With a scare at the finish, Cruzeiro win Patrocinense and start 2023 properly.

After about two months, the followers of cruise might get a really feel for what the crew can be like in the 2023 season, at least on this Campeonato Mineiro — and at least the first expertise was constructive. Raposa defeated Patrocinense 2-1 this Saturday (21/1) away from house in the first spherical of the state and scored a rookie purpose.

Attacking midfielder Nikao, a Cruzeiro by start and new 10 shirt, scored his first purpose in the blue shirt (or white, for that matter) and Cruzeiro’s first of the 12 months. The second was the work of striker Bruno Rodríguez, from the penalty spot, already in the first half. The hosts lowered at the start of the final leg.

The star crew took to the area with a reformed squad, with no fewer than 5 of its signings in the beginning line-up, other than younger midfielder Ian Lucas from the grassroots. The most outstanding transfer got here close to the forty fifth minute of the second half: after the ball was barely returned and Rafael Cabral was saved, an oblique free kick for Patrocinense on the line of the small space, however the victory for the Blues remained.

First time

From the opening minutes, the Celeste crew gave the impression that they’d been working collectively for months, even with a squad that was a lot modified from final season. Under stress from the second the ball rolled at the Estádio Pedro Alves do Nascimento, the first purpose was not lengthy in coming and that too by a rookie.

On 7 minutes the quantity 10 and Cruzeiro’s childhood good friend, Nikao, picked up a free ball, lower in from his left, good foot and kicked onerous into the nook, to the delight of his household in Montes Claros, north of Minas Gerais. At 15 got here the second: striker Wesley was introduced down in the space and there was a penalty. The remaining Bruno Rodríguez hit the center of the purpose and made it 2:0.

After that, the capital membership continued to dominate, however with extra warning, giving the opponent the alternative to enter extra in assault, however with out scares for the goalkeeper Rafael Cabral. At the finish of the first leg, the duel heated up, with complaints, particularly from Cruzeiranzes, to the referee.

Second time

At half-time, Patrocinense’s coach made modifications to the crew to be extra usually in the opponent’s field and put stress on the ball, and it labored. In the seventh minute of the last stage, defender Lucas Oliveira threw a move into the “fireplace” for the well-played Ian Lucas. The teenager misplaced the ball, Gabriel Gallardo crossed, and Cristiano dived himself and scored a purpose along with his chest.

The scoreboard change made Raposa get up and shoot extra to strive and be extra relaxed in the duel, opening up some area for the inside membership. Some modifications have given new power to the star, who was near scoring, particularly with the striker Wesley.

As time went on the recreation turned extra open, with possibilities for each side, extra for Cruzeiro, however 2-1 remained, and barely. As the match drew to a shut, Oliveira made a dangerous step again to Cabral, who stuffed him over the line, however with an arm. Indirect free kick on the border of the small area and virtually all the company on the purpose line. On the shot, the ball hit the protection.


Having entered the course of the confrontation, in the second half midfielder Mateus Vital had to get replaced after about 20 minutes on the area and left loaded. He suffered a sprained ankle from a robust struggle from an opponent.

According to Raposa’s press workplace, the newly arrived Corinthians participant will bear medical examinations to test the seriousness of the downside.


Cruzeiro’s subsequent match can be subsequent Saturday (28), in opposition to Athletic, in the second spherical of the nationwide championship and at an uncommon time: 10:30 am, at the Arena Independencia. Patrocinense, on the different hand, will journey to Vale do Aço to face Ipatinga, however Tigre’s video games have been suspended. The subsequent match can be in opposition to Pouso Alegre, in Sul de Minas, on February 4.


What: Sponsorship x Cruzeiro

purpose: 1st spherical of the Mineiro Championship

When: Saturday 21 January 2023 19:00 (Brazil time)

Where: Pedro Alves Stadium to Nascimento, in Patrocínio-MG

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

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

Arbitration: Paulo Cesar Zanovelli da Silva; Celso Luis da Silva and Marciano da Silva Vicente. VAR: Emerson de Almeida Ferreira

Objectives: Cristiano Robert, 7′ from Q2 (CAP); Nikão, 7′ from Q1 and Bruno Rodriguez, 15′ from Q1 (CRU)

Yellow playing cards: Lucas Hulk, Rafael Furlan and Neto Costa (CAP); Ramiro, Nikao and Neto Moura (CRU)

Red card: Thiago Oliveira (CAP)

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