On the last day, the two qualifiers for Paris 2024 will be determined.
In a match with drama, emotion, and, above all, dedication on the part of Venezuela, it was not enough to defeat an efficient Brazil, who won 2-1 on the second day of the last quadrangular of the pre-Olympics.
Although he was not comfortable on the court and asked for time, the Canarinha took advantage of the few opportunities they created to achieve victory and achieve their first three points to be second, first Paraguay with four which was earlier tied 3-3 with Argentina.
Under continuous rain that increased in intensity as the minutes passed, Venezuela tried to lead the game, looking to create danger, but could not find many spaces. Both teams are well-balanced, in order.
Sometimes the match was short, with fouls; at others, it was more fluid, with both teams having their ideas clear.
Brazil created the first danger when Renné Rivas managed to pick up a ball heading towards the goal; his intervention was providential.
With a monumental Carlos Faya in the midfield, who cut off the entire game of the opponent, Ricardo Valiño’s men continued to try, and gradually they created danger, but none of it was clear.
So they broke. In the second half, the idea of the game did not change much, but Brazil managed to be more effective.
At 56,, Mauricio Magalhaes scored 1-0. After the defense could not get the ball in a big area, it fell to his feet, and he sent it to the back of the net.
The goal was an awakening for Venezuela, who was looking for a tie and got it quickly. In 67, Bolívar, who made a run on the wing, entered a large area an, with a strong sho, hit the goalkeeper to 1-1.
Brígido Iriarte was filled with joy at the vinotinto’s answer. Matías Lacava’s clean and jerk made it 2-1 in another great game, but he didn’t get on the scoreboard because Bolívar was ahead and the ball was going in his direction.
They tried another shot from outside that didn’t cross the goal line, but the efficient one was Brazil, who took advantage of an advanced defender to make it 2-1 in the 88th.
It was done by Guilherme Mafra, who received a great clearance from Endrik, and before the goalkeeper left, Rodríguez scored perfectly to make it 2-1.
Venezuela tried to equalize; with a stopped ball, they had a chance, but it did not come.
Earlier, Paraguay and Argentina tied for three, and everything is open for the final day, which will take place on Sund… There are duels between Brazil and Argentina and Venezuela and Paraguay. Same with the Brígido Iriarte stadium.