Bahia wins again and remains close to the top

Bahia wins again and remains close to the top

With the triumph, Bahia remains in the G-4 and maintains the distance of one point from the leader Flamengo

This Wednesday (10), the Athletico-PR received, in League ArenaO Bahia for the 16th round of the Brazilian Championship 2024. In an impressive match, the Steel Squadron achieved what few can and beat Furacão in Curitiba.

Bahia started with full force and opened the scoring after just nine minutes. After a long exchange of passes, Everaldo received from Biel at the edge of the box and scored a beautiful goal at the Ligga Arena. Athletico, shaken by the early goal, began to make many passing errors. In a defensive blunder by the visitors, By Yorio kicked and Marcos Felipe spread. In the shade, Julimar kicked it out, wasting the first good chance for the Hurricane.

Shortly after, in an escape to the right, Jean Lucas crossed low and Biel extended the lead for Bahia. At 21 minutes, after a cross, Emersonn picked up the rebound and kicked, but the ball deflected off Christian and went wide. With the advantage, Bahia retreated and began to defend the result, while Athletico controlled possession and played most of the time in the attacking field, without being able to create dangerous chances. At 37 minutes, Biel scared again with a shot saved by Leo Linck. In sequence, Fernandinho he took a chance from outside the area, but sent it wide.

In the second half, Athletico changed their stance and started to create good chances right from the start. Pablo and Di Yorio threatened Marcos Felipe’s goal. In the 15th minute, after a cross into the area, Argentine Di Yorio won the ball in the air and headed it in to reduce the deficit, reducing Bahia’s advantage.

A minute later, Everaldo was released into the box, but shot wide. Athletico’s initial pressure eased and Bahia began to explore plays at speed. Thaciano had a good chance when trying to chip it, but he sent it wide. At 32 minutes, Luciano Juba took a direct free kick towards goal and had a deflection off the wall to increase the score: 3-1. Check out some data from the match:

  • Ball possession: Athletico-PR 51% x 49% Bahia
  • Finishes (accurate): Athletico-PR 19 (7); Bahia 7 (5)
  • Fouls committed: Athletico-PR 13 x 13 Bahia
  • Successful passes (%): Athletico-PR 379 (92.2%); Bahia 331 (89.5%)

With the triumph, Bahia remains in the G-4 and maintains the distance of one point from the leader Flamengo. Suffering its second consecutive defeat at home, Furacão falls behind the front runners and drops to 7th.

In the next round, Bahia returns home and prepares to receive Cuiabawhile Athletico-PR needs to change its mentality and focus on the first leg of the third phase of the Brazil’s Cupagainst Ypiranga-RS. In the Brasileirão, Furacão’s next match is against the bottom team Fluminenseat the Maracanã.

Source: sportbuzz

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