Vasco stayed in the 1-1 tie with Ceará on Monday in São Januário, at the end of the final round of the first round of the Brazilian championship. The result raged the fans of the Carioca team, who after the last whistle signaled the team and sang "team without shame".
In addition to the weak football presented, the irritation of the stands comes from the position of the team on the leaderboard. Vasco is in 15th place, with 20 points, only one of the relegation zones. Visitors are penultimate, with 17.
It is worth remembering that the Carioca team closes the first half of the competition with two fewer games. The team had postponed the matches against Santos, for the third round and Atlético-PR, before the 15th. The game against the Paulistas will be in Pacaembu on September 27th. The clash against the Paranaenses was postponed for August 29th in the Arena da Baixada.
The Vasco debut in the second round of the Brasileira against Atletico-MG on Thursday at 8 pm in the Independência stadium in Belo Horizonte. Ceará played already before the 20th lap, 1-1 equal with Santos in an early game. With that, the team returns to the field on Sunday, against São Paulo, in Morumbi, for the 21st round.
Monday's game was the first from interim Valdir Bigode to lead the team after Jorginho left. And for that match he tried to make Vasco offensive, with only one home volley, Desábato. He still sent Wagner to the vacancy of Andrey and promoted Argentine Maxi Lopez's debut as a starter – he entered the second half of the game against Palmeiras.
The changes took effect because both participated in the game of the team's goal from Rio. In the second half Maxi Lopez and Wagner played. But Ceará reacted and left everything the same with Tiago Alves. Vasco had one more player in the last ten minutes after the resignation of Samuel Xavier, but failed to take advantage of the advantage.
THE GAME – In the first half Vasco encountered difficulties in penetrating the boom of Ceará. And to make matters worse, he saw the opponent balance the game and also create opportunities to open the score. The Rio team was even frightening in ball games. Wagner left the first mistake and Everson saved. In the other, Pikachu hit, the ball deflected into the barrier, Giovanni Augusto kicked, there were nine bypass and the goalkeeper saved.
Ceará answered and made almost the first. Arthur missed the volley, but the ball was left to Richardson, who eliminated with danger. Due to the lack of aggressiveness of the attacking sector, Vasco's players in the locker room fell under fanboet.
In the second half, Vasco tried to keep the opponent in the corner and scare the ball again. Pikachu skipped Everton's goal. The goal came 14 minutes thanks to a failure by defender Luiz Otávio. He tried to drive away, but sent the ball into the area. Maxi Lopez dominated and rolled over to Wagner who hit Everson's left corner, who did not even move.
In the series, the team from Rio lost an excellent opportunity to expand. Giovanni Augusto came on the left after a nice move from the left. Everson has done a miracle. The Ceará then went to the attack and found the badger. Ricardinho took a corner and Tiago Alves sent the ball over the goal.
Ten minutes after time Vasco remained a player. Samuel Xavier gave Vinicius Araujo a big mistake, he received a second yellow card and was sent off. Vasco then went to everything or nothing and pressed. But the best chance came only in additions. Pikachu's Vinicius Araujo hit the ground hardly, but missed the ball and he went straight into the keeper's arms. The defender is saved.
VASCO 1 X 1 CEARÁ
VASCO – Martín Silva; Luiz Gustavo, Bruno Silva, Leandro Castán (Lenon) and Ramon (Henrique); Desábato, Yago Pikachu, Giovanni Augusto and Thiago Galhardo; Wagner (Vinícius Araújo) and Maxi López. Technical: Valdir Mustache.
CEARÁ – Éverson; Samuel Xavier, Tiago Alves, Luiz Otávio and João Lucas; Richardson, Edinho and Ricardinho; Calyson (Reina), Arthur (Fabinho) and Leandro Carvalho (Felipe Azevedo). Technician: Lisca.
GOL – Wagner, at 14 and Tiago Alves, 20 minutes in the second half.
ARBITRATOR – Vinícius Gonçalves Dias Araujo (SP)
YELLOW MAP – Maxi López (Vasco); Vinicius Araujo (Ceará).
RED CARD – Samuel Xavier (Ceará)
PUBLIC – pay 15,093 (15,589 in total)
INCOME – R $ 378,105.00
LOCATION: Stadium São Januário, in Rio