the international tied with Corinthians in 2 to 2 on Saturday night (5), in Beira-Rio, for the 18th round of the Brazilian Championship.
Renato Augusto opened the scoring, but Bruno Henrique equalized soon after. Busy, the game continued with good chances and slight colorada superiority. Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s team almost came out victorious after Fábio Santos scored a penalty in the last few minutes. However, in the last bid Luiz Adriano tied.
The result removes Alvinegro from the relegation zone: there are 20 points, in 14th place, five above Bahia, the first of Z4. already the Inter is 10th, with 24 points.
The two teams return to the field on Tuesday (8). Inter hosts River Plate (ARG) for the second leg of the round of 16 of the Libertadores, and needs to reverse the defeat in the first leg. Corinthians, on the other hand, goes with an advantage to Rosário, in Argentina, to face Newell’s Old Boys, for the round of 16 of the Sudamericana.
The tie extends the unbeaten alvinegra under the command of Luxemburgo, with seven triumphs and two draws, and the undefeated series in the direct confrontation against Inter: there are nine games tied and one won, adding a sequence of five years without defeat for Colorado.
How was the game
The confrontation started open and balanced in Beira-Rio, with Inter taking danger first, in a strong shot from distance by Maurício, which exploded on the crossbar.
But it was Corinthians who opened the scoring: Renato Augusto counted on the deflection of Vitão to beat Rochet. There was barely time for the alvinegra celebration: Bruno Henrique equalized three minutes later, in a goal disallowed for offside, but confirmed with the VAR review.
The match was busy. The best chances were for the home team, who almost turned the score around in the last minute before the break, after a goal missed by Igor Gomes.
Inter, who were already superior, were more dominant in the final stage, without Renato Augusto, who left at halftime. However, Colorado lacked aim, which did not convert.
Rochet; Igor Gomes, Vitão, Nico Hernández and De Pena; Gabriel (Johnny), Matheus Dias (Wanderson), Bruno Henrique (Aránguiz) and Mauricio (Valencia); Pedro Henrique (Alan Patrick) and Luiz Adriano. Technician: Eduardo Coudet.
Cássio, Fagner, Gil, Murillo and Fábio Santos; Maycon (Roni), Ruan Oliveira (Méndez) and Renato Augusto (Fausto Vera); Adson (Matheus Araújo), Biro (Romero) and Yuri Alberto. Technician: Vanderlei Luxemburg.