The Women’s Supercup, a new competition organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), has already awarded its champion. Corinthians players were the great champions on February 13, beating Grêmio 1-0 in the grand finale. The Supercup, which started on February 4, was only a knockout tournament. The winners defeated rivals Palmeiras 3 to 0, while Real Brasilia were eliminated in the semifinals (2 to 0).
The astonishing achievement bolstered Corinthians’ trophy cabinet, which has functioned as the “big bad” of Brazilian women’s football since 2016. Apart from the 2022 Supercup, the Parque S. Jorge club has won the Copa do Brasil (2016), Paulisto (2019, 2020, and 2021), Brasileiro (2018, 2020, and 2021), and Libertadores (2018, 2020, and 2021).
The Supercup was to be comprised of the top eight teams from the Brasileiro 2021, with a maximum of one club from each state finishing among the top twelve teams in the tournament. As a result of the rules, the following teams were qualified to compete: Corinthians, Cruzeiro, ESMAC-PA, Flamengo, Grêmio, Internacional, Palmeiras, and Real Braslia. Due to the vacancies, the Paulista Federation and the Gacha were able to submit two players.
How were the Super Cup games?
All games were played as single matches, and in the case of a draw, the match would be determined by penalty kicks. All competitive games are included in the table below.
|Internacional 0x1 Real Brasília||4 de fevereiro||Estádio Beira-Rio (Porto Alegre)||First phase|
|Grêmio 2×0 Cruzeiro||4 de fevereiro||Estádio do Vale (Novo Hamburgo)||First phase|
|Corinthians 3×0 Palmeiras||6 de fevereiro||Neo Química Arena (São Paulo)||First phase|
|Flamengo 2×0 ESMAC||6 de fevereiro||Estádio Luso-Brasileiro (Rio de Janeiro)||First phase|
|Corinthians 2×0 Real Brasília||9 de fevereiro||Arena Barueri (Barueri)||Semifinal|
|Flamengo 1×1 (3×4 pênaltis) Grêmio||9 de fevereiro||Estádio Luso-Brasileiro (Rio de Janeiro)||Semifinal|
|Corinthians 1×0 Grêmio||13 de fevereiro||Neo Química Arena (São Paulo)||Final|
Data, curiosities and controversies
Check out the key statistics, oddities, and controversies from the first Women’s Supercup.
Data and curiosities
- Organization: Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF);
- Participating teams: 8;
- Period: February 4th to 13th, 2022;
- Departures: 7;
- Goals: 13;
- Average goals: 1.86 goals per match;
- Champion: Corinthians;
- Top scorer: thirteen players scored one goal each, and ended up in a tie;
- Highlight: Gabi Zanotti, player who scored Timão’s title-winnning goal;
- Largest audience: Corinthians 1×0 Grêmio (19,547 people);
- Broadcast: Grupo Globo (TV Globo and SporTV);
- Narrator: in two decisive matches of the event, the semi-final between Flamengo and Grêmio and the grand final, Globo promoted the debut of Renata Silveira as the first woman to narrate a football game in the history of the carioca broadcaster;
Due to the absence of a Video Referee (VAR), all bids were validated by field officials.
- Internacional 0x1 Real Brasília (first phase): Geovana Alves scored the goal of the match, but, before crossing for shirt 93 to swing the net, Roberta fouled Djeni;
- Flamengo 2×0 ESMAC (first phase): after a shot by Darlene on the crossbar, eight minutes into the game, midfielder Leidiane finished on goal on the rebound, but the opposing defender initially blocked with her right leg, with a hand touch soon after.
- Flamengo 1×1 Grêmio (semifinal): assistant Andrea Maffra raised the flag and erroneously annulled the goal of Flamengo’s side, Monalisa, which would be the classification already in the final stage of the match. The game ended in a 1-1 draw and Grêmio won on penalties 4-3.
Upcoming women’s competitions in 2022
The Supercopa will not “open” the Brazilian women’s football season until 2022. Brasileiro (March–September), Estaduais (September–December), and Copa Libertadores da América (October).