BRAZIL: Jesus cites “luck of champions” and insists Reinier decision justified as wonderkid caps Flamengo comeback [video]
Flamengo staged a sensational late recovery to come from behind and win 2-1 against Fortaleza on Wednesday evening. Two goals in the final seven minutes of normal time gave Jorge Jesus’ side their fourth straight league victory and maintained their 8-point lead at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
The winning goal in Fortaleza was scored by 17-year-old wonderkid Reinier, with Flamengo’s refusal to release the youngster to the Brazil U17 team validated in the eyes of Mengão’s Portuguese boss. Meanwhile, Jesus says he has no intention of resting players in the midst of a hectic schedule in which the Rio de Janeiro club fight on two fronts.