Juventude 1-1 Avai: Bottom-side avoid home defeat

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On Saturday, Juve and Avai played out a 1-1 draw at Alfredo Jaconi. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Juve were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 4-0 to Internacional. Avai were beaten 1-0 in their previous match against Coritiba. Juve and Avai currently occupy 20th and 18th spots in the league, with 18 points and 24 points respectively after 25 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Avai fought back the second half, thanks to a goal from Bissoli in the 59th minute. In the end though, their lead was short-lived, as Chico equalised for Juve in the 70th minute, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Juve included Bruno Nazario, Thalisson Da Silva, Ruan Pereira Duarte, Jadson and Weliton Santos do Amaral for Guilherme Parede, Vitor Mendes, Oscar Ruiz, Elton and Chico, respectively. Avai brought on Paolo Guerrero, Jean Pyerre, Muriqui, Jean Cleber and Marcinho, to replace Bissoli, Matheus Galdezani, Rodrigo, Sarara and William Pottker.

There were bookings for Elton, Vitor Mendes, Felipe Pires, Jose Guilherme Guidolin Pegorari, Guilherme Parede and Bruno Nazario from Juve. For Avai, Kevin, Sarara, Raniele, William Pottker, Bruno Silva and Bissoli saw yellow.

Juve will play away against Palmeiras, while Avai will face Athletico Paranaense at home.

Technical card:
Juventude:Jose Guilherme Guidolin Pegorari, Paulo Henrique, Vitor Mendes (Thalisson Da Silva, min.80), Renato Chaves, Rafael Forster, Oscar Ruiz (Ruan Pereira Duarte, min.87), Elton (Jadson, min.87), Chico (Weliton Santos do Amaral, min.90), Guilherme Parede (Bruno Nazario, min.80), Isidro Pitta and Felipe Pires
Avai:Vladimir, Kevin, Rodrigo (Muriqui, min.80), Raniele, Bruno Cortez, Bruno Silva, Sarara (Jean Cleber, min.90), Matheus Galdezani (Jean Pyerre, min.80), William Pottker (Marcinho, min.90), Natanael and Bissoli (Paolo Guerrero, min.80)
Stadium:Alfredo Jaconi
Goals:Bissoli (0-1, min. 59) and Chico (1-1, min. 70)