In a goalless match, Juventude and Ponte Preta are tied 0-0, in the 37th round of Serie B of the Brazilian Championship. The match played at the Alfredo Jaconi Stadium, in Caxias do Sul, postponed the plans to define the teams for the final round of the competition.
With the draw, Juventude reaches 62 points and remains in third place. Next come Vila Nova and Atlético-GO with 61, Novorizontino, Mirassol and Sport, with 60, still fighting for access. Ponte, with 39 points, remains in 15th place, and is on the verge of guaranteeing its stay in the second division.
The teams will return to the field next Saturday (25), at 5 p.m. (Brasilia time), for the last day of Serie B. Juventude will travel to Ceará, at the Presidente Vargas stadium, in Fortaleza. Ponte Preta will host CRB at the Moisés Lucarelli stadium in Campinas.
The duel was charged. Lulled by the supporters, Juventude started the match aggressively and almost opened the scoring from the start, with Gabriel Taliari. Facing a waterlogged pitch, the home side lost their production and saw Ponte grow, with two chances wasted by Jeh.
At the end of the second half, Rafael Furtado had the ball at his feet. He received it in a half-pipe, invaded the area and hit hard, but ended up blasting the crossbar.