In the first half of the match, Grêmio largely dominated, but missed several goal chances. In the 11th minute, Suárez opened the scoring to the delight of the Gremista crowd at Colosso da Lagoa. At the celebration, the striker lifted his shirt and showed a message: “Lucas, our heart is with you, we are together”.
In the second half, the dominance of the game was all Ypiranga who, after so much pressure, reached a draw. At 20 minutes, defender Kannemann, with a bad performance, committed a penalty on Matheuzinho. Player Erick Farias took the penalty, with no chance of defense for goalkeeper Adriel, and tied the match. But, in the 47th minute, it was confirmed through VAR handball by defender Kannemann – he was sent off. Referee Rafael Klein awarded the penalty. Erick Farias took the penalty to declare victory for the Erechim team, to an intense celebration by the crowd.
Diagnosed with cicatricial fibrosis in the myocardium, midfielder Lucas Leiva announced on Friday (17), the end of his career. The athlete, together with president Alberto Guerra, football vice president Paulo Caleffi, coach Renato Portaluppi, defender Pedro Geromel and doctors Márcio Dornelles and Paulo Rabaldo, announced the end of his career as an athlete to the press and fans. The decision came after a series of cardiological examinations and treatments carried out by the player, who, according to the statement by the doctor Márcio Dornelles, was diagnosed with scarring in the myocardium – a very likely consequence of myocarditis, inflammation of the myocardium muscle of the heart. – initially detected in pre-season assessments, in December last year.
Thrilled, Lucas Leiva announced that he officially leaves the lawns and thanked all the support he received in recent months. “I want to thank Grêmio for all the support I have received in these three months and since I returned. Today I am announcing my retirement. It’s been a difficult period and I think it’s the first time I’ve cried over this case”, he pointed out. The former player spoke the word gratitude as a way of thanking him for his career and for the affection he received at Grêmio. “I came back in a moment difficult part of the club, but somehow I managed to contribute. Again, thank you very much and let’s move on,” he said.
Ypiranga (2): Caique; Robson (Ronald), Islan, Sergipano (Barbio) and PK; Clayton, Lorran (Ralph), Mossoró and Erick Farias; Matheuzinho, MV (Yohan) and João Pedro. Technician: Luizinho Vieira.
Guild (1): Adriel; Fábio (Thaciano), Bruno Alves, Kannemann and Diogo Barbosa; Villasanti (Thiago Santos), Carballo (Everton Galdino), Pepê (Ferreira), Bitello and Vina; Suarez. Technician: Renato Portaluppi.
Referee: Rafael Rodrigo Klein.