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Brasileirão Matchday 22 Roundup

Last Updated on September 4, 2023 8:14 pm by Erwin Noguera

Botafogo received an unexpected blow in the Brasileirão: they lost at the Nilton Santos stadium. That was the big surprise of Matchday 22, and the executioner was Flamengo, led by the criticized Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli.

Bruno Henrique was the hero of the ‘Mengao’, which consolidated its position at the top of the league and gave life to the ‘Fogao’s’ pursuers.

Athletico Paranaense, meanwhile, salvaged a point at home, drawing 1-1 with Atlético Mineiro with a late goal from Vitor Roque.

In addition, Gremio reaffirmed their recovery and beat Cuiabá 2-0, thus consolidating their position as one of the teams that want to achieve the miracle and take the title away from Botafogo.

Matchday 22 Games

Botafogo 1-2 Flamengo

Athletico-PR 1-1 Atlético-MG

Goiás 0-0 Internacional

Gremio 2-0 Cuiabá

Corinthians 0-0 Palmeiras

Fluminense 1-0 Fortaleza

América-MG 2-0 Santos

Bahía 1-1 Vasco

Cruzeiro 0-0 Bragantino

São Paulo – Coritiba (postponed)

Brasileirão Série A Matchday 22: Athletico Paranaense 1-1 Atlético-MG


Saturday, September 2 at 03:00 PM ET in the Arena do Baixada

Moneyline odds:

Paranaense +127 

Atlético Mineiro +193

Draw Offs: 


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In Curitiba, the score was opened early in the 6th minute, when Pedrinho sent in a cross from the left flank, and in the heart of the area, Paulinho sent the ball into the net. At 78′, striker Vitor Roque took a rebound from his shot and equalized at home.

The ‘Furacao’ is in seventh place with 34 points and is the fourth-best home team in the league, with 25 points in 12 matches. On the other hand, the ‘Galo’ is ninth with 31 points and has only lost one of its last six matches, which shows an improvement in its performance.

Brasileirão Série A Matchday 22: Botafogo 1-2 Flamengo


Saturday, September 2 at 08:00 PM ET in the Nilton Santos Olimpic Stadium

Moneyline odds:

Botafogo +133 

Flamengo +204

Draw Offs: 


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The big surprise of the day took place at the Nilton Santos stadium, where for the first time this season Botafogo dropped points and lost 2-1 to Flamengo, one of the teams at the top of the table.

The ‘Mengao’ took the lead after 2 minutes with an own goal by Marlon Freitas, who failed to reject a cross from the right flank. The ‘Fogao’ found the parity at 19′, when Victor Sá grabbed a bad clearance from the rival defense and in the area, he inflated the net with a shot to the left post.

The winning goal for the team from Rio de Janeiro came in the 73rd minute, thanks to a mid-range shot by Bruno Henrique.

After 11 straight victories, Botafogo lost its first home game but remains the leader of the Brasileirão with 51 points, 10 more than Palmeiras, who tied goalless with Corinthians. Flamengo is in fourth place with 39.

Brasileirão Série A Matchday 22: Gremio 2-0 Cuiabá


Sunday, September 3 at 10:00 AM ET in the Arena do Gremio

Moneyline odds:

Cuiabá +422 

Gremio -143

Draw Offs: 


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Second win in a row for Gremio, who beat Cuiabá 2-0 with goals by Luis Suárez and Rikelme in an own goal.

The Uruguayan’s goal came in the 30th minute when he was set up in the area by Pepe and scored with a shot with the outside edge of his left foot. The striker is proving to Marcelo Bielsa that, despite his age, he can still play for the Uruguayan national team, after the coach was asked a lot about it in the press this week.

The goal against came after a rebound from goalkeeper Walter hit the fullback Rikelme, putting the ball into his net.

The ‘Tricolor’ of Porto Alegre is third with 39 points but with one game less than its rivals. It is worth noting that Renato Portaluppi’s team is the second with the most points in the last 10 games, with a total of 19.

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