A 1-0 victory by Inter over Pedro Caixinha’s Bragantino complicates the match against Massa Bruta

A 1-0 victory by Inter over Pedro Caixinha’s Bragantino complicates the match against Massa Bruta.

Internacional beat Red Bull Bragantino 1-0 this Sunday, on matchday 35 of the Brasileirão, at Beira Rio. The duel was tepid and decided in the details. Better in the first half, Colorado scored the winning goal through Enner Valencia, from the penalty spot, on the half-hour.

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The victory at home left Internacional more relaxed in relation to maintenance and consolidated in the qualifying zone for the Copa Sudamericana. The club from Rio Grande do Sul still has a chance to finish the championship in the first half of the table, as it is only two points behind Cuiabá. Eduardo Coudet’s side now has two away games, against Cuiabá and Corinthians.

Massa Bruta, coached by Portuguese Pedro Caixinha, left the top 4 with the defeat in Porto Alegre and now occupies only the 6th position, but only one point behind Atlético Mineiro, 4th in the table. The phase of Pedro Caixinha’s team is worrisome, as they have not won in 4 games, 3 of them with defeats. Bragantino hosts Fortaleza next Thursday.

Enner does it all

The game at Beira Rio was of a low technical level and two uninspired teams. Coudet’s Inter lowered their marking lines and waited for Bragantino to play their game. Uninspired, the Paulistas saw the hosts threaten on the counterattacks.

At the speed of Enner Valencia, Inter arrived for the first time in the area and shot into the net… from the outside. Shortly after, the Ecuadorian created the entire play for the Colorado goal. Enner advanced towards goal and was brought down by Jadsom inside the box. He himself advanced to the kick and converted, making it 1-0.

Just before the break, Internacional’s other big name appeared: Sergio Rochet. The Uruguayan goalkeeper was firm to save a powerful shot from Juninho Capixaba.

Inter control Bragantino

Pedro Caixinha made a change at half-time and brought on Vitinho, to try to give new blood to the team. Massa Bruta kept the ball and every time they tried something they stopped at a solid Rochet. Even without threatening in the second half, Inter used their intelligence to come out with the victory and breathe better in the Brasileirão.