This Thursday, Cruzeiro and Remo duel for the return game of the third phase of the Copa do Brasil. The ball rolls at 19:30, at Independência, and the match is worth a spot for the round of 16 of the competition, in addition to the prize of R$ 3 million for the classification.
THE ge tracks the match in real time. Click here to access.
In the first match, Remo won at home, by two to one. To qualify, Cruzeiro needs to win by two goals difference, or by one, to take the duel to penalties.
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Packed by three consecutive victories in the Brazilian Championship, Cruzeiro receives Remo motivated and with full force to overcome the disadvantage in the confrontation and qualify. Paulo Pezzolano’s team lost for the last time five games ago, precisely against Remo.
With a new game scheme and in front of the crowd, which sold out all the tickets on sale, the team hopes to maintain the same superiority on the field of the last games. The team must have the presence of midfielder Canesin, recovered from injury, among the related.
Remo is experiencing a moment of instability in the season. Champion of Para, the team has not yet managed to pack in the C Series, where it comes from a 1-0 defeat to Brasil de Pelotas. Leão is only 11th in the competition, with five points – two wins, one draw and two defeats.
The pressure on Paulo Bonamigo has increased in recent weeks and the coach seeks to put the team on the axis. The not-so-good phase may have a specific reason: the lack of quality at the time of completing the moves. This fact has been greatly regretted by the Azulino commander.
Real time: ge follows all the moves of the game (click here to access).
Cruzeiro – Coach: Paulo Pezzolano
For the match, Paulo Pezzolano has midfielder Fernando Canesin, 100% recovered from injury and free to play. On the other hand, midfielder Neto Moura cannot go to the confrontation, having already played in the Copa do Brasil this year, for Mirassol. Canesin, Adriano and Pedro Castro are vying for the spot. Filipe Machado returned to training in the field, but he is still doing his final recovery and conditioning work. Rodolfo, outside of the last game, should also appear among the options.
Probable lineup: Rafael Cabral; Zé Ivaldo, Lucas Oliveira and Eduardo Brock; Geovane Jesus (Rômulo), Willian Oliveira, Fernando Canesin (Adriano or Pedro Castro) and Matheus Bidu; Jajá, Luvannor and Edu
Who is out: John Paul (injured); Gabriel Brazão and Filipe Machado (transition from DM to field training)
hanging: William Oliveira
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Possible lineup of Cruzeiro against Grêmio — Photo: ge
Rowing – Coach: Paulo Bonamigo
In the Copa do Brasil, Bonamigo is not able to count on some athletes who have already played for other teams, including striker Rodrigo Pimpão, holder on the left wing. In his place, Fernandinho appears as an option. Another possibility is the tactical change in the team, leaving the 4-3-3 and going to the 4-4-2. This becomes quite likely thanks to the return of midfielder Paulinho Curuá, who was left out of the team’s last game. With that, Albano remains in the starting lineup alongside Erick Flores in the set-up of plays and the attack is formed by Brenner and Bruno Alves, and may have variations to the 4-3-3, with Flores acting on the left side.
Likely lineup: Vinicius; Daniel Felipe, Everton Sena, Marlon and Leonan; Anderson Uchôa, Paulinho Curuá, Albano and Erick Flores; Bruno Alves and Brenner.
Who is out: Rony, Ricardo Luz, Renan Castro, Jean Patrick and Netto (injured); Rodrigo Pimpão (has played for another team, as well as Jean Patrick and Netto).
Probable Rowing against Cruzeiro — Photo: ge
- Referee: Raphael Claus (SP)
- Assistant 1: Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis (SP)
- Assistant 2: Rodrigo Figueiredo Henrique Correa (RJ)
- Fourth referee: Ronei Candido Alves (MG)
Note: at this stage of the Copa do Brasil, there is no VAR (video referee)