It would have been, and perhaps will still be, a classic to enter the gallery of immortal games.
No matter how much you can destroy the defenses of Corinthians and Grêmio, a game that ends 4-4 is a guarantee of fun.
Mainly for those who are not part of the São Paulo Musketeers or the Gauchos, who paid homage to Alexandre Dumas as he deserves. Musketeers who, as we know, were four.
The game was pure fun and played many times, two in the first.
Until just over halfway through the initial stage, Grêmio gave Corinthians a dance, with triangulations between the spaces left by the generous black and white defense, and built the 2-0 that seemed to be a harbinger of a rout.
The incomprehensible retreat then allowed the second game in the first 45 minutes, which, in fact, were 51.
An unnecessary penalty to Renato Augusto turned off the Grêmio lights and in six minutes the most unexpected turnaround of recent years took place: 3 to 2 and there is no more talk about it.
Yes, it is said.
Because the second half only lasted 13 minutes to see another turnaround, with two more Tricolor goals, one of them with a refined touch from Luis Suárez to beat the giant Cássio.
Grêmio had regained control of the match and imposed itself as expected, as a team, not as a rival, although full of good players.
Because Corinthians still found a way to draw 4-4. And everything was going well, everything was very good, a closed game to go down in the annals and be remembered in 50 years.
Cheating by the stadium gods, probably irritated by the dancing score that tends to hide the deficiencies of each team, a blatant penalty by Yuri Alberto ended up disregarded by the whistle blower (from FIFA!) and by the CBF’s VAR, who decided to suspend the irresponsible and return them to school benches, although it is unlikely that they will be unaware of the rule.
More likely is the need for two, one: an optician or a therapist — to control the panic of blowing a whistle against the owner of the house. In Porto Alegre, the rare reader and the rare reader have no doubt, the penalty would be awarded.
That was enough for the eight goals to be unduly sent to the corner and the “lack of refereeing” to gain more space.
Right here, as it turns out.
And look, you rarely find the names of the blowers, much less those of the scoundrels of our passion, nor will they be read now.
Let’s get back to the thread.
Inter fans loved seeing their former center forward Yuri Alberto ruin their rival’s party.
Those who are Corinthians fans were scared to death of the penalty being scored and taken by Luan to make it 5-4, which, between us, in addition to taking the refereeing out of the epic, would make the classic definitely epic.
For Renato Portaluppi, justifiably indignant, even Stevie Wonder would have marked the penalty, in yet another politically incorrect comment from the Bolsonarista.
As for Lulista Vanderlei Luxemburgo, conceding four goals at home must have been the final straw that will overflow even if the South American Cup comes.
He, like Jorge Sampaoli, and as also happened with Dorival Júnior at Gávea in 2022, seems destined to join the list of his neighbor Sandro Macedo — in fact, less of a list and more of a cemetery of coaches than the columnist, a bad deed pica- stick, gets sadistically richer every week.
Long live 4 to 4! Down with the whistle!
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