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Return Rankings: See which clubs are gaining and losing strength on the final stretch | numerologists



The away win over Chapecoense led Grêmio to the second-round runner-up, tied in points with Palmeiras, but with one more victory, first tiebreaker. If Bruno Henrique's goal in the last moments prevented the defeat for archrival Corinthians, it was not enough to stop the distance to the leader Flamengo, who leads with 90% of the points played while Grêmio and Palmeiras have "only" 72%, reflection of the extraordinary campaign of the Rio team. Santos also won away from home and accompanied Grêmio in their climb, staying just one point behind the vice leaders.

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A classic phrase by coach Pep Guardiola, today in Manchester City and international reference on competitive performance, summarizes the moment of the Brasileirão. For the Spanish coach, a championship of points lost in the first eight rounds and won in the last eight. This analysis shows what has changed in the league in the last two rounds since the last returno standings were published, and six more to go. Flamengo have shown that they have prepared well to confirm the title in this final stretch, but other clubs are fighting for their own "titles", which may be a simple stay in Serie A.

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For clubs that are threatened by relegation (click here to see the odds), this "how they get in the last eight rounds" is critical. Avai has the worst campaign of the return for four rounds without showing any force of reaction. Chapecoense also had the worst campaign for four rounds this turn, it got better, but fell again and now has the second worst.

The performance of other teams is already more uneven. The CSA showed strength under coach Algiers Fucks, but is experiencing further decline in the second round of the Brasileirão, insufficient to reverse the poor performance of the first round. Travel to face Fortress in round 33.

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Fluminense lost away to Internacional and compromised the resumption that came to be dreamed after the victory over Sao Paulo in the previous round, also as a visitor. The consequences of this latest defeat are the best example of how the return is tangled: Fluminense lost five positions in the round. Receive Atlético-MG over the weekend.

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Cruzeiro fans are still apprehensive about the threat of falling to Serie B. They needed the victory in the classic against Atletico-MG, and the draw cost three positions. Receive Avai at home on the weekend round.

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Ceara lost the classic to Fortaleza and missed the opportunity to put themselves ahead of Corinthians, Cruzeiro and Internacional in the return standings, a position achieved by the rival who defeated him. Ceara faces Chapecoense as a visitor in the next round.

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The victory over Avaí was fundamental for Botafogo, and earned a position in return, but not counting round 20, the first in the second round, the best position of the team was 17th. At the moment, it is just a position above that, and in the next round travels to face Athletico-PR.

Botafogo on return after round # 32 - Photo: Statistical SpyBotafogo on return after round # 32 - Photo: Statistical Spy

Botafogo on return after round # 32 – Photo: Statistical Spy


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