On the night of this Sunday (27), Allianz Parque received Palmeiras x Vasco, a game valid for the 21st round of the Brazilian Championship. Alviverde got the better of it and won 1-0, but it wasn’t the result that drew the most attention in the match. VAR’s action, by annulling a Cruzmaltino goal in the first half, raised doubts and many complaints on the part of Vasco da Gama.
At 15 minutes of the opening stage, Paulinho hit a shot of rare happiness, beat Weverton and opened the scoring for Vasco. Despite the painting, the try was annulled. VAR caught Argentine striker Pablo Vegetti offside at the origin of the bid and invalidated the beautiful firecracker from the Cruzmaltino midfielder. In the repetition of the move, a lot of doubt. If the number 99 of the Rio de Janeiro team was really ahead of the penultimate defender from Palmeiras, it was by a matter of millimeters. But even with the enlarged image, nothing was clear.
Vasco was better in the match and the VAR action irritated the Cruzmaltinos. On social networks, many fans of Gigante da Colina detonated the video referee and protested against the CBF. “Against everything and against everyone” was the message most often published by Vasco da Gama. See some reactions:
What is the explanation that Vegetti’s move is the origin? They will always hunt for something to invalidate the goals (few we do)!
— ✠ Carlos Fonseca ✠ (@CARLOSANTO_1982) August 27, 2023
they robbed Vasco in the big hand vsfd
— Madu ✠ (@crvgdudita) August 27, 2023
It will have to be against everything and against everyone. #RaizÉSerVasco
— Rodrigo Gazzaneo (@vGazza) August 27, 2023
Robbery after robbery and you do nothing. You have to revolt asking for the annulment of the game at Stjd I don’t know something
— Edward ✠ (@EduardoS100) August 27, 2023
Vasco’s situation in the Brasileirão
After suffering another defeat, Vasco stopped at 16 points and remained in 18th place in the Brasileirão. With Bahia’s setback against Botafogo, the distance for Cruzmaltino to leave the relegation zone remained the same (five points).
Despite the defeat in São Paulo, the fact is that since the arrival of coach Ramón Díaz, Vasco has been showing marked improvement day by day and this has given hope to the fans. The team’s next commitment is crucial for the club’s intentions in the Brazilian Championship. On Sunday (3), starting at 6:30 pm (Brasília time), Gigante da Colina faces Bahia, a direct opponent in the fight against relegation. Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador, will be the stage of the duel.
Paulinho scored a GOAL for Vasco, but the VAR caught Vegetti offside at the origin of the play.
— Goleada Info (@goleada_info) August 27, 2023
Vasco’s next matches
- Bahia x Vasco – Brazilian Championship – Arena Fonte Nova – Sunday (3/9), at 6:30 pm (Brasília time);
- Vasco x Fluminense – Brazilian Championship – São Januário – Saturday (9/16), at 4 pm (Brasília time);
- América-MG x Vasco – Brazilian Championship – Arena Independência – Monday (9/18), at 9 pm (Brasília time)
Palmeiras situation in the Brasileirão
With this Sunday’s victory (27), Palmeiras ‘signaled’ to Botafogo that they will continue in the hunt for the leader, despite the considerable distance. Current runner-up in the Brazilian Championship, Alviverde has 40 points won, 11 behind Glorioso.
Now, coach Abel Ferreira’s team turns the key and focuses attention on the Copa Libertadores. On Wednesday (30), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), Verdão will host Deportivo Pereira, at Allianz Parque, in a game valid for the return of the quarterfinals of the continental competition.
Palmeiras next games
- Palmeiras x Deportivo Pereira – Copa Libertadores (quarterfinals – second leg) – Allianz Parque – Wednesday (30/8), at 21:30 (Brasília time);
- Corinthians x Palmeiras – Brazilian Championship – Neo Química Arena – Sunday (3/9), at 4 pm (Brasília time);
- Palmeiras x Goiás – Brazilian Championship – Allianz Parque – Friday (15/9), at 21:30 (Brasília time)