Brazil suffered to beat a brave Venezuela 1-2 this Thursday, whose goal was annulled by the VAR in a controversial action, and will define its place for the Paris Games on the last day of the South American Pre-Olympic tournament next Sunday against Argentina.
On the third and final date of the final quadrangular, which will be played this Sunday at the Brígido Iriarte stadium in Caracas, Argentina will face Brazil and Paraguay will face Venezuela.
The classification of the final home run of the tournament is led by Paraguay with 4 points, Brazil follows with 3, Argentina has 2 and Venezuela closes with one.
At the beginning of the match the Red wine He came out with enthusiasm and with greater confidence to look for the Canarinha goal, which could be seen without a compass in the first minutes.
At 10 Venezuela had a great opportunity to score with Telasco Segovia who stole the ball from Santos and Mycael had to make an effort with a great stretch.
In Brazil, neither Endrick nor John Kennedy managed to control the ball and with their attacking skirmishes they did not generate any danger.
— La Vinotinto (@SeleVinotinto) February 9, 2024
Furthermore, in the final meters of the playing field, Canarinha looked helpless, without mobility and without connection between the midfield and the attack, which made Venezuela look very comfortable on the field.
However, when things were worst, Brazil found the goal in the 57th minute with Mauricio.
The ball reached the far post, Endrick lowered it, whose shot was stopped by the defense, but Mauricio came alive, took the ball and scored the 0-1 due to the helplessness of goalkeeper Samuel Rodríguez.
Then at 61 it was Endrick who made the Venezuelan fans suffer with a header.
Controversial decision against Venezuela
From there the roles were changed, calm came to the Auriverde hosts and despair spread in the Vinotinto who tried to regain command but had a hard time getting hold of the ball.
Until Jovanny Bolívar arrived. The Venezuelan number 11 warded off any scare in the 67th minute with a goal in which he nailed an unstoppable shot for Mycael.
At 74 the controversial play occurred. Bolívar enabled Matías Lacava with a nice cue and he finished for Venezuela’s 2-1 that everyone in the stadium managed to celebrate, it was the goal of the tournament but the VAR annulled it because a Venezuelan player interfered, according to the referee, between the Ball and Mycael.
From the party there was silence in the stadium after the referee’s decision.
And then the silence became monumental in the 88th minute when Guilherme Biro gained speed and finished low with class, between the legs of the Venezuelan goalkeeper, and gave Brazil a long-suffering 1-2 victory that brings it closer to the Olympic Games in Paris.
Argentina awaits it, for which the only good thing is to win.
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