Fluminense boasts a four-year unbeaten record in the classic against Vasco, opponents of the next game, on Saturday (16), in the Brazilian Championship. Tricolor’s last defeat to their rival was on July 20, 2019, in that year’s Brasileirão.
Since then, there have been four wins for Flu and four draws in the classic. The two could have faced each other more times, but Cruz-Maltino did not compete in Série A in 2021 and 2022, after being relegated to Série B in 2020.
Thus, the clashes since then have been limited to the Campeonato Carioca, with the Brasileirão meeting again this season, in a 1-1 draw on May 6th. The last defeat, in 2019, included Fernando Diniz as coach.
This is one of Flu’s biggest undefeated streaks in the classic. The biggest happened between 1969 and 1971, when Fluminense went 13 games without losing to Vasco — eight wins and five draws.
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Fluminense’s biggest unbeaten record against Vasco da Gama in the history of the classic
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— Tricolor Encyclopedia (@Flupedia) September 11, 2023
Interestingly, Flu’s current undefeated streak came right after Vasco’s longest unbeaten run in the classic. There were 10 games without Tricolor beating Cruz-Maltino, with seven wins and three draws for Vasco from 2017 to 2019.
Fluminense fans singing “Cry, Vasco, the dream is over… Germán Cano is tricolor!” and Cano is simply crazy.
— Planet of Football (@futebol_info) April 3, 2022
The history of the confrontation, however, is favorable to Vasco. There are 389 games, with 152 wins for Cruz-Maltino against 123 for Fluminense, in addition to 114 draws.
Fluminense’s latest clashes with Vasco
- Fluminense 0 x 0 Vasco — Brazilian Championship — 2/11/2019
- Fluminense 2 x 0 Vasco — Campeonato Carioca — 03/15/2020
- Fluminense 2 x 1 Vasco — Brazilian Championship — 08/29/2020
- Fluminense 1 x 1 Vasco — Brazilian Championship — 12/13/2020
- Fluminense 1 x 1 Vasco — Campeonato Carioca — 03/30/2021
- Fluminense 2 x 0 Vasco — Campeonato Carioca — 02/26/2022
- Fluminense 2 x 0 Vasco — Campeonato Carioca — 02/12/2023
- Fluminense 1 x 1 Vasco — Brazilian Championship — 05/06/2023
Fluminense 2×0 Vasco
Carioca Championship 2023
— Every Day A Goal from Fluminense (@GolsDoFlu1902) May 6, 2023
Fluminense hasn’t lost to Vasco at Nilton Santos in eight years
Furthermore, Fluminense’s record against Vasco is also positive at the Nilton Santos Stadium, which will host Saturday’s classic (16).
In total, the teams faced each other 15 times at the stadium, with six wins for Flu, five defeats and four draws. There, Tricolor has not lost to its rival since 2015, eight years ago. The last clash was in 2022, with Flu winning 2-0, goals from Nonato and Germán Cano.
At Nilton Santos, Fluminense won the Brazilian Championship twice, in 2010 and 2012, in addition to the Carioca Championship also in 2012. Vasco is the only major team in the city that was not champion in the stadium opened in 2007 for the Pan-American Games from Rio de Janeiro.
In total, Fluminense played 124 games at Engenhão, with 60 wins, 35 draws and 29 defeats. The success rate is 57.1% of the points, with 191 goals for and 125 goals against.
Fluminense in the 2023 Brazilian Championship
- 5th place after 22 games played
- 57% success rate so far
- 38 points won with 11 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses