Cruzeiro and Grêmio face each other, this Sunday, at 16:00 (Brasília time), at Independência, for the sixth round of Serie B of the Brazilian Championship. Tied in the table, the two teams promise a great game in Belo Horizonte, in search of victory over a direct competitor in the fight for access to Serie A.
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Cruzeiro goes to the field motivated by the victory over Chapecoense. Playing with three defenders in two consecutive matches, Raposa bets on confidence in the new tactical scheme, which has been working, and on the strength of the stands. If he wins, he overtakes his opponent in the table and takes second place, with a chance of even being the leader depending on the goal difference.
Grêmio, on the other hand, arrives packed after the third consecutive victory, which allowed Roger Machado’s team to jump from the relegation zone to the G-4 of the championship. In the last round, Tricolor beat CRB, at Arena, 2-0.
Streaming: TV Globo (with narration by Gustavo Villani; comments by Roger Flores and Fábio Júnior; and Janette Mara Arcanjo at Central do Apito); Premiere and sportv (with narration by Rogério Corrêa; comments by Graffite and Henrique Fernandes; and PC Oliveira at Central do apito).
Cruzeiro – Coach: Paulo Pezzolano
The Fox lost Paulo Pezzolano’s “wild card”: Leonardo Pais. With a muscle injury, the Uruguayan is absent in the match. Rômulo or Geovane Jesus are vying for his spot, the latter being the highlight in the victory over Chapecoense. On the left side of the system, Bidu and Rafael Santos are also fighting for a position.
Probable lineup: Rafael Cabral; Zé Ivaldo, Lucas Oliveira and Eduardo Brock; Geovane Jesus (Rômulo), Willian Oliveira, Neto Moura and Rafael Santos (Matheus Bidu); Jajá, Luvannor and Edu.
Who is out: João Paulo and Filipe Machado (injured); Fernando Canesin and Gabriel Brazão (transition from DM to field training)
hanging: Eduardo Brock and Rafael Santos.
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Possible lineup of Cruzeiro against Grêmio — Photo: ge
Gremio – Coach: Roger Machado
The gaucho team has only one absence for this Sunday in relation to the starting lineup of the last round. Nicolas, sent off against CRB, gives way to Diogo Barbosa, who is reunited with his former club, Cruzeiro. Bruno Alves, who had a scare during the week after leaving training with ankle pain, is recovered and closes the defense with Geromel. Rodrigo Ferreira follows in the vacancy of Edilson, who is recovering from a muscle injury.
Probable lineup: Brenno; Rodrigo Ferreira, Geromel, Bruno Alves and Diogo Barbosa; Villasanti, Lucas Silva and Bitello; Gabriel Teixeira, Elias and Diego Souza
Who is out: Nicolas (suspended); Edilson and Ferreira (muscle pain); Kannemann (hip surgery) and Jhonata Robert (knee surgery).
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Probable Grêmio to face Cruzeiro — Photo: ge
- Referee: Flavio Rodrigues de Souza (SP)
- Assistant 1: Marcelo Carvalho Van Gass (SP)
- Assistant 2: Luiz Alberto Andrini Nogueira (SP)
- Fourth referee: Wanderson Alves de Sousa (MG)
- VAR: Vinicius Furlan (SP)