Maringá ties with Ituano and is out of Serie D
In the last round of Brazilian Championship from Serie D, or Maringa received at home the Ituano and drew 1-1. The opponent came out ahead with Claudinho at 28 'of the 1st half. The tie came with Vinícius at 21 'of the 2nd half. With the tie, Maringá reached 8 points and placed in 3rd place in Group A17 and ends its participation in Serie D.
Ituano, on the other hand, remains in the lead of the Group with 13 points, guaranteeing the classification for the next phase of competition. The match was played at Willie Davids Stadium, in Maringá and started at 18h.
Maringá presses, but Ituano takes the lead
Ituano needed only 50 seconds to scare, João Paulo escaped the mark and kicked hard in the corner, goalkeeper Jefersson made a great defense, avoiding the visitors' goal. Maringá responded on the set piece, Rone Dias took a corner kick and Vinícius headed in, stopping at the hands of goalkeeper Fabio. The home team explored the speed moves and almost surprised Paulo Henrique who escaped the mark, attentive, goalkeeper Fabio went ahead and took the ball. The São Paulo team's response came with Bassani risking from a distance, sure Jefersson made the defense in two stages.
The maringaense team continued to press exploring the aerial plays, mainly with the duo Rone dias and Vinícius, the opposing defense did not give space and managed to hold offensive plays. With more possession of the ball, Maringá lacked tranquility to finish, the opponent tried to answer the pressure with speed moves but also sinned in the exchange of passes, making Zebra's life easier. Maringá had the chance to open the scoring with Vinícius at 25 ', after a free kick the defender tried to clear and the ball was left to the striker who finished by bicycle and goalkeeper Fabio made a great defense.
In the next minute, another chance for Maringá, Ari took off in the middle and played for Rosivaldo who tried to finish but was blocked by the marker. Ituano responded to the pressure and swung the net with Claudinho at 28 ’, the defense did not follow the striker, who put the São Paulo team at an advantage. Maringá was not beaten and went in search of the equalizer, who almost left with 33 ', Roni Dias received in the penalty area and kicked over the goalkeeper. Shortly afterwards it was Vinícius' turn to lose the chance to tie, after a corner kick the striker got the leftover and kicked the post.
Maringá draws and says goodbye to competition
When the ball rolled again, Maringá launched the attack, mainly exploring dead balls, Zebra tried to score the equalizer but nervousness hindered the team that had difficulties to take advantage of the created chances. The equalizer could almost have come out at 10 ’in the 2nd half, a long throw for Vinícius who sent over the goal. The pressure of Maringá made the opponent lose his head and Arnaldo knocked Rone Dias into the box, the defender already had a yellow card and was sent off. Rone Dias himself went to the collection and lost.
With a numerical advantage, Maringá continued to press and at 21 'he reached the equalizer, Rosivaldo escaped the mark and kicked a cross, the ball deflected in the defender and left for Vinícius who sent it in the corner. After the equalizer, Ituano found it difficult to attack and saw the opponent grow in the match, with more possession of the ball, Maringá continued to press in search of the turnaround, but the team sinned in the submissions, making life easier for the opposing defense.
With the minutes passing and needing another goal, the Maringá team continued on the attacking field, pressing the opponent who managed to neutralize the offensives and spent the time, holding the result. Anxiety disturbs Zebra who almost scored the turning point at 38 ’with Junior Alves, who received inside the area and kicked in the net from the outside. Another chance wasted by Maringá, this time with Rosivaldo who took advantage of the ball and free kick kicked out. Ituano managed the final minutes ensuring a draw away from home.
MARINGÁ 1 X 1 ITUANO
Maringá: Jefersson; Ari, Lucas Silva, David and Flavinho; Russo (Andrezinho), Tita (Junior) and Paulo Henrique; Rosivaldo, Roni Dias and Vinícius.
Ituano: Fabio; Arnaldo, Naylhor, Leo, Kenedy and João Paulo; Rodrigo Celeste, Morato (Felipe) and Wesley; Claudinho (Ademir) and Bassani (Robson).
Technical: Tarcisio Pugliese
Date / Time: Jul 17, 2020 at 18h
Local: Willie Davids Stadium, in Maringá (PR)
Referee: João Ennio Sobral (RJ)
Assistants: Silbert Faria Sisquim (RJ) and Daniel do Espirito Santo Parro (RJ)
Yellow Cards: Arnaldo, Rodrigo Celeste (Ituano), David (Maringá).
Red card: Arnaldo (Ituano).
Goals: Claudinho, at 28 minutes of the 1st half for Ituano. Vinícius at 21 'of the 2nd half for Maringá.
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