Mineiro will host the second match between Athletic Club and Cruzeiro, in the semi-finals of the Mineiro tournament – Photo: Twitter Mineiro
In the semi-finals and final of the Campeonato Mineiro, the games will depend on the presence of video referee (VAR) technology. Despite the leadership of Athletic, Saturday’s match will be played against Mineirao, For lighting reasons at the Joaquim Portugal stadium in São Joao del Rey.
Since they lost the first leg 2-0, coach Roger Silva’s team needs to win by two goals or more to advance to Campeonato Mineiro’s decision. Athletic have the advantage of qualifying with a win and a defeat, with the same goal difference, for being second in the first stage of the state.
With last Tuesday’s victory, the Sea trip You may miss Saturday’s game with minimal points (one goal difference) which, however, will be in the decision. Since 2019, the year the club won the state title, Raposa has not reached the Campeonato Mineiro final.
On the other side of the arch are Atlético-MG and Caldense. Alfinegro’s team also won the first leg with a score of 2 to 0, but had the best campaign in the first stage and, accordingly, could lose even with two goals that go to the final. The return match will also take place on Sunday at Mineirao Stadium.
flow: Globo (for MG), with narration by Ruggiero Corre and commentary by Henrique Fernandez and Janet Mara Arcango; and SporTV and Premiere (for all of Brazil), with narration by Jader Rocha and commentary by Ana Thisis Matos, Grafite, and Sandro Mira Ricci.
The Steel Squadron has a complicated task ahead in Mineirao, but the team isn’t throwing in the towel. Roger Silva should have nearly every combination available to make a decision. However, Alson Silva who felt his thigh and left during the match against Sea trip, Last Tuesday, doubt the match. If he does not play, the trend is for Edson, who replaced him in the last game, to start a duel on Saturday.
Possible starting lineup: Pedro Rocha. Wallison Silva (Edson), Sedemar, Danilo and Vinicius Silva; Diego Fomaca, Alison and Antonio Falcao; Alasson Carioca, Douglas and Rafael Lucas (Ricardo Oliveira)
embezzlement: Emerson (in the medical department).
spoon: Antonio Falcao, Emerson, Nathan, Rafael Lucas, Roger Silva and Wallison Nunes
Athletic’s possible line-up for the second match of the Campeonato Mineiro 2022 semi-final against Cruzeiro – Photo: ge.globo
Sea trip Coach: Paolo Pezulano
The Uruguayan coach has the possibility of repeating the team that started the first match against Athletic. But, with the good advantage gained in the first leg, the technical staff is considering the possibility of saving Lucas Oliveira and / or Edu, suspended with two yellow cards. If they are warned, they will be out of a final final. If Pezzolano’s choice is safety in regards to the duo, Mateus Silva is an option in defence, while Daniel Junior emerges as a substitute in command of the attack. In this case, Waguininho or Roque could play in the middle, with Daniel moving to the side of the field.
Possible lineup: Rafael Cabral; Romulo, Lucas Oliveira (Mateus Silva), Eduardo Brock and Rafael Santos; Willian Oliveira, Fernando Canesen and Joao Paulo; Wagweño, Vitor Rock, and Edo (Daniel Jr.)
embezzlement: Gabriel Brazao (recovering from knee surgery), Gabriel Dias (fitted out), Giovanni and Marco Antonio (muscle injuries).
spoon: Edo and Lucas Oliveira
Cruzeiro likely to duel with Athletic – Photo: ge
- Rule: Marco Oreo Augusto Vazecas Ferreira
- Auxiliaries: Guilherme Dias Camilo and Federico Soares Villarino
- Video Assistant Referee: Emerson de Almeida Ferreira
- Fourth ruling: Andreas Helena de Sequera
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