Inter de Lages wins Ituano, but is eliminated from Series D
O Inter de Lages Itu faced Ituano this Saturday afternoon (20) in search of a place in the quarterfinals of the Brazilian Championship from Serie D. The team from Santa Catarina was defeated by 5 to 3 in the first leg game in Lages and needed to win by at least three goals difference. Leão Baio tried to do his part, won the match 1-0 with a goal from Parrudo, but the result was not enough, so Inter de Lages leaves the competition in the round of 16.
Inter take the lead with Parrudo
As soon as the ball rolled, the home team scared, Morato tried to escape but was stopped with a foul. Shortly afterwards it was Inter's turn to attack and at 3 ’Parrudo, with his head, scored the first goal of the match. Shortly after, Leão Baio almost scored the second, Marcelinho Paraíba risked from a distance and almost surprised goalkeeper Diego. Ituano pressed and tried to score the equalizer, exploring mainly long distance kicks, but lacked quality in finishing.
Needing to reverse the opponent's advantage, Inter tried to reach the second goal, but Ituano's defense gave little space, while the offensive sector pressed in search of the equalizer. The team from São Paulo kept pressing and got the equalizer at 25 ’, after a corner kick, Neto Volpi did not hold the ball and Naylhor sent it to the back of the net but the flag signaled offside.
With more possession of the ball, Ituano continued to press and had another good chance at 30 ’with Aloísio taking a free kick at the entrance of the area, but the collection stopped at the barrier. Inter had the opportunity to expand to 35 ’, after exchanging passes, Mateus Arence kicked out. New arrival with danger from Ituano, Aloísio risked from a distance, Neto Volpi managed to defend. In the next minute Rafael Martins took advantage of the ball and kicked hard, once again Volpi saved. In the last minute of the first stage, Inter had another good chance with Marcelinho Paraíba taking a free kick. The opposing defense went up higher and removed the danger.
Inter presses but says goodbye to Serie D
When the ball rolled again Inter tried to press it but it didn't take long for Ituano to dominate the plays and soon at 3 'he lost a great chance to tie with Aloísio. Leão Baio responded to the pressure with Gustavo but the referee signaled offside in the play. Shortly afterwards, Ituano's defense went awry and André Gava took advantage of the ball and released his foot, but the ball went down the deep line. Inter were under pressure and Marcelinho Paraíba almost scored an Olympic goal at 10 ’.
Inter found more spaces to create but lacked the calm to hit the last pass, and when it did, it faced a defensive system that managed to stifle the team's attacks. At 23 ’Inter almost scored the second goal, Marcelinho Paraíba charged with poison and on the deviation the ball hit the post. Ituano responded with Guilherme, who stole the ball and at the time of submission was caught. At 29 ’Rafael martins lost another chance to draw, Guilherme made a good move and played for the striker who was disarmed at the time of submission.
Galo could have drawn with Marcelinho taking a free kick at 34 ', the ball was an angle and Neto Volpi made a great save. After pressure from Ituano, Leão scared Gustavo, who left the mark behind but sinned in the submission and kicked out. At 39 ’, another good chance for Inter, Marcelinho Paraíba once again taking a free kick, goalkeeper Neto deflected to the bottom line and in the corner kick, another great defense from the goalkeeper of Galo. Ituano responded to the pressure with Simião, who scored goalkeeper Neto Volpi's goalpost. Leão Baio also hit the opponent's post, Marcelinho Paraíba took a free kick and Cristian headed in. In the final minutes, Inter still made some moves but failed to reverse the opponent's advantage and said goodbye to the competition.
ITUANO-SP 0 X 1 INTER DE LAGES
Ituano: Diego; Arnaldo, Naylhor, Luiz Felipe and Peri; Guly, Simião and Aloísio (Guilherme); Morato (Marcelino), Rafael Martins and Claudinho (Igor).
Technical: Tarcísio Pugliese.
Inter de Lages: Neto Volpi; Rafael Tufa, Crstian, Petterson and James (Carlos); Bruno, Parrudo, André Gava (Geraldo) and Mateus Arence; Gustavo and Marcelinho Paraíba
Technical: Waguinho Dias.
Local: Novelli Júnior Stadium, in Itu (SP)
Date / Time: Aug 20, 2020 at 15h
Referee: Wagner do Nascimento Magalhães (ASP. FIFA-RJ)
Assistants: Rodrigo Henrique Correa (FIFA-RJ) and Luiz Claudio Ragazone (ASP. FIFA-RJ)
Audience / Income: Not disclosed
Yellow Cards: Arnaldo, Naylhor, Luiz Felipe, Diego (Ituano). Rafael Tufa, James (Inter de Lages)
Goal: Parrudo, at 3 'of the 1st half for Inter de Lages.
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