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.

The home win over AthleticoParanense was followed by a narrow defeat at the hands of hosts Corinthians for Botafogo. They gave a good account of themselves during the game only to lose narrowly to Corinthians away from home. It must be pointed out that Corinthians are the second best team in the Brazilian top flight as they are six points adrift of league leaders Palmeiras ahead of the meeting of the the top two teams this weekend. An home win for Corinthians over Palmeiras will cut the gap to just three points at the top of the table. For the latestBotafogo game, Gustavo Silva scored the only goal of the game on 27 minutes to give Corinthians the three points at stake. Continue reading “BOTAFOGO ON TWO-MATCH WINLESS RUN”