Mineiro 2023: favourites, Atltico looking for a fourth league title in 42 years

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Eduardo Cudet and Hulk: coach and striker are key gamers for Atlético in Mineiro

The situation of latest seasons repeats itself in 2023. Owner of the largest funding and essentially the most highly effective workforce in Minas Gerais, Atlético is as soon as once more the large favourite to win the Campeonato Mineiro. And if expectations maintain true, Alvinegro’s workforce will as soon as once more be 4 straight state champions after greater than 4 a long time.

The greatest champion in Minas Gerais, with 47 trophies, Gallo has gained at the very least 4 victories solely twice in historical past. The first was the fifth championship between 1952 and 1956, in the pre-professional part of the competitors. The latter was the sixth between 1978 and 1983, the membership’s document streak. In this sequence, the tetra was in 1981 – 42 years in the past, due to this fact.

In 2020, the workforce led by Jorge Sampaoli performed two goalless attracts with America. Suspicious, coach Cuca lifted the primary of three trophies he would win in this historic season at Alvinegra, who nonetheless had the Brazilian championship and Copa do Brasil titles.
A 3rd championship in 2022 got here with a near-flawless Mineiro by Gallo de Turco Muhammad. Criticism of erratic soccer contrasts with the good numbers. There had been 12 wins, one draw and only one defeat in the competitors, a marketing campaign capped by a 3-1 triumph in the one closing towards arch-rivals Cruzeiro, in Mineiro, which was break up in half by the followers.

Atltico lives reformulation

Despite the state title, final yr Atlico had a lackluster season stuffed with disappointments. For this motive, Alvinegra’s management is banking on a reformulation – though soccer director Rodrigo Caetano avoids the time period.

“We don’t love and do not embrace the phrase reformulation or disruption.” We will make changes. It is an obligation to make changes yearly and now with the lively participation of our coach”, stated the chief.

In follow, there’s certainly an ongoing reformulation course of. Important names have left the workforce, akin to goalkeeper Rafael, right-back Guga, defender Junior Alonso, defensive midfielder Jair, midfielder Nacho Fernandez and striker Keno, all closely concerned in the membership’s latest achievements.

On the opposite hand, seven reinforcements arrived: right-back Paulo Enrique, defender Bruno Fuchs, midfielders Patrick (but to be introduced), Edenilsson, Igor Gomes and Hioran (returned on mortgage from Red Bull Bragantino), in addition to striker Paulinho.

Who has arrived or may arrive at Atltico for 2023

Who has left or may depart Atlético in 2023?

To lead the workforce’s revival course of, Alvinegra’s board has banked on the hiring of Argentine coach Eduardo Cudet, who labored with Rodrigo Caetano at Internacional in 2021. The membership believes that “Chacho” can regain the misplaced identification in 2022.

“The coach’s job is to generate an concept, to persuade with that concept that the gamers and the followers will like. I often have a clear concept to be the protagonist in each recreation, dwelling and away, and that won’t We will work and attempt to do it in one of the best ways”, indicated the coach.

Calendrio do Gallo in Mineiro

Since Alvinegra’s title streak started, this would be the first version of the Mineiro in which Atltico will face two rivals from the First Division: América and Cruzeiro. Coelho didn’t play in Serie A in 2020, whereas Raposa has been exterior the elite for the previous three seasons.

Despite expectations of a larger diploma of problem in relation to the earlier state championships, Atltico are treating the Campeonato Mineiro dispute as a type of preparation for the principle competitions of the yr. Gallo will nonetheless compete in the Copa Libertadores, Copa do Brasil and the Brazilian championship in 2023.

Atlético is in Group A of the nationwide championship together with Athletic, Pousso Alegre and Villa Nova. In the qualifying part, Alvinegro’s workforce will face the remaining eight individuals in one shift, that are divided between teams B (Amrika, Caldense, Democrata SL and Patrochinense) and C (Cruzeiro, Democrata GV, Ipatinga and Tombense).

Mineiro guidelines state that the chief of every group proceeds to the knockout part. The different runner-up would be the greatest runner-up. The semi-finals and closing will likely be performed over two legs.

The Inconfidncia Trophy will pit the groups between fifth and eighth in the qualifying part. The backside of every group will compete in the relegation triangle to find out the 2 who go into Module II.

Table of Atlico in Mineiro group stage

  • Atletico x Caldense – 21/1, at 16:30, in Independencia, in Belo Horizonte, for the first spherical
  • Tombense vs Atlico – January 29, at 11 am, on the Estádio Soares de Azevedo, in Muria, for the 2nd spherical
  • Ipatinga vs Atlico – 4/2, at 19:00, in Ipatingo, in Ipatinga, for the third spherical
  • Atltico vs Democrata SL – 9/2, at 20:00, in Independencia, in Belo Horizonte, for the 4th spherical
  • Cruzeiro x Atlico – 2/12, at 19:00, in Mineiro, Belo Horizonte, for the fifth spherical
  • Atlético x Patrosinense – 18.02, at 16:30, in Independencia, in Belo Horizonte, for the sixth spherical
  • Atlético x America – 25/2, at 16:30, in Mineiro, Belo Horizonte, for the seventh spherical
  • Democrata GV x Atltico – 4/3, at 4:30 p.m., in Mamudo, in Governador Valladares, for the eighth spherical

Technical sheet – Atltico

Name: Mineiro Athletic Club

yr of basis: 1908

metropolis: Belo Horizonte

President: Srjo Coelho

studios: Miner and Independence

Position in Mineiro 2022: Champion

Actors 2023

goalkeepers: Everson, Mateus Mendes and Gabriel Delphim;

Right backs: Mariano and Paulo Enrique;

left again: Guillerme Arana and Dodd;

quarterbacks: Bruno Fuchs, Revere, Igor Rabello, Jemerson and Nathan Silva;

steering wheels: Otvio, Allen and Rubens;

Socks: Edenilsson, Patrick, Pedrinho, Igor Gomes, Hioran, Zaracho and Kalebe;

Strikers: Paulinho, Hulk, Vargas, Alan Kardek, Eduardo Sacha, Ademir and Pavn.

technical fee

Coach: Eduardo Cudet

soccer director: Rodrigo Cayetano

soccer supervisor: Carlos Alberto Isidoro

soccer supervisor: Victor Bagi

assistants: Ariel Broji, Diego Monariz, Lucas Gonalves and der Aleicho

bodily trainers: Cristiano Nunez, Octavio Manera, Guido Cretari, Ricardo Seguins and Marcelo Lucchesi

goalkeeper coaches: Rogrio Maia and Danilo Minuti

efficiency evaluation: Gustavo Nicolin, Carlos Miguel Fernandez, Alexander Cosme and Matheus Dupin

medical doctors: Rodrigo Lasmar, Rodrigo Barreiros, Haroldo Cristo Aleicho and (*42*) Oliveira

physiotherapists: Guilherme Fialho, Bruno Leite, Vincius Castro and Eugnio Arajo

Physiologist: Roberto Chiari

Nutritionists: Evandro Vasconcelos and Barbara Maciel

therapeutic massage therapists: Belmiro, Alexander William, Alucio Carlos and Fabricio Carvalho

orthopedist: Fabola Efignia

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