who would take their place in the Final from
the second Semi-Final? The two teams set to
do battle were PMPCAR (Por) against Pangare
Futebol Clube (Bra).
were already enjoying their most successful
tournament to date. In 2017 and 2018 they started
off well but faded. Today they started well
and continued playing well to finish with a
maximum 18 points from the group phase. In 2017
and 2018 they went out at the Plate Semi-Final
stage on both occasions. In 2018, it was against
Pangare Futebol Clube!
months ago, Pangare Futebol Clube won 6-1 when
these teams met. PMPCAR were a stronger and
tougher proposition today though. Looking at
Pangare Futebol Clube, they had mixed results
today even with a tournament goal difference
of 17-2 they had 2 draws and 1 defeat. When
they won, they won big.
was PMPCAR who opened the scoring as they took
their tournament goal difference to 25-2. It
was Tiago Sousa who scored – his eighth of the
day and potentially the most important yet.
Futebol Clube showed why they were crowned champions
in 2017 as they responded superbly. Gustavo
Pereira was the Brazilian's top scorer today
and his 7 th of the tournament levelled the
tie up at 1-1. His eighth of the tournament
put his team 2-1 up.
the final minute of the game and it was still
2-1. Just 1 goal for PMPCAR would take us to
penalties but instead Filipe Alewcon scored
at the death to make it 3-1 to Pangare Futebol
Clube. Game over.
PMPCAR it was a third successive semi-final
defeat – maybe that first final will come in