Since the stoppage established on March 21, when the fan’s last memory was a sleepy defeat for America, in the classic, by 1 to 0, more than a week has passed. Time for Felipe Conceição to reorganize the cast and work on their game ideas. In other words, if the problem was time, Mineiro’s suspension due to the worsening of the pandemic provided the team with training conditions. It remains to be seen whether, in the end, theory will also be practice.
The team has doubts. In the defense, the expectation is for Manoel’s return, since Brock is suspended. Also due to a suspension, Matheus Pereira will be replaced by Alan Ruschel, this time in his original position. In the midfield, Jadson’s experience may give rise to the return of Matheus Barbosa and, mainly, the creation will be with Claudinho or Marcinho. At the front, without Moreno, who was recently in friendly matches with the Bolivian national team and should not be able to reach conditions, Rafael Sóbis should win another chance.
Unknowns that will be taken by Conceição who, in an exclusive interview to Super 91.7 FM, did not want to confirm the team, but said: from now on, Cruzeiro will have a base team. There were six different formations in the team’s first six games of the season. The time has come for the team to seek stability.
“In this second moment, we are looking for a little more standard within the line-ups, whenever possible, there will be injury, there will be suspension, but whenever possible, we will already find a base and logical team that, over time, will change or another will exist as well as reinforcements for the B Series “, projected Felipe Conceição.
“We are finding a line. What I can promise is that there will be a line of greater regularity than before. We need to grow as a whole,” added the coach.
How Tombense arrives
Coach Bruno Pivetti’s team comes from qualifying to the second phase of the Copa do Brasil to catch Vasco, when they drew with Nova Mutum by 0 to 0, on March 17, and from a tie with Patrocinense by 2 to 2, on March 21, for the fifth round of Mineiro. Tombense’s only victory in the current edition of Mineiro was over the URT, by 1 to 0, on March 13th.
Cruzeiro did not take much luck last year when they got Tombense. He lost 2-0, in Tombos, for the State, in what was only the second defeat of the celestial team in history for his rival. The first was in 2015, also by Mineiro, in a game played at Gigante da Pampulha. In eight games, there were five wins for Cruzeiro, a draw and two triumphs for Tombense. Fox scored 14 goals and conceded eight.
Cruzeiro x Tombense
Reason: 6th round of the Minas Gerais Championship 2021
Location: Mineirão Stadium, in Belo Horizonte
Referee: Felipe Fernandes de Lima (CBF-MG)
Assistants: Frederico Soares Vilarinho (CBF-MG) and Magno Arantes Lira (CBF-MG)
Broadcast: Rádio Super 91.7 FM and Premiere
Fábio; Cáceres, Manoel (Weverton), Ramon and Alan Ruschel; Adriano, Matheus Barbosa and Claudinho (Marcinho); Felipe Augusto, Airton (Bruno José) and Rafael Sóbis. Coach: Felipe Conceição
Felipe, David, Wesley, Matheus Lopes, Manoel, Rodrigo, Paulinho Dias, Jhemerson, Rubens, Caíque and Keké. Coach: Bruno Pivetti
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