“He gave the intensity that Flamengo needed in attack”: in Brazil, the contribution of Arturo Vidal is illustrated in the final against Corinthians

The national midfielder, who played 63 minutes, received praise from the press after winning the title after a penalty shootout.

Flamengo, Erick Pulgar and Arturo Vidal celebrated this Wednesday evening. Mengao managed to win the Brazilian Cup after beating Corinthians 6-5 on penalties .

Although Pulgar did not pay for this game, the one who added minutes was the King, whose contribution in the 63 minutes he played was recognized by the Brazilian media.

The Lance site gave him a 6.5 (out of a possible 10) in the team head-to-head. “Great match for the Chilean. He gave the intensity Flamengo needed in attack and also stood out in defence, with good coverage. . He left the field applauded by the crowd, ”they underlined.

In turn, Globoesporte gave it a rating of 6.”He missed a few forced -and forward- passes early in the game, but contributed in some way to the offensive construction like in the counter-attack in the second half, with Gabigol, when he showed a vision of the game, ”they wrote.

He played well in midfield and covered Filipe Luís well when Fagner dribbled past him in a possible counterattack. “, they added.

In this way, Arturo Vidal added his first star to Brazilian football and added his 24th star to his personal record. The next could take place this October 29 when Mengao face Athletico Paranaense in the Copa Libertadores final which will be played in Guayaquil.

Dórival Junior highlights Vidal’s sacrifice

After the match, the Flamengo coach spoke about how his team managed to lift the title and explained the reason why he decided to replace Vidal in the second half.

Regarding the final, he said it was “two great matches. Two draws, two teams that fought well. Good times on both sides. Flamengo deserved to arrive for the campaign, for the games they presented. Special moment to win at the Maracanã as it was, the difficulties, the match itself in a way that we would not like . I have no words to describe. I really wanted to return to Flamengo, I was really looking forward to this moment, and I’m living a unique moment. There are practically 17 finals, five runners-up, 12 championships and in a few days another competition,” he commented.

About the king he confessed that “Vidal starred in the sacrifice . He has a very big swelling in his ankle. He started to put his hand on her ankle and at that moment we imagined that was it. As we did not show strength, I imagined that with the entry of Matheuzinho we would gain a little more. Little did he know he had sprained his other foot and not the problem foot and was getting back into the game. ”.

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Source: Latercera

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