Fluminense suffer heavy loss to Volta Redonda on Carioca return

Fluminense did not get the return they hoped for as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Volta Redonda on their resumption to the Carioca Championship.

It was the return for the home side after three months of absence without football and they were punished for wasting chances on the evening.

Much of the woes for Fluminense started early on when they conceded an early goal just after five minutes.

Walisson charged Pedrinho on the counterattack from the left side. Egídio tried to make the cut, but eventually let the attacker finish. Goalkeeper Muriel tried to salvage the situation but could only watch the ball move past him helplessly.

To make it worse for the Tricolo, they were reduced to ten men 10 minutes later. Egídio appeared to give Walisson a scissor kick after a counter attack by Volta Redonda. Referee Bruno Arleu de Araújo had a clear view and gave the player a straight red card. Egídio complained that he was hit in the face at the beginning of the move, but the cameras showed that there was no such contact.

The game also saw Fred make his re-debut for Fluminense but he barely got service and was even substituted by half time.

The first-half ended by a goal in favour of Volta Redonda and the away side came out guns blazing in the second half as well.

Fluminense boss Odair Hellmann brought in Caio and Fernando and both substitutes failed to capitalize on golden opportunities they both had.

They were made to rue those missed chances as Volta punished them just moments later.

Douglas found a breach in the Tricolor defense to head and put Volta Redonda even further ahead by 2 goals to 0. Not long again, the same happened and Douglas found yet another hole in defence completing his brace on the evening.

With nine pointsFluminense remain leader of Group B and have a place in the next round practically guaranteed. They will only lose their spot if they are defeated by Macaé in the fifth and last round on Wednesday.

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