When asked about the best stadium to play in Brazil, forward Hulk can hurt a neutral: Mineirao. This Sunday, at home, Atlético-MG starts the Brazil Cup final against Atlético PR, with Gigante da Pampulha as the fort.
Atlético-MG fans in Mineirao – Photo: Bruno Sousa/Atlético-MG
In a phase where Hulk scored 24 goals in 2021 and saw Atlético-MG lose only once a season, the current Brazilian champion has lost only once a season, in the first consecutive points round, to Fortaleza. In knockouts, Coca was never defeated at home, in Belo Horizonte, in command of Gallo.
We won a very important title in the club’s history. Soon, we have our first Brazilian Cup final, it will be a triple crown for us, our dream for champion athletes. It won’t be easy, but we will work hard, with great humility, with respect to the opponent, until we can raise another trophy and make this Triple Crown – said Hulk, to Give.
The promise of 60,000 fans at the stadium – there are 2,800 tickets for visitors – creates additional strength for today’s best Brazilian football chief. Rooster has an incredible overall success rate of 88.2%. There are 98 points occupied by Mineiro, Libertadores, Brasileiro and Copa do Brasil out of the 111 disputed points.
In 37 matches, he had 31 wins, 5 draws and only one loss. There was a snag in the derby against Cruzeiro, in April, but Gallo was a visitor in Gigante.
Atletico fans during the party match against Bragantino – Photo: Bruno Sousa/Atletico MG
For the Brazilian championship, playing at home was the difference for Atlético. There were 52 points, with a success rate of 90%. Gallo has a record 16 consecutive wins with the home team in running points. No other team has won more, sequentially, in its own fields. Overall, the champion’s home campaign was behind Flamengo de Jorge Jesus’ 53-point team in 2019 at the Maracana.
The success on the field attracted the masses. In the six matches played by Atletico for the Brazilian, with Mineirao firing at 100% (following a decision by the municipality of Belo Horizonte), the average attendance was outperformed by 52,190 defenders. Gallo’s box office revenue will, in 2021, break the R$30 million barrier with Sunday’s finale. Today, more than 28 million Brazilian reals have been collected in 13 matches.
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