Flamengo, coached by Paulo Sousa, suffered his first loss in Brasileirão 2022 and lost to Athletico Paranaenselle 0-1 in Curitiba when David Terans scored a penalty in the 32nd minute.
The team led by Paulo Sousa won the championship in two draws (1-1 at Atlético Goianiense and 0-0 at home from Palmeiras) and victory (3-1, Estádio do Maracanã, over São Paulo).
Nevertheless, the Portuguese coach faced journalists with dose optimism:
“We started very well, especially the first 10 minutes. However, we did not create goal scoring spots. The game was smooth and the fair result was a draw. We had a lot of volume on the wings, but in offensive moves we lost the ball in the first and second moves. The opponent grew and created situations close to our goal. We created enough opportunities for a draw, but we lacked a little more aggression, ”he pointed out.
Flamengo’s next match will be played in the Libertadores Cup against Chile’s Universidad Católica at San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium in Santiago on Thursday.
The Rio de Janeiro team leads the H-block with six points: two games and two wins.