The weekend will be decisions in different state and regional championships. Among them, the one that draws the most attention this Saturday (26) is the first confrontation of an unprecedented final of the Gaucho Championship between Ypiranga and Grêmio.
The match, which will be played from 4:30 pm (Brasília time) at Colosso da Lagoa, will mark the beginning of the first decision of the Gaucho played by Erechim’s team. In addition to the novelty of the confrontation in these conditions, the match marks the meeting between the top scorers of the championship, the Gremista Elias and the Canarinho Erick (each with five goals).
— Gaucho Football Federation (@OficialFGF) March 24, 2022
Two other state in which the first games of the decisions will be played this Saturday are Goiano, with Atlético-GO and Goiás from 4:30 pm, and Mato-Grossense, with União Rondonópolis and Cuiabá from 3:30 pm.
In São Paulo, Palmeiras welcomes Bragantino, at Allianz Parque from 6:30 pm this Saturday, in the initial confrontation of the first semifinal of Paulista. The opponent in the decision begins to be defined on Sunday (27), when São Paulo receives Corinthians at Morumbi.
FOUR TEAMS IN SEARCH OF MY CUP 😍🏆
Palmeiras, Red Bull Bragantino, São Paulo and Corinthians are the teams fighting for the spots in the grand final!#FootballPaulista #Paulistao22 pic.twitter.com/mDDAPsCqrU
— Paulistao (@Paulistao) March 25, 2022
In Mineiro, the weekend will be defined by the finalists. The first to enter the field is Cruzeiro, which will meet again with Athletic Club, this Saturday at 4:30 pm, after winning the first leg by 2 to 0. Atlético-MG takes on Caldense, on Sunday at 18:00, having the same advantage as its local rival.
Other states that will meet the participants of their finals are Catarinense (with Camboriú hosting Figueirense this Saturday after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, and Brusque catching Concórdia after winning 1-0), Paranaense (where Coritiba tries to confirm the spot after beating Athletico-PR in the Arena da Baixada by 2-1, while Maringá and Operário meet again after a 1-1 draw, the two matches are on Sunday), Tocantinense (with União Araguainense and Tocantinópolis , who won 1-0 in the first leg, and with Capital and Interporto, who won the first game by the minimum score) and Amazonense (with Manaus playing in a more comfortable situation this Saturday after defeating Nacional 1-0 in the first leg, and Princesa do Solimões trying to reverse Fast’s 2-1 lead on Sunday).
In Baiano, the semifinals will start this weekend. The detail is that the traditional Bahia and Vitória are no longer in the search for the title. On Saturday Bahia de Feira welcomes Atlético-BA from 16:00 at Arena Cajueiro. A day later, Jacuipense goes to Lomanto Júnior to measure forces with Barcelona from Ilhéus at 4pm.
Another important competition, but this one regional, which enters the final stretch this weekend is the Copa do Nordeste. The finalists of the traditional competition will be defined in single games. This Saturday, Fortaleza receives Náutico from 5:45 pm at the Castelão stadium. On Sunday, CRB will go to Arena Pernambuco to measure forces with Sport from 18:30.
It was with A LOT of emotion and my semifinal is more than DEFINED!!!
Male, now there are 3 states involved, 4 passionate fans and a dream: to take Orelhuda home. Don’t call me to NADAAA, this weekend is DECISION. pic.twitter.com/IKnqDIaquZ
— Northeast Cup #SemiFinal (@CopaDoNordeste) March 25, 2022
Translated to english by RJ983
From Brazil, by EBC News