A traditional classic, full of stories, iconic characters. And now, each side wants to write a new chapter full of glory in 2021. So, winning Sunday’s duel means winning another stage for Atletico MG and America MG on the goal-scoring journey in the Brazilian Championship. Gallo and Coelho meet at 4 pm (GMT) in Mineirao.
Atlético, led by top scorer Hulk, are aiming for a feat that ends quickly 50 years later. America, to the rhythm of hostility Ademir, wants a desirable and unprecedented residence in the elite, which may culminate in a rating in an international competition, which is also unprecedented.
Winning in Mineiro will not achieve any goal yet. But whoever leaves the derby with three points will take another leap towards the dream of the fans.
Carousel Hulk and Ademir – Photo: Infoesporte
The rooster is at the top of Brazil again
Atletico leads the Brazilian national team by hand. Strong campaign with 62 points. Mathematicians calculate 76 as a safe total for the title – scores may be lower depending on the tournament sequence. There are nine rounds or 27 points left.
Victory over America will be another obstacle to be overcome and an increasingly real approach to the cup. If it has been chasing for nearly 50 years to lift that trophy again, Atletico were nowhere near ending the fast.
Atlético-MG Team – Photo: Pedro Souza / Atlético-MG
Today, mathematicians are putting a 90% greater chance for Roster to win the Brazilian Championship again. And a domestic worker was necessary. The team comes from 11 consecutive victories in Mineirao to compete. After America, Atletico host Corinthians.
Elite and international rabbits
America is looking to confirm a potentially historic campaign. The club has 38 points and is two points away from equaling its best run point performance in history. With 27 points to play for, it’s hard to think that Coelho wouldn’t break the 40 point barrier.
The team’s main objective is to reach 45 points to ensure permanence in Serie A – an unprecedented achievement for Coelho since the running points were adopted in 2003.
Team América-MG – Photo: Mourão Panda / América-MG
But the outlook could be more optimistic. By avoiding relegation, America will have a greater chance of building a great achievement: qualifying for an international competition for the first time in its centenary history.
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