Fluminense and Ceará share the spoils in four-goal thriller at Maracanã

Fluminense and Ceará game played out to a stalemate on Saturday at the Maracanã. The match was valid for the 17th round of the Brazilian Championship.

The Tricolor team opened up the scoring with Luiz Henrique in the 12th minute. In the 41st minute, Hudson deflected Charles’s header into his own net giving his opponents the equalizer. 

In the second half, the team from Ceará returned stronger than the first and got to turn the score line around with Vina,

taking advantage of Digão’s mistake. In the 90th minute, Danilo Barcelos got a pass from Fred and scored to level the scoreline, ending the game 2-2. 

With the draw, Fluminense missed the chance to enter top four of the Brasileirão. The tricolor team finished the game with 26 points and stay at sixth place in the table. Ceará has 19 points and stays at 12th position, moving down three places after being overtaken by three opponents. Flu next match is next Sunday against Santos, in Maracanã, while Vozão hosts Coritiba in Castelão, next Saturday. 

In the 41st minuteCharles celebrated the deflected goal, but it has short timed when the referee Sandro Meira Ricci ruled it as an own goal. At the break, the fourth referee was asked about whom the goal was awarded to but it was stated that they will still have to decide after the match as it was still unclear. 

In the 78th minute, Vina retrieved the ball from Digão, dribbled past Muriel and scored with his left leg to put his team ahead in the lead. After the finish, the player fell on the floor with pain felt in his shoulder.

He couldn’t celebrate, but his teammates did. Vozão’s players all threw themselves on Vina who was lying on the floor in pain. 

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