Copa do Brasil: Thiago Neves is sent-off for chucking a ball at a ball-boy

Aguia De Maraba 2 – Fluminense 1 (Copa do Brasil, April 16, 2009) Aleilson needed only sixty seconds to put the hosts ahead before Sinesio’s penalty just before half-time doubled the advantage. Fluminense were reduced to 10 men in the second half after Thiago Neves was sent-off for chucking a ball at a ball-boy, but Carlos Alberto Parreira’s side pulled a goal back through Fred’s header.

Botafogo 2 – Americano 1 (Agg. 3-3) (Pens. 4-5) (Copa do Brasil, April 16, 2009) After winning the first leg 2-1 Americano were heading through with the second leg tied at 1-1 after Kieza had cancelled out Junhino’s opener until Maicosuel crucially put Botafogo 2-1 ahead in the second minute of injury time to force penalties. Maicosuel was the only player to miss in the shootout and Americano advanced to a meeting with either Ponte Preta or Figueirense.


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