Vasco da Gama, new Brazilian champions!!
The vascainos secure crown and book their ticket to Copa Libertadores following stout win over Sampaio Correia
Clube Regatas Vasco da Gama reclaimed the Brazilian crown this Sunday in Santos. The Tren Bala da Areia ran past Sampaio correia in the final to climb back to the highest place in the Brazialian beach soccer panorama.
Champions in 2014 and 2012, the Vascaínos did not panic after Sampaio hit first, and turned the score around with five goals, giving their opponents no chance.
Internationals Bokinha, with two goals, Lucão and the MVP-awarded Mauricinho, together with Antonio, had the job done for the Gigante da Colina.
Vasco da Gama will now jump into Copa Libertadores, representing Brazil in the continental beach soccer clubs showpiece, aiming to achieve what their eleven-a-side brothers achieved in 1998.
Botafogo claims bronze
In the match for the third place, an inspired Botafogo bent Rio Branco uncontestably. The goals by Rodrigo (3), Top-scorer Bryan (2), Paulinho (2), Thiago, Fernando, Luís Filipe and Jeferson were too much for the “Brancão”, who could only reply with the the efforts by Diego Malias, Ralson e Sonaldo.
CAMPEONATO BRASILEIRO DE CLUBES DE BEACH SOCCER 2017
Praia do Gonzaga (Santos-SP)
Group A: Vasco da Gama (RJ), Botafogo (RJ), Fluminense (RJ) and Avaí (SC)
Group B: Sampaio Corrêa (MA), Rio Branco (ES), Sport Recife (PE) and Grêmio (RS)
Thursday, January 5th
Fluminense 8-5 Avaí
Sport Recife 4-3 Grêmio
Sampaio Corrêa 4-2 Rio Branco
Vasco da Gama 5-3 Botafogo
Friday, January 6th
Rio Branco 6-2 Grêmio
Avaí 7-8 Vasco da Gama
Sampaio Corrêa 7-3 Sport Recife
Botafogo 3-2 Fluminense
Saturday, January 7th
Sport Recife 4-6 Rio Branco
Sampaio Corrêa 7-2 Grêmio
Botafogo 7-6 Avaí
Vasco da Gama (2)4-4(3) Fluminense
Sunday, January 8th
Grêmio 3 x 1 Avaí – Play-off for 7th place
Sport Recife 5 x 7 Fluminense – Play-off for 5th place
Rio Branco 3 x 11 Botafogo – Play-off for 3rd place
Vasco da Gama 5 x 1 Sampaio Corrêa - FINAL
CHAMPIONS – Vasco da Gama (RJ)
Runner-up – Sampaio Corrêa (MA)
3rd place – Botafogo (RJ)
4th place – Rio Branco (ES)
5th place – Fluminense (RJ)
6th place – Sport Recife (PE)
7th place – Grêmio (RS)
8th place – Avaí (SC)
MVP: Mauricinho (Vasco da Gama)
Top-scorer: Bryan (Botafogo)
Best goalkeeper: Rafael (Botafogo)
Fonte: Beach Soccer Worldwide