Pezzolano names 10 of Cruzeiro’s 14 signings for their Mineiro debut

photograph: Gustavo Aleijo/Cruzeiro

Paulo Pezzolano calls on Cruzeiro, reformed for season debut

Coach Paulo Pezzolano has chosen Cruzeiro’s squad for the Campeonato Mineiro opener, in opposition to Patrochinense, this Saturday (twenty first), at 7pm, on the Pedro Alves do Nascimento stadium, in Patrochnio. The Uruguayan referred to as up 21 athletes for the primary match of the 12 months, with ten of the 14 reinforcements on the listing.

Of the 2023 signings, solely goalkeeper Anderson, defensive midfielder Fernando Enrique, injured, and right-back William, within the course of of strengthening his muscle groups, are out of their debuts. The different lacking reinforcement is striker Gilberto, introduced this Friday.

Among the brand new recruits on the listing are defenders Reinaldo and Neris, right-back Igor Formiga, midfielders Wallison and Ramiro, midfielders Niko and Mateus Vital, and forwards Wesley, Mateus Dav and Rafael Bilou.

Left-back Kaiki, defender Waverton and ahead Stnio are with Brazil’s under-20 squad for the South American competitors within the class. Midfielder Filipe Machado is recovering from lung surgical procedure.
New to the roster is midfielder Ian Lucas. Hired by Ferroviria, the 19-year-old was given a possibility by Pezzolano for the confrontation in Patrocnio, a sign that Joo Paulo shouldn’t be used within the squad.

photograph: Divulgao/Cruise

Cruise in Mineiro

Cruzeiro is within the state’s Group C, together with Democrata-GV, Ipatinga and Tombense. In the qualifying part, Raposa will face the remaining eight individuals in a single spherical, that are divided between teams A (Athletic, Atltico, Pouso Alegre and Villa Nova) and B (América, Caldense, Democrata-SL and Patrocinense).

Cruzeiro’s 2023 squad

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