Brazil and Lithuania faced each other at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba, Japan for the men’s goalball semi-finals at the (2) Tokyo Paralympic Games this Thursday morning as well as the Brazilians in the group stage dominating the match and winning 9. to 5
Even after trailing on the scoreboard, Brazil made a great comeback and opened a wide advantage, especially in the second half, with Parazinho’s fine match and secured a spot in contention for gold.
In the final, Brazil will face China, who lost to the US in the second semi-final. The match will take place this Friday (3) at 7:30 am (Brasilia time).
Lithuania opened the scoring in the first attack 15 seconds into the game. However, Brazil remained dangerous even at the back of the scoreboard and managed to hit the opposing post.
And with 8 minutes 04 to spare, in the first half, Lyon struck a beautiful shot to tie the match. Just a minute after the Lithuanian players hesitated, Parazinho turned the game to Brazil.
If Lithuania had hesitated, Brazil also made a mistake and accepted the tie in the last minutes of the first leg. Romario also defended the opponent’s attack, but the ball hit the knee and went into the goal.
Parazinho once again puts Brazil in the lead long ball. The final minutes of the first half were frenzied with several good shots from both teams, but the defense stood out.
Coming back from halftime, Brazil extended the score with Parazinho, in another long ball Charged very well. A few minutes later, Romário made another match for Brazil after a strong pitch.
Parazinho had a bright day and scored another in the bid long ball To give Brazil peace of mind on the scoreboard. The Brazilian’s good moment came with Lemmon, who scored the game’s seventh goal.
Lithuania scored with Jibolis for the first time in the second half, but Parazinho did not let Brazil’s momentum fall and scored another in the match. Brazil’s shirt 5 scored yet another in the bid high ball in the last minutes
The Lithuanians did not surrender and scored twice more in the final moments of the match, but this was not enough and Brazil won 9–5 to ensure a place in the final of the competition.