Água Santa advanced to the Brazilian Final – Paulista Championship 2023 by defeating RB Bragantino 4-2 on penalties. For Holy Water Luan Dias, Cristiano, Reginaldo and Júnior Todinho scored while Bruno Mezenga misplaced his execution. Bruno Praxedes and Thiago Borbas converted for RB Bragantino and Juninho Capixaba and Sorriso missed.
Lucas Tocantins was the figure of the match. The striker from Água Santa scored 1 goal and finished off the opposite goal on 2 occasions.
Cleiton was also important. RB Bragantino’s goalkeeper was fundamental for stopping 5 shots.
The process of the match was very close and intense, with more nerves than play. There were a large number of cautions: Igor Henrique, Matheus Fernandes, Thiaguinho, Lucas Cunha, Patrick Brey, Artur and Bruno Praxedes. Rodrigo Sam was sent off for a direct red card (20′, 2T) and Matheus Fernandes for a double yellow card (29′, 2T).
Água Santa technical director Thiago Carpini planned a 4-4-2 strategy with Ygor Vinhas in the arch; Reginaldo, Didi, Rodrigo Sam and Gabriel Innocent on the defensive line; Thiaguinho, Igor Henrique, Luan Dias and Bruno Xavier in midfield; and Lucas Tocantins and Bruno Mezenga in attack.
For their part, those led by Pedro Caixinha stopped with a 4-3-3 scheme with Cleiton under the three sticks; Natan, Lucas Cunha, Juninho Capixaba and José Hurtado in defense; Eric Ramires, Bruninho and Matheus Fernandes in midfield; and Alerrandro, Artur and Gustavinho up front.
Referee Raphael Claus was selected to carry out the actions of the game.
RB Bragantino said goodbye to Brazil – Paulista Championship 2023 on penalties and Água Santa advances to the final of the tournament.
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