Brazilian League

Botafogo player criticizes Jorge Jesus: "He insulted me"

One of the most upset players after Botafogo's 1-0 defeat against Flamengo on Thursday evening was Joel Carli. The Botafogo center back did not like the way Flamengo players celebrated their win on the pitch - as they usually do - and has a little chat with coach Jorge Jesus. The argument heated up and both Carli and Jesus had to be calmed down. The Argentine player says he only defended himself.



Flamengo suffers but beats Botafogo

Flamengo scored one of their most difficult victories in the Brazilian Championship this Thursday night, beating Botafogo 1-0 at Engenhão in a 31st round match. With the result, the red-black team, who played 40 minutes with one more player, reached 74 points, kept eight points ahead of Palmeiras and even threw the carioca rival to the relegation zone, with only 33 points.