In a duel valid for the third round of the second phase of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, yesterday (3), Figueirense beat Paysandu 2-1. The game was marked by a lot of confusion in the stands and was interrupted for six minutes by the referee of the match, Bruno Arleu de Araujo.
In the summary of the match, the referee from Rio de Janeiro reported that he decided to stop the game in the 24th minute when he noticed a confusion between the two fans in the stands. In addition, Bruno Arleu de Araujo claimed to have been alerted by members of Figueirense’s coaching staff that chairs had been thrown in the direction of players who were warming up.
“The refereeing team was informed by the Figueirense FC technical commission that they were thrown on the field of play, behind the goal, where the substitute athletes of this team were warming up, […] a bleacher chair and three drumsticks”.
Bruno Arleu de Araujo also reported in the summary of the match that Paysandu fans threw bombs towards local fans. After six minutes, with the guarantee of the police and the delegate of the match, the game was resumed.
With the victory, Figueirense took the lead in Group B of the second phase of the competition, with six points – ABC-RN (6 points) and Vitória-BA (3 points) play today and can still change the situation. Paysandu has not scored yet and is the flashlight in the key.