Flamengo became, this Sunday, mathematically champion of Brazil after the defeat of Palmeiras in the reception to Grémio (1-2). Jorge Jesus’s side celebrates doubling less than 24 hours after winning the Libertadores Cup in Peru against River.
Palmeiras needed to win to keep the title fight open, but Everton’s 69th-minute goal complicated the task for Mano Menezes’s side.
Palmeiras still tied the game on 83 minutes, but Grémio would score again and ended the uncertainty in the result and the dispute for the title.
Thus, Jorge Jesus’ Flamengo becomes Brazilian champion four days from the end and accumulates a total of 81 points.
Flamengo returns to conquer a Brazilian championship ten years later. The Brazilian emblem has not been champion since 2009 and now counts the seventh championship in its history, equaling the record of Corinthians.