In a new edition of the classic between Grêmio and Inter, the shining figure was the Uruguayan Luis Suárez. With a goal to open the scoring and an assist, he once again helped the Imortal beat their Porto Alegre rivals by 3-1 and is undefeated in state classics in 2023. The match was valid for the seventh round of the Brazilian league.
“First, in an important game like this we have to work a lot. I think we started focused on the game and that’s important after four, five matches, which we didn’t win. I think it was important for us to gain confidence. When a player has confidence, confidence in the group, in the coach, in the crowd, he does his best on the pitch. I knew that today was an important day for me, for my family, for the people of Grêmio. It’s the kind of game where the big player has to show up,” he said.
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How was the game
At minute 7, Luis Suárez scored a great goal from outside the area to unleash the madness at the Arena do Grêmio. At 31, Paraguayan Mathias Villasanti made it 2-0 to go to rest with a good difference for the team.
The second half would begin with good news for Inter because Walter Kannemann would see the second yellow card for a foul committed at minute 52. Due to this, Mano Menezes’ team went with great impetus in search of discount. But the goal that would come would be Bitello’s 3-0 after an assist from Suárez. Inter discount would come in the closing minutes.
At the beginning of a new season of the Brasileirão, Grêmio is in the tenth position with 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Earlier in the season they were crowned champion of the Gaúcho Championship after defeating the surprise Caxias that disputes the Brazilian fourth tier.