With a reformulated line-up, Cruzeiro visit Patrosinense in their Mineiro debut

picture: Gustavo Aleixo/Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro completes preparations for this Friday’s match (20)

With a “new look” after profitable Serie B of the Brazilian championship final 12 months, Cruzeiro will likely be seeking to finish Mineiro’s three-year title-less spell this season. His first appointment: visiting Patrosinense, at 19:00, on the Pedro Alves do Nascimento Stadium, in Patročnio, for the first spherical.

To obtain this aim, the Cruzeiro underwent a main overhaul. Despite the profitable marketing campaign in final 12 months’s Premiership, Celeste’s membership realized the necessity for technical enchancment of the squad. There had been 20 gamers who left and 14 new athletes arrived.

Of these reinforcements, solely Gilberto remains to be not coaching with Tocca da Raposa II’s squad. The striker was introduced this Friday (20) and is predicted in Belo Horizonte early subsequent week.
As occurred in 2022, the hope of Celestial followers is that the work of coach Paulo Pezzolano factors to good outcomes from the primary event of the 12 months, even with a new group filled with unknowns.

“Without a doubt, Cruzeiro is far stronger than final 12 months. We have a 12 months to work, the gamers already know our model and are elevating the extent. But a very powerful factor to maintain in thoughts is reconstruction. And we is not going to neglect this, we is not going to say one factor and do one other,” Pezzolano assessed.

Cruzeiro is in Mineiro’s Group C together with Democrata-GV, Ipatinga and Tombense. In the qualifying section, the star membership will face the remaining eight members in one spherical, that are divided between teams A (Athletic, Atltico, Pouso Alegre and Villa Nova) and B (América, Caldense, Democrata-SL and Patrocinense).

Tournament guidelines stipulate that the chief of every group will advance to the knockout section. The different runner-up would be the finest runner-up. The semi-finals and ultimate will likely be performed over two legs.

Cruise group

Wesley should make his debut in the Fox shirt
picture: Gustavo Aleixo/Cruzeiro

Wesley ought to make his debut in the Fox shirt

However, the commander must do a lot of testing in entrance of Patrocinense. This Friday (20), he listed 10 of the 14 introduced reinforcements who ought to now earn some minutes.

Of the recruits, solely goalkeeper Anderson, defensive midfielder Fernando Enrique, injured, and right-back William, in the method of strengthening his muscle mass, are out of the debut.

The relaxation, left-back Kaiki, defender Waverton and striker Stnio, known as as much as symbolize Brazil’s under-20 group in the class’s South American championship, will even be absent. Midfielder Filipe Machado is recovering from lung surgical procedure.

Sponsor group

After the group misplaced probably the most in Mineiro’s final version with seven defeats and survived in the elite because of a win in opposition to Raposa’s reserves, Patrochinenze modified his whole squad for 2023. Now coach Thiago Oliveira is working with a full squad: 33 gamers can be found.

Last Sunday (fifteenth), Patronio’s membership accomplished their preparations for the event with a 4-1 pleasant win in opposition to Capital-DF in Brazil. 20 soccer gamers had been used on the event.

Patrocinense could have most power in opposition to Cruzeiro.



Adilson; Emerson, Alan Ferreira, Lo Alves and Rafael Furlan; Lucas Hulk, Sabino, Daniel Costa and Glaisinho; Neto Costa and Leo Santos.

Coach: Thiago Oliveira.


Rafael Cabral; Wesley Gasolina, Lucas Oliveira, Eduardo Brock and Marquinhos Cipriano; Neto Moura, Wallison (Ramiro) and Mateus Vitale; Wesley (Nico), Bruno Rodriguez and Mateus Dav.

Coach: Paulo Pezzolano.

Reason: 1st spherical of the Campeonato Mineiro

place: Pedro Alves do Nascimento Stadium, in Patronio

date and time: 21 January (Saturday) 2022, 7:00 p.m

referee: Paulo Cesar Zanovelli da Silva (MG)

assistants: Celso Luis da Silva (MG) and Marciano da Silva Vicente (MG)

VAR: Emerson de Almeida Ferreira (MG)

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