Fluminense thrashed Volta Redonda by two goals to nothing in an away match on Sunday. Deigo Cavalieri was in action as the visitors emerged victorious in the Brazilian Carioca 1 match.
The 33-year old goal stopper started his professional career at Palmeiras before moving to English premier League side, Liverpool FC. After spending three seasons with The Reds, he played for Cesena before returning home to ply his trade at Fluminense.
The goal keeper was impressive in the game against Volta Redonda. Cavalieri has been with the Fluminense team since 2011 and draws cult-like support from the fans. He has helped the squad to first position in the Carioca Serie A championship round with 14 points from six matches played.
The first choice goal keeper has not been given a chance to play much for his national country due to the abundance of talent that exists. He has been part of the national team three times, but without much action. The player has had relative success in his performances in various clubs. Though he played just one match for AC Siena, he went on to record 10 matches for The Reds. For Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, the player has 43 caps to his name. Since he’s been with Fluminense, he has had over 186 caps for the club.
Fluminense attacked the game with a sense of urgency as they sought for an early goal against their host. Volta Redonda had lost their match against third-placed Botafogo RJ by 2-0 before playing a draw with Vasco. Prior to the match, they had feared the attacking power of Fluminense with strikers such as 32-year old former national team preferred striker Fred, 29-year old Osvaldo and others, but they had defeated them in January by 3-1. With the loss to Fluminense, the team places fifth on the log.