On date 11 of the Brazil – Paulista Championship 2023 tournament, Água Santa beat Botafogo-SP just enough at Municipal José Batista Pereira Fernandes. The local scored the only goal of the game at minute 21 of the second half, through Luan Dias. The midfielder executed a spectacular free kick from medium distance and overcame the rival barrier. The goalkeeper was left with no chance of stopping the shot, in what ended up being a great goal.
With 52 minutes into the second half, midfielder Guilherme Madruga’s shot hit the post of the rival goal and Botafogo-SP was left wanting to celebrate.
The figure of the party was Luan Dias. The Água Santa midfielder scored 1 goal and searched for the opposite goal with 2 shots.
Gabriel Mesquita was another of the outstanding players. The Água Santa goalkeeper showed his quality by containing 2 shots.
It was a game with a tough entrance and a hot atmosphere, after several fouls on the field of play. There were a large number of cautions: Rhuan, Thassio, Ramon, Gabriel Inocêncio, Reginaldo and Bruno Xavier. Rhuan was sent off after receiving his second yellow, in the 99th minute of the second half.
Água Santa strategist Thiago Carpini pared the starting eleven with a 4-4-2 formation with Gabriel Mesquita at the arch; Reginaldo, Didi, Joilson and Gabriel Innocent in the defensive line; Kady, Thiaguinho, Luan Dias and Bruno Xavier in midfield; and Júnior Todinho and Bruno Mezenga in attack.
For their part, those chosen by José Luiz came onto the playing field with a 4-3-3 scheme with Matheus Albino under the three sticks; Vidal, Lucas Dias, Diogo Silva and Jean Victor in defense; Guilherme Madruga, Tarik and Fillipe Soutto in midfield; and Edson Carioca, Luiz Henrique and Lucas Lourenço up front.
Guilherme Nunes de Santana was appointed as the main referee of the match at Municipal José Batista Pereira Fernandes.
On the following day, Água Santa will play as a visitor against São Bernardo and Botafogo-SP will play at home against São Paulo.
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