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THE BALL – Penalty sends Paulo Sousa to the Carioca final (Brazil)

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Flamengo, led by Portuguese Paulo Sousa, beat Vasco da Gama 1-0 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Portugal). The only goal of the game was scored by the inevitable Gabigol, already close to the break, from the penalty spot.

The decisive blow of the match came after a corner kick taken from the right by Flamengo’s attack. After viewing the images of the offer, the referee understood that defender Anderson Conceição touched the ball with his hand trying to direct, signaling the corresponding penalty. View Auction:

The two teams will face each other again on Sunday, always at the Maracanã, deciding the passage to the final of the Carioca Championship. To avoid the qualification of Paulo Sousa’s team, Vasco da Gama must win by two goals or more, since Flamengo also has an advantage for the best classification of the first phase of the State.

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