Fluminense have lost the opportunity to win the fourth title after a recent defeat. Former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri, who now plays as the first choice goalkeeper for Fluminense, said that the defeat had cost them the chance to win the title, but the team has been excellent in the second half of the campaign and they should be proud of it.
Fluminense were defeated in the match against Vasco, and this has brought a halt to the fourth title dream. As a result of this defeat, the title will now be decided between the two teams Cruzmaltino and Corinthians.
After the match, goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri said that the players should be proud of becoming ever so close to winning the title. The first half of the season was extremely poor for Fluminense, but the players recovered quite spectacularly in order to launch an assault for the title during the second half of the campaign. “Unfortunately the ball ended up. They decided the match in the end, I think it was not our night. It was a result of victory, defeat, victory, defeat, then the Abel arrived, just fitting team, did an excellent campaign in the end, getting good at that position,” Diego Cavalieri said after the match.
However, Diego Cavalieri and Fluminense can take heart from the fact that they have now qualified for the Libertadores Cup, and will be looking forward to a much better campaign next season. The stay third in the League with 63 points on the board. The Brazilian championship usually consist of two seasons combined into one. Fluminense failed in the first season spectacularly, but came back quite strongly in the second to record a third position, which is not too bad considering the strength of the opposition.