In the most dramatic encounter yet, Fluminense put three unreplied goals past Boavista to win the second stage of the Brazilian Carioca championship. The spectacular match happened at Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
An early goal from 28 year old striker Osvaldo in the 8th minute set the game on fire for Fluminense. Boavista conceded again in the 14th minute but via an own goal caused by Luis Alberto. The game went on with that margin until the first half ended. The second half was hard fought but the attacked from Fluminense proved too much for Boavista as they conceded the third goal in the 85th minute courtesy of Cicero. The 31 years old midfielder’s goal killed all possible attacking strength that Boavista could ever muster. The game ended three goals unreplied in favor of Fluminense.
Diego Cavalieri proved to be a capable goalkeeper. In the last Carioca championship, he kept a clean sheet against Flamengo and allowed just a lone goal past him against Botafogo RJ. In the Primeira Liga, he’s played 4 games this season, six more games in the Carioca 1 aside thirty four games in the Brasileiro Serie A.
The 34 year old shot stopper, born in Sao Paulo, has been with Fluminense for six seasons now. He is renowned for his shot stopping and reflexes even though he has poor foot skills and penalty saving aptitude. He was brilliant in the game against Boavista, keeping a clean sheet.
Going into the game, Fluminense had the advantage based on historical performances. The team, in 10th place in the Football League, defeated Boavista last season in both legs. Fluminense won a match by a lone goal and the other by two goals. In 2014 and 2013, Fluminense defeated Boavista as well. 4-1 aggregate total in 2014 and 2-0 total in 2013. Fluminense will play their next match on the 31st March against Bangu in the second stage of the Carioca Championship.