6. OFF THE POST: Coach attacks his own player
When Vasco da Gama forward Valdir Papel came toward the bench his own
coach, Renato Portaluppi, shoved him down the sideline. Papel had been
ejected in the 17th minute of the Copa Brasil final after receiving his second
yellow card for his second brutal tackle from behind.
"It's unacceptable that you give a player a chance like that and he gets sent
off for doing the same thing twice," said the furious Renato.
Flamengo won, 1-0, on a 28th minute goal by Juan to win the two-leg
series, 3-0, on aggregate for Flamengo's first national title since 1992.
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