April 13, 2024

Surprises Cruzeiro, defeats leader Curitiba, and moves away from Z4 in the second division

(Photo: Du Caneppele / O Fotog

For months, Cruzeiro fans haven’t had a night as special as this Friday. The center of Coto Pereira, in front of the leader Curitiba, crushed Vanderlei Luxembourgo team 3-0, after a crushing start, and secured the victory of the 29th round of the second series of the Brazilian championship. Giovanni, Adriano and Eduardo Brock scored. Fbio also defended a penalty in the final stage.

With this result, Cruzeiro takes eleventh place in the table, reaching 38 points and opening eight points relative to Londrina, who is in 17th place. People from Paraná enter the square on Saturday, at 4:30 pm, in front of Guarani, in Brinco de Ouro, in Campinas-SP.

In the next round, Cruzeiro returns to Belo Horizonte, where he hosts Botafogo, on Tuesday (12/10), 9:30 pm, in Independencia. Raposa partners can now purchase tickets to the duel between the Brazilian champions. Coxa, in turn, goes to So Janurio, in Rio de Janeiro, to measure his strength with Vasco. Check out is scheduled for 4:30 PM on Saturday (16/10).

the game

Overwhelmingly, Cruzeiro opened the scoring and expanded even before 10′. Once 2′, Adriano regained the ball in the middle, and played for Vitor Leque, who sent Giovanni inside the area. On a nice ending, the quarterback enforced “Law of Ex” to beat Wilson and the result:

1 a 0


Five minutes later, it was Vitor Lecco’s turn, with another pass, to allow Adriano to face the goal. The defensive midfielder began the move by disarming in midfield, emerging as a surprise factor in the area after the play. He received it from the right and scored for the first time in a Cruzeiro shirt:

2 A 0


The initial stage, on a good technical level, still retains other risks, especially for visitors, who surprised Curitiba with an aggressive strategy. At the age of 18, Thiago received a shot from Giovanni, beat Luciano Castan, hit a cross and almost surprised Wilson. The ball scraped Curitiba’s left post.

In the same accelerating manner that ended the first 45 minutes, Parana and Minas Gerais returned from the break ready to compete. In the lead on the scoreboard, Cruzeiro gave more room to Curitiba and attempted to counterattack. At the moment when the match was even worse, Vanderlei Luxembourgo scored again. In the 15th minute, Giovanni hit a corner kick, Eduardo Brock jumped up and header without Wilson having a chance:

3 A 0


The night proved so favorable for Cruzeiro that in the 22nd minute, Fabio saved a penalty from striker Leo Gamalio, who had served as Raposa’s former hangman. After the duel, the owners of the house felt the weight of the scoreboard and could not build up the danger. Raposa, in turn, closed in with defender Lou Santos and defensive midfielder Ariel Cabral to secure the important away win.