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The former Benfica player was sent off and Alvaro Pacheco lost 6-1 (!) on his debut for Vasco

The former Benfica player was sent off and Alvaro Pacheco lost 6-1 (!) on his debut for Vasco

Álvaro Pacheco had his first appearance as coach of Vasco da Gama: Vasco lost tonight to rival Flamengo, 6-1, in the seventh round match of the Brazilian League.

Despite the defeat, the team of former Vitoria Guimarães coach was the first to score through Pablo Vigeti in the ninth minute.

Just half an hour later, former Benfica winger Everton Cipoliña made it 1-1, and five minutes later, the same Everton assisted Pedro with the conversion.

In the 43rd minute, Everton provided another assist, this time to David Luiz, also a former Benfica footballer. Speaking of former Reds players, Joao Victor was sent off in the 45+4 minute and Vasco's points were reduced to ten points.

In the second half, Flamengo scored another goal, with goals from Arascaeta, Bruno Henrique and Gabigol.

With this result, Flamengo is at the top with 14 points. Vasco ranks 13th with six points.

On the other hand, the Palmeiras team, led by Abel, defeated the Criciuma house with a score of 2-1.

Gustavo Gomez opened the scoring for Verdão in the 67th minute with a penalty kick, but Mateusinho equalized shortly after.

Already in stoppage time, the same Gustavo Gomez provided the assist and sent Lazaro into the final 2-1.

With this result, Palmeiras rose to seventh place with 11 points. Criciúma comes in sixteenth place with five points.

Finally, Hulk scored a wonderful goal, but Atlético Mineiro could not get past a 1-1 draw at home against Bahia. The former Porto player scored a free kick in the 62nd minute, but Ademir equalized in the 90th minute.

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