Game of the week: 17 November 2010 - Internacional 2-3 Avaí

On 14 November 2010 Brazilian side Avaí faced a tough away trip to play Copa Libertadores holders Internacional. They had just been eliminated from the quarter finals of Copa Sudamericana 2010 and needed to focus on escaping from the relegation zone with only 4 games of the league season remaining. They could not have started the game in a better way than scoring the fastest goal of the season after only 16 seconds with this marvelous team goal finished off by Patric. The away team eventually won 2-3 to give themselves a fighting chance of avoiding relegation.

Avaí went 2-0 ahead with another well crafted goal featuring a back-heel in the build up play before the reigning South American champions fought back to 2-2 with two goals in 5 minutes, the first from Leandro Damião and then another goal featuring a back-heel in the build up to set up a magnificent strike from Rafael Sóbis to level the scores.

The away side did not give up and within 4 minutes they had re-established their lead with a header from Robinho (no not that Robinho, he plays for AC Milan). They held onto their advantage until the end of the game to claim a vital 3 points. They are still 2 points away from safety with only 3 games remaining but without this win they would be in a much more desperate position.

Part of the game of the week series.

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