The Brazilian press analyzed Mingao’s victory over Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-finals of the continental championship.
Flamengo won the first round against Barcelona after beating them 2-0 in the first leg of the 2021 Libertadores Cup semi-final.. The Bruno Henrik Double After passes by Gabriel Barbosa and Vitino, he allowed the team led by Renato Gaucho to take advantage of the second leg, on September 29 at the Monumental Banco Pichincha.
for the Brazilian center Journal of Brazil flamingo”Set foot in the Copa Libertadores final”, highlighting the work done by the Rio de Janeiro team, especially in the first half, when Henrique’s goals fell.
“With a strong and convincing performance, especially in the first half, Flamengo reached the Copa Libertadores final. In front of the fans, in the Maracana, the Rio de Janeiro team beat Ecuadorean Barcelona 2-0, on a night inspired by Bruno Henrique, who decided the match by scoring two goals in the first half.” Analyzed newspaper.
In addition, he added that Henrique had the ‘old society’ with Gabriel Barbosa (Gabigol) and ‘good harmony’ with Vitinho, the co-scorers in Mingao’s conquests.
However, the Rio de Janeiro team “left the field with the impression they could have done more” because the bullfighters “played the entire second half without a single player” due to Nixon Molina’s last-minute ejection from the first-half opponent, for a midfield foul on Henrique.
The media highlighted the quality of the match, comparing it to the other key between Palmeiras and Atlético Mineiro, an unattractive and unemotional game. “Without fear of risk, both teams sought to attack, to form one of the best 45 minutes in the Libertadores.”
The media highlighted the first 15 minutes of the match, in which Barcelona searched for the opposite goal, “which is something he is not used to, and is not accustomed to facing”, and evaluated Diego Alves’ key saves against Gonzalo Mastroianni and Nixon Molina, to the six. minutes of the match. But “everything changed in the 21st minute” with the opening of the scoreboard.
The newspaper concluded that “without being threatened and also without taking more risks, Flamengo achieved a good advantage in the semi-finals of the Libertadores.” (Dr)