Botafogo are back to winning ways in the Brazilian Serie A after the 2-1 comeback win over hosts Avai on Thursday night. Botafogo scored twice in the second half to turn the game on its head having trailed to the home team at the half-time interval.
BOTAFOGO ON TWO-MATCH WINLESS RUN
Botafogo are one a two-match winless run in the league after the 1-1 draw with Ceara last weekend. They are yet to win a game since the home victory over Athletico Paranensein a league game played towards the end of last month. Botafogorecorded a 2-0 win over Athletico at home on that occasion thanks to a goal in each half. Erison scored the first goal of the game on 19 minutes in the before the lead was doubled by Jeffinhonine minutes into the second half.
PREVIEW: BOTAFOGO VS SAO PAULO – PREDICTION AND TEAM NEWS
Current title contenders Sao Paulo have a chance to capture their first road victory of this Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A campaign when they head to Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos to face relegation-threatened Botafogo on Thursday. Fogo are winless in their previous five domestic encounters, while Tricolor Paulista have points in nine straight league contests and are sitting in third.
At the moment, times are tough for the newly-promoted club from Rio, who have dropped four consecutive matches, sliding down into the final relegation position with 12 points. Losing to the likes of Palmeiras can be understood, given their talent and top-flight experience, but Botafogo have failed to earn any points versus teams near them in the table, as three of their last four defeats have come against sides who were with them in Serie B a season ago (Coritiba, Goias and Avai). Continue reading ” PREVIEW: BOTAFOGO VS SAO PAULO – PREDICTION AND TEAM NEWS”
BOTAFOGO WIN THREE SUCCESSIVE GAMES
Botafogo have now won their last three games in all competitions after coming from behind to beat Fortaleza 3-1 at home in the Brazilian Serie A. Botafogo came into the game on the back of the 6-0 aggregate thumping ofCeilandia in the third round of the Brazilian Cup. Botafogobeat the Serie D side 3-0 away from home in the first leg before they repeated the win at home in the second leg last week Friday.
The current three-match winning run for Botafogo started on the back of the 1-1 home draw with Juventude in the league. It began with the 1-0 league win at Flamengoin what was their penultimate league match till date.Botafogo made it two wins in a row in all competitions with the 3-0 home win over Ceilandia in their Brazilian Cup third round second leg clash. Continue reading “BOTAFOGO WIN THREE SUCCESSIVE GAMES”
BOTAFOGO TRIED TO SIGN COSTA BEFORE MLS MOVE
With Douglas Costa sealing his move to United States Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy in the January winter transfer window, it has been revealed that he was wanted by a number of other clubs but he eve tuslly decided to leave Europe and move to the United States. Before joining LA Galaxy, Costa left Juventus and joined a Brazilian club on loan where he spent last season. The idea was for him to get more game time away from the Italian Serie A giants as he was finding it hard to do so in Turin. The major reason for that was so he could get more minutes under his belt so getting a new club for him would be easier.
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BOTAFOGO LINKED WITH MOVE FOR MARCELO
Real Madrid skipper Marcelo has been linked with a return to his native Brazil ahead of the January transfer window. It has been reported that Brazilian club Botafogo are keen on signing Marcelo who became the Real Madrid captain when the Spanish club decided not to extend the contract of former captain Sergio Ramos. Spanish international Ramos ended his long career at Real Madrid spanning 17 years to sign for French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) as a free agent.
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BOTAFOGO WANTED WILLIAN BEFORE CORINTHIANS MOVE
Just when it looked like former Arsenal star Willian was short of options when he was looking for a move away from the Emirates Stadium, it has been revealed that the reverse was actually the case. The Brazilian star was told that he was no longer needed at Arsenal by manager Mikel Arteta and that had to start looking for another club here he will be continuing his career. The former Chelsea star was one of the highest earners at Arsenal and there was no way the Gunners could keep affording to pay his huge salary despite him not turning up for them and putting in strong performances every turn he was on the pitch representing the club.
BOTAFOGO WINLESS AWAY RUN CONTINUES
Botafogo have been largely poor away from home since the new Brazilian SerieB season started and that poor run continued when they faced CRB on Tuesday night. In what was a tenth round clash in the Brazilian Serie B this season, hosts CRB came from behind to beat Botafogo 2-1 at the Estadio Rei Pele in Maceio.
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COSTA DECLINED BOTAFOGO BEFORE JOINING GREMIO
Former Juventus winger Douglas Costa who recently completed a switch back to Brazil to join the country’s Serie A club Gremio has revealed that Botafogo were also interested in signing him but he was solely focused on joining his former club. The winger was deemed surplus to requirements at Juventus by Andrea Pirlo and was not allowed another chance to prove himself with the Old Lady.
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