The weekend’s Fla-Flu had five players sent off and decisively helped to transform this Brasileirão into the edition with the most red cards for athletes in the last ten years, even with a game still to be played in this round.
There were 83 expulsions in 27 rounds, surpassing the 2020 edition, which had 82 red cards for athletes in the first 27 rounds.
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Red cards for athletes in Brasileirão until round 27
The 2022 edition is the one that had the most athletes expelled from the field in the last ten years
Source: Statistical Spy
With five players sent off, three from Flu (one of them from the bench, David Braz) and two from Flamengo, the Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense match became the one with the most red cards for athletes in this Brasileirão, surpassing Internacional 2 x 3 Botafogo , from round 13, which had four athletes expelled.
Games with the most red cards at the 2022 Brasileirão
|Match||round||Reds for two yellows||straight reds||total reds|
|Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense||27||1||4||5|
|Internacional 2 x 3 Botafogo||13||1||3||4|
|Avai 1 x 0 America-MG||1||0||two||two|
|Avai 1 x 2 Youth||6||0||two||two|
|Atlético-GO 2 x 0 Coritiba||7||0||two||two|
|Cuiabá 1 x 1 Internacional||7||1||1||two|
|Fluminense 1 x 2 Flamengo||8||0||two||two|
|Athletico-PR 1 x 1 Corinthians||12||0||two||two|
|Coritiba 0 x 1 Athletico-PR||13||1||1||two|
|Cuiabá 2 x 0 Botafogo||16||1||1||two|
|Goiás 2 x 1 Atletico-GO||24||0||two||two|
|Flamengo 1 x 1 Ceará||25||1||1||two|
|Ceara 0 x 2 Sao Paulo||27||0||two||two|
It was the third time that David Braz received a red card in this Brasileirão, becoming the most expelled athlete from the competition. The Fluminense defender had already been sent off in Fla-Flu of the first round, defeat by 2 to 1, also by complaint and also on the bench, and in the defeat by 0 x 2 against Atlético-GO, for killing with a push a counterattack, when he was the last defender of the line, not counting the goalkeeper.
The weekend’s Fla-Flu was the fifth played this season and the fourth in which there was at least one expulsion in the derby. Only in the first game of this year’s Carioca final did the match end without at least one player being sent off.
In the other four clashes between Flamengo and Fluminense in the season, there were 11 expulsions, eight of them for unsportsmanlike attitudes. Of the 11 expulsions, three involved athletes who were protesting from the bench against the refereeing team.
Expulsions in the season’s Fla-Flus
|From Rio||TG04||Flamengo 0 x 1 Fluminense||Flamengo||Vitinho||at. antid., punch|
|From Rio||TG04||Flamengo 0 x 1 Fluminense||Fluminense||Calegari||at. antid., discussion|
|From Rio||Final||Fluminense 1 x 1 Flamengo||Fluminense||Fred||at. antid., push|
|From Rio||Final||Fluminense 1 x 1 Flamengo||Flamengo||Bruno Henrique||at. antid., push|
|Brazilian||8||Fluminense 1 x 2 Flamengo||Flamengo||wheeled||complaint (bank)|
|Brazilian||8||Fluminense 1 x 2 Flamengo||Fluminense||David Braz||complaint (bank)|
|Brazilian||27||Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense||Fluminense||David Braz||complaint (bank)|
|Brazilian||27||Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense||Flamengo||Marine||at. antid., push|
|Brazilian||27||Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense||Fluminense||Manuel||at. antid., push|
|Brazilian||27||Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense||Flamengo||Everton||at. antid., aggression|
|Brazilian||27||Flamengo 1 x 2 Fluminense||Fluminense||Caio Paulista||at. antid., aggression|
*The Statistical Spy team is formed by: Guilherme Maniaudet, Guilherme Marçal, João Guerra, Leandro Silva, Leonardo Martins, Roberto Maleson and Valmir Storti.