Cruzeiro faces Boa and tries to end ‘anxiety’ to win in Mineiro

With the risk of not qualifying for the semi-finals of the Mineiro Championship for the second consecutive year, O cruise face the Good Sport this Sunday, at 11am, at Melo stadium, in Varginha, for the seventh round of the Mineiro Championship. In six matches, the celestial team scored eight points – two victories, two draws and two defeats – and scored only four goals. According to Department of Mathematics at UFMG, it will be necessary to reach 80% of use in the remainder of the first phase (four victories in five games) to advance to the knockout stage. Atltico and Amrica share the lead, with 15 points, followed by Caldense (11) and Athletic (9).

So far, Raposa’s performance disappointed his fans. Against Tombense, last Thursday, the team counted 19 submissions, a deceptive number due to the excess of long-distance shots, without offering danger to the opposing goalkeeper. Of the three real chances, Felipe Garcia made good saves in attempts by Felipe Augusto and Airton. In turn, Matheus Barbosa hit the left post after the back of the defense.

The difficulties were already wide open in previous duels. Basically, players rotate the ball from side to side in search of space, but they run into the marking lines. Forced to start with defensive midfielders, sides and defenders, the team ends up transmitting a feeling of slowness to those who watch. In the midst of all this, the question arises: if the deficits in Mineiro are so evident, how can the performance of the group be seen in Series B of the Brazilian Championship? Is there time to correct them?

“We had more control of the game, more control of the match, we recovered the ball in the opponent’s field, we put the opponent behind. Unfortunately, the ball did not enter. But it will come. This anxiety of ours that things happen from one day to the next also generates these errors in the last third. This is part of it, but naturally we will be able to adjust it. I am sure that when the ball starts to come in, that weight will come out, and we will transform into goals what we are producing in the game ”.

Having liked what he saw against Tombense, Conceio made few adjustments to the starting lineup. He intends to define a base team before Srie B, to start on May 28 or 29, against Confiana, in Sergipe. A forced change on the left side: Matheus Pereira to replace Alan Ruschel, who is suspended. In the midfield, Rmulo might be the surprise. The expectation that the 33-year-old veteran will put into practice the reading of the game acquired in nine seasons in Italy – he scored 17 goals and gave 34 assists in 218 games for Fiorentina, Verona, Juventus, Genoa, Lazio and Brescia.While Cruzeiro dreams of victory to chase away the mistrust of his fans, Boa desperately fights against relegation to Module II. Coruja’s only triumph was over Coimbra, 2-1, in Varginha, for the fourth round. Striker Jefferson, responsible for the two goals, will be on the pitch this Sunday. The assistant Cesinha will be an interim technician, since the newly hired Gabardo Junior, formerly Vitria da Conquista (BA), has not yet had his name published in the CBF IDB. The club from Sul de Minas ranks 11th in Mineiro, with only four points.

Carlos Miguel; Yuri, Admilton, Alex Alves and Matheus Muller; Romeu, Guilherme Escuro and Carlos Csar; Dieguinho, Nicholas and Jefferson.

Phbio; Cceres, Manoel, Ramon and Matheus Pereira; Adriano, Matheus Barbosa and Marcinho (Rmulo); Bruno Jos, Felipe Augusto (Airton) and Rafael Sobis (Marcelo Moreno)
Technician: Felipe Conceio

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