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Thursday, January 27, 2022

For the third time in its history: Gremio descended and will play in the Second in Brazil

Gremio, the historic gaucho team, defeated 4-3 this Thursday at Athletic Mineiro on matchday 38, the last of Brazilian, but the numbers did not reach him and he descended to the Brazil Second Division. It is Gremio’s third relegation, after his stumbles in 1991 and 2004.

At the Arena do Gremio, with the support of its thousands of fans, the ‘Tricolor Gaúcho’, aware of the urgency to win, went on the attack from the start of the game. In 20 minutes, the local team scored a difference of three goals, thanks to the annotations of Diego Souza (6 ′ and 20 ′) and Jaminton Campaz (11 ′).

But the ‘Galo’, who guarded the starter for the final of the Brazil Cup, on Sunday with Atlético Paranaense, approached with goals from Dodo (26 ′) and Chilean Eduardo Vargas (35 ′).

Douglas Costa (59 ′) expanded the account in the second half for the locals and Hyoran I (90 ′ + 1) discounted the discount for Atlético Mineiro, who a few days ago had been crowned league champion.

Gremio, three-time champion of the Copa Libertadores (1983, 1995, 2017) and two-time champion of the Brasileirao (1981, 1996), finally finished the championship in position 17 with 43 points, three units from salvation.

The victory was not enough because he needed Juventude (46) and Bahia (43) to lose to get out of the red zone. But ‘Papo’ remained in the A by beating Corinthians 1-0, while the Baianos fell 2-1 with Fortaleza.

Those led by Vagner Mancini join Bahia, Sport Recife and Chapecoense as the four teams leaving the first Brazilian category. Botafogo, Goiás, Coritiba and Avaí will take their quotas in 2022.

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