Internacional beat Cuiaba 1-0 in Beira-Rio this Saturday, the German striker scoring in the 22nd minute of the final. With the win, he took his tally to 46 points, temporarily taking over as vice-manager as he could be overtaken by fourth-placed Flamengo, who have 44 and visit Goias this Sunday. Now the team led by Mano Menezes will have a free week, as they will face “Atletico Goianiense” next Monday. The scorer persistently commented on the gala evening.
“It all came down to my job, it took five years to get to a team like this, which is still my favorite team. The joy is great and I will continue to work to continue reaping the rewards. Great night, Inter in second place. It’s for Inter, we’re working, at half-time we talked to Mano about the details of the ball going in, then he talked about continuing the hammer, we were playing well, at one point the ball was going to go. In defense we were good from the start. Now it’s time to move on and focus on the next match.”
The team from the capital city of Mato Grosso has a solid defense that Colorado suffered to neutralize. Other highlights were striker Pedro Henrique, who came on the break and crossed for Alemao, and midfielder Alan Patrick, who looked to organize the team and had great movement to excite his teammates. He had two scoring chances, but failed in both. In the final round, he lowered the intensity, giving way to Estevao.