On the social network Twitter, there were several ‘memes’ used by the “red-black” fans to mock Jesus’ early defeat.
“BENFICA ELIMINATED ahahahahah What a shame”, wrote the profile identified as “Tuê”, which identifies itself as a “sick flamingo and without cure”.
“I am very sad, very sad! A very boring thing is happening with Benfica. Ahahahahahahahahah. Very sad ”, mocked the profile of“ Reikrauss ”.
Another of the images widely shared by Flamengo fans was fireworks, with the caption: “Flamengo fans watching Benfica being eliminated from the Champions in the first game of Jorge Jesus”.
Jorge Jesus’ Benfica lost on Tuesday with the Greeks of PAOK Thessaloniki, by Abel Ferreira, by 2-1, and stayed out of the 2020/21 edition of the football Champions League.
In a third qualifying round played with just one hand due to the covid-19 pandemic, the ‘incarnate’ lost 2-0 due to goals in the second half by Verthongen, on 63 minutes, on goal, and Andrija Zivkovic, on 75 , ex-Benfica player, worthless the goal scored by Rafa, at 90 + 4.
With this elimination, Benfica is relegated to the group stage of the Europa League, in which Sporting de Braga is already, while the team coached by Abel Ferreira will measure up against the Krasnodar Russians in the ‘play-off’ of access to ‘Champions’, this one already in two hands.
The departure of Jesus do Flamengo for Benfica left a hurt in the Brazilian fans, who wanted the continuity of the coach in the team based in Rio de Janeiro.
In 13 months, Jesus won six titles in the ‘canarinhos’, among them the Brazilian championship and the Libertadores Cup, the most important club trophy on the continent, with offensive football, which privileged the possession of the ball and tactical rigor.
Last month, Jesus confessed that “it was not easy” to leave the “paradise” that was his time with the Flamengo football team and that only Benfica “could take him out of Brazil”.
MYMM (VR / RBA) // EJ