Thursday, 6 May 2010

Copa Kia do Brasil Quarter Final 2nd Legs

Vasco da Gama 3-1 Vitória
Agg 3-3 Vitória advances on away goals
Santos 3-1 Atlético Miniero
Santos advances 5-4 on aggregate
Atlético Goianiense 1-0 Palmeiras
Agg 1-1 Atlético-GO advances 2-1 on penalties
Grêmio 2-0 Fluminense
Grêmio advances 5-2 on aggregate

Vasco's brave attempt to overcome a two goal defecit was denied as Vitória qualified for the semi finals on away goals despite a 3-1 defeat at the São Januário. Vasco halved the aggregate lead when Magno put them ahead after 12 mintues but the crucial goal came after 27 minutes when Julian Viáfara converted from the penalty spot. Vasco were left needing to win by three clear goals and Ramon got a second for Vasco just short of the hour. When Carlos Alberto levelled the tie on aggregate from the spot with 12 minutes to go you wondered if the comeback was on but Vitória held on to qualify for the semi-final. Santos overturned a single goal defecit to progress after a 3-1 win over Atlético-MG at the Vila Belmiro. André levelled the tie on aggregate after 17 minutes and Neymar edged Santos two ahead a minute before half time. Atlético-MG immediately replied through Corrêa to level the tie but they still needed to score again. Wesley restored the two goal advantage for Santos four minutes after the break and it was enough to see them home.

The year for Palmeiras just goes from bad to worse after they were eliminated by Atlético-GO on penalties after losing the game 1-0 in regulation. The only goal came twenty minutes from time from Marcão and with the tie level it went to a penalty competition. Atlético-GO held their nerve to win the penalty competition 2-1 and progress to a semi final appearance. Fluminense were already facing an uphill task after defeat in the first leg last week. Going to Fortress Grêmio was never going to be an easy task and it too much for Flu. Hugo put Grêmio ahead on the hour and Jonas wrapped things up six minutes later.

The semi-final draw was made on Thursday afternoon, ties will be played on 12th and 19th May

Atlético Goianiense x Vitória
Grêmio x Santos

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