Cruzeiro suffers at the end but beats Patrosinense on State debut

The season that marks Cruzeiro’s return to the elite of Brazilian soccer started with a hard-fought victory for the crew over Patrosinense, for the Campeonato Mineiro. With 2-1, the BH crew received away from house with targets from Nikao and Bruno Rodríguez (from a penalty kick). Cristiano Robert money out.

  • Cruzeiro began the match with six debutants in the squad: Igor Formiga, Ian Lucas, Ramiro, Rafael Billu, Nikao and Wesley.

  • A real Cruzeiranze, Nikao excelled in the recreation regardless of being subbed off early in the second half and has already scored his first objective for the new crew.

  • Three Patrocinense adjustments improved the crew and ignited the recreation with a objective proper at the begin of the second half.

  • Patrocinense got here very near equalizing, urgent too arduous in the last minutes, but stopped in the opponent’s protection.

Nico thanks:

“Thanks to everybody on the board who made an enormous effort for me to be right here, Paulo, Ronaldo, Pedro, Pezzolano. The trainer, since I arrived, has given me numerous freedom, we all the time speak, he tells me what he needs, I put it into follow. And I’m very blissful for the objective for my favourite crew. It’s a pity that my mom, who I misplaced at the age of eight, she cheered me on quite a bit and even fought for the crew. Mom, immediately your son is right here in your crew from the coronary heart, he fulfills your dream, he manages to attain a objective, this objective is for you, I do know you’re very blissful up there”

The recreation

Cruzeiro begins at a excessive tempo. Dominating the motion in the midfield, the visiting crew already started to dictate how the recreation would develop, pushing Patrocinense into protection and forcing the opponent to make errors. That’s the way it got here to the first objective and Raposa disarmed the hosts’ scheme after seven minutes.

Up entrance on the scoreboard, Cruzeiro will increase the stress and creates extra possibilities. With a penalty instantly after opening the scoring, the Blues expanded and didn’t cease threatening Adilsson’s objective. Already in the thirtieth minute from an ambush, the publish saved the house crew from 3:0 already in the first half.

Patrocinense closes in and begins to nullify the opponent’s makes an attempt. Already in the final quarter-hour of the first stage, the house crew managed to suit extra into the marking and keep away from good entries from Cruzeiro. And even with out threatening the objective of Rafael Cabral, the ball reached the assault with the brown gamers heading to the dressing room with none extra fears.

Three adjustments to Patrocinense’s midfield see the crew reposition themselves. The recreation was completely different at the begin of the second half, with the house aspect urgent tougher and rapidly discovering a objective. With many related performs down the left, Agia Grena virtually equalised.

Fox tries to reply and virtually makes it to the third. Looking for a fast response, Cruzeiro started to show himself extra and even seeing the assault of his opponent, it was Adilson who virtually expired in two consecutive strikes. First with Wesley after which with Wallison who virtually scored two nice targets but was stopped in defence.

Balance cools the recreation. With a good consequence, Cruzeiro tried to clear the ball, but with out giving up. The two groups, at a slower tempo, with the bodily side weighed down at the end of the first recreation of the season, confronted errors in the opponent’s passing and protection.

Almost tied at 45. Despite lukewarm play in the last minutes, the equalizer virtually got here with an odd transfer that compelled Rafael Cabral to hold the ball over the line. As it was a misplaced move by Oliveira, the foul was awarded to Patrosinense on an oblique free kick in the small space wasted with the ball hitting the crossbar.

Pressure at the end of the householders. After they missed an equaliser, Patrochinenze gave all of it for Cruzeiro, who closed and managed to maintain the scoreline.

thriller in the shirt

Raposa entered the discipline with the white jersey and a query mark rather than the Masters sponsorship. The transfer was made to incite concerning the subsequent associate the crew will announce for the season.


Cruzeiro may have per week off till they take to the discipline for the second spherical of the State on the twenty eighth, this time at house to face Athletic.

On the identical day, Patrosinense visited Ipatinga, additionally taking part in his second recreation for Mineiro.


Sponsorship x Cruzeiro

competitors: first spherical of the Campeonato Mineiro

place: Pedro Alves do Nascimento Stadium, in Patrossinho (MG)

Date and time: 21 January 2023, 19:00 (Brazil time)

Referee: Paulo Cesar Zanovelli

Assistants: Celso Luis da Silva and Marciano da Silva Vicente

Yellow playing cards: Lucas Huck (Sponsor), Ramiro (Cruzeiro), Nikao (Cruzeiro)

Red playing cards: Thiago Oliveira (Sponsor)

Objectives: Nikao (Cruzeiro), seven, Bruno Rodriguez (Cruzeiro), 15 in the first half. Cristiano Robert (Patrocinense), in seven of the second half.

Sponsor: Adilson; Emerson (Lucao), Leo Alves, Alan Ferreira, Rafael Furlan; Sabino (Evair), Lucas Hulk (Gabriel Galjardo) and Daniel Costa (Marquinhos do Sul); Leo Santos, Glaceinho and Neto Costa (Cristiano Robert). Technician: Thiago Oliveira

Cruise: Rafael Cabral; Igor Formiga (Wesley Benzin), Oliveira, Eduardo Brock and Neto Moura; Ian Lucas, Ramiro (Wallison), Nikao (Mateus Vitale/Daniel Jr.; Bruno Rodriguez, Wesley and Rafael Billu. Technician: Martin Varini

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