Flamengo is level with Palmeiras in the fight for the title

Flamengo defeated América 0-3 this Sunday and remained at the top of the Brazilian championship with the same 63 points as leaders Palmeiras, who drew 2-2 with Fortaleza and missed the opportunity to isolate themselves at the top.

Flamengo took the lead in the first half a header from Éverton Sousa after a clearance from Ayrton Lucas from outside the area.

In the second half, Pedro Guilherme and Everton Ribeiro They were responsible for finishing the job against the tournament’s bottom team.

The appointment of former coach Tite in October came as a shock to the Rio club. which has climbed positions in recent weeks until it reached second place.

Flamengo adds the same 63 points from Palmeiraswho leads with the best goal record.

Palmeiras, who won the championship last year, knew how to withstand the pressure of Fortalezawhich drove him into a corner at times.

With the tie, The team of Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira continues a good series after taking the lead on the final day.

Botafogo, who led the championship for most of the year, had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Santoswhich puts him one point behind the two leaders.

The Rio team He led the “Brasileirao” with a lead of 12 points over their closest rival, but that advantage has evaporated after a series of defeats and as many draws.

Three days until the end of the league, The title race is too close.

Atlético Mineiro is three points behind Palmeiras and Flamengoas well as Gremio and Bragantino, who are four.

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