Romarinho, respectively. Bragantino replaced Gabriel Novaes, Nathan Camargo dos Santos, Alerrandro, Ramon and Welliton Silva de Azevedo Matheus with Miguel, Marcos Vinicios, Werik Popo, Douglas Mendes and Carlos Eduardo.

There were bookings for Jose Welison from Fortaleza. For Bragantino, Natan, Douglas Mendes, Marcos Vinicios and Jadsom saw yellow.

Fortaleza will next travel to Santos FC, while Bragantino will face Fluminense at home.

Technical card:
Fortaleza EC:Fernando Miguel, Tinga (Brayan Ceballos, min.61), Emanuel Britez, Titi, Juninho Capixaba (Lucas Lima, min.67), Romarinho (Moises Vieira da Veiga, min.75), Silvio Romero, Caio Alexandre, Jose Welison, Hercules Pereira Do Nascimento (Ronald, min.66) and Pedro Rocha (Thiago Galhardo, min.61)
Red Bull Bragantino:Cleiton, Douglas Mendes (Ramon, min.69), Natan, Leonardo Realpe, Luan Candido, Carlos Eduardo (Welliton Silva de Azevedo Matheus, min.70), Miguel (Gabriel Novaes, min.46), Lucas Evangelista, Jadsom, Marcos Vinicios (Nathan Camargo dos Santos, min.46) and Werik Popo (Alerrandro, min.46)
Stadium:Estadio Castelao
Goals:Jose Welison (1-0, min. 26), Hercules Pereira Do Nascimento (2-0, min. 37), Pedro Rocha (3-0, min. 42), Silvio Romero (4-0, min. 45), Silvio Romero (5-0, min. 57) and Thiago Galhardo (6-0, min. 90)