date of publication:
November 07, 2021 6:50 GMT
Update date: November 07, 2021 8:30 GMT
Internacional won the Porto Alegre derby in the Brazilian Football League on Saturday, beating Gremio, whose position worsened in escaping from relegation, 1-0.
The result left Gremio in the 19th and penultimate place in the league with 26 points from 29 matches, with nine rounds remaining.
Four teams are relegated to the second division, and Gremio, who has lost eight times in the last ten rounds, is seven points behind the safety zone.
Tyson scored the winning goal for seventh-placed Internacional, with a header five minutes before the break.
At the end of the match, the Internacional players raised cardboard coffins they got from their fans in the stands; What aroused the distress of the Gremio players to consider what was happening as ridiculous because they were close to relegation, and they entered the field and tried to clash with the opponent’s players, but the referee of the match intervened by expelling a number of players.
The week witnessed the fans of the Brazilian club Gremio storming the stadium of their team’s match with the Brazilian club Palmeiras, and smashing the “VAR” technology equipment, after their team lost three goals to one, during the meeting that was held in the framework of the 29th round of the Brazilian League.
The “VAR” incident was not the only one in the meeting, as the stands – also – witnessed cases of tension between the fans of the two teams, which were captured by the photographers’ cameras.
And according to what the newspaper reports, Gremio is awaiting a heavy penalty because of what happened from its fans, as the financial penalty reaches 100 million Brazilian riyals (13 million pounds), and an administrative penalty that may amount to playing 10 matches without an audience in attendance.
Gremio had recently announced the dismissal of coach Luis Felipe Scolari and his technical staff, after the team’s 1-0 defeat against Santos.
The coach, crowned with the Brazil national team in the World Cup in 2002 and the Confederations Cup in 2013, coached Gremio for a new term last July.
During the 23 matches Scolari played with the team in all competitions, he achieved 10 victories and 10 defeats, along with 3 draws.
This last period is Scolari’s fourth era at the helm of Gremio’s technical management. In total, he led the team in 385 matches, winning the Copa Libertadores (1995), the Recopa Sudamericana (1996), the Brazilian Cup (1994) and the Brazilian League (1996).
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