The MIneiro has gone seven league games without knowing victory
His coach said he hoped for a prompt resolution of Suárez’s “soap opera”
Gremio defeated Atlético Mineiro 1-0 this Saturdaywith the Uruguayan star Luis Suarez in the stands while defining his future, on the sixteenth day of the Brazilian Championship.
A goal from Ronald from a corner in the 11th minute It was enough for the Tricolor Gaúcho to add the three points and snatch second place from Flamengo, who today did not go beyond a draw at home against América Mineiro (1-1).
The Porto Alegre team remains ten points behind the leader Botafogowhich this Sunday will face Santos at home.
With this defeat, Atlético Mineiro, led by former Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, They have gone seven league games without winning.
The Gremio coach, Renato Gaúcho, He chose to leave Luis Suárez out of the calla decision that he will maintain until the negotiations between the striker and the board are resolved, as he said in statements to SporTV before the match.
Gaúcho said he was tired of the subject and expressed his desire for a quick resolution of the “soap opera” regarding the continuity of the former Liverpool and FC Barcelona player.
Suárez, for his part, He wanted to make clear his commitment to the club by attending the Arena do Gremio to watch the match against Mineiro live and, in the morning, going to the training center to continue the treatment on the knee.
The Brazilian press assures, however, that Suárez wants to leave Gremio and join the ranks of Inter Miamiwho has just signed Argentine star Lionel Messi and other of his former teammates at FC Barcelona, such as Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
In another of this Saturday’s games, Palmeiras, with a goal from Colombian midfielder Richard Ríos, won 3-1 against Fortaleza and broke a streak of five league games without winning.
Endrickthe young promise tied by Real Madrid, who turned 17 on Friday, He sat on the bench during the entire match.without disputing a single minute.
Flamengo and América Mineiro shared the points at the Maracaná (1-1).
The visitors scored first and Victor Hugo saved the furniture for Jorge Sampaoli’s people in a free kick taken by Uruguayan Giorgian de Arrascaeta in injury time.
Bahía and Corinthians also tied (0-0)a result that leaves both close to the relegation zone, while Cuiabá surprised and beat Sao Paulo 2-1.