Fortaleza has beaten América-MG at home and eased the crisis ahead of the classic

After a tumultuous week – with the protest of the crowd and the removal of Lucas Crispim – Fortaleza beat América-MG (19) 1-0 today and at least a calm result in the 13th matchday of the Brasileirão.

With the help of the fans of Arena Castelão, Tricolor was more aggressive and managed to open the scoring with Yago Pikachu in the 42nd minute of the first half. Alviverde didn’t score a point to keep the ball, he took the risk especially in the dead ball midfield.

Leão do Picik beat Juventude to victory, but remains in the relegation zone, finishing 19th with only 10 points. On Wednesday (22), the club will change the key to the classic against Cear in the quarter-finals of the Brazilian Cup.

Coelho, on the other hand, reached the fourth game in a row without conceding a point and, as a result, without a win. With 15 points, he is in 14th place.

Who did it right: Yago Pikachu

After completing the suspension, Pikachu took part in the attacking plays, helped create the right and was well positioned to score the only goal of the match.

Who was wrong: Everaldo

Coelho’s attack wasn’t inspired by the night, but the attacker did the least. Marked easily, the player barely touched the ball and, when he did, offered no dangerous play.

Fortaleza Performance: Maintaining the Standard

Vojvoda have now changed their attitude towards Tricolor. By keeping the three defenders, touching the ball and looking for the speed of the strikers, the team managed to create chances and dominate the game for the most part. Back in the middle of the second half, he managed to manage the result.

América-MG screening: Falter is expensive

Fortaleza scored just nine goals in the first 12 games and, along with Cuiabá, was the worst attack in the tournament. However, with the arrival of Danilo Avelar, Mancini decided to strengthen the defensive sector, also counting on the strength of the player in the air ball. However, the team was left in a state of disarray, and Pikachu, only 1.69 meters away, was left alone in the small area in the first half.

After the break, the team went on the attack, but without much organization, it hardly threatened a draw.

game chronology

Tricolor began to press and gradually lost steam. America grew up and had a good time until the hydration break, at 30 ’. But at the end of the first stage, Lucas Lima crossed to Pikachu to send a header back to the 42nd minute.

The second half started with a two-sided chance and was more open. Boeck was saved again after Leão 2 in a shot by Felipe de Azevedo. On the 5th, Aloísio threw, head to head, a great chance to equalize. The lion’s response came on the 7th, when Ceballos deflected weakly and the ball went over the post. In the last minutes the hosts closed well and tried to counterattack, but without success.

Forgot your card?

Vuaden did not show a card in the first half, despite requesting matches. The most serious play was in the 14th minute, when Marlon lost the ball to Zé Welison and ran away. Trying to keep up the progress, the side raised its leg and hit the belly of the Lion’s steering wheel, making a hard foul.

That only card in the second half came in the 30th minute when Ceballos hit Pedrinho in the middle of the left leg.

The judge twice “ignored” the VAR

Only Aloísio dominated and Boeck hit hard in the 36th minute of the opening phase. Conti tried to get a rebound, but stopped at Titi’s mark.

The move, which did not cause any complaints on the pitch, was interpreted as a possible pull on Titi’s T-shirt. He went to the Vuaden monitor, but chose to hold on to the decision of the pitch and did not score a penalty.

In the 39th minute of the second half, Titi reached with his arm open inside the area and hit Conti. He went back to the Vuaden monitor to look at the play that could lead to a penalty and Titi’s elimination. However, once again, Rodrigo called the video court oaks de Miranda did not stay on the field. Despite the favorable decision, Vojvoda was overly denounced and expelled.

Bunny defense changes

Goalkeeper Airton, who was America’s starter at the end of 2019 and 2020, is making his first match for the club in the Série A do Brasileiro. Campeonato Mineiro played only one match with the club in 2021 and played three more in this year’s first round of the State Championship, in addition to two Independence Trophy matches. Holder Jaílson has a muscle ailment, and Matheus Cavichioli, an immediate reserve, is still recovering in the medical department.

Another novelty in the starting line-up was the introduction of Danilo Avelar. The defender played only three games against Coelho in Brasileirão, always entering the 30th minute of the second phase. The last time he was a starter was on October 7, 2020, when he drew 1-1 against Santos, who played for Corinthians.

next games

Fortaleza entered the field this Wednesday (22) at 20:00 for the classic against Cear in the round of 16 of the Brazilian Cup.

America will only play again for the 14th matchday of Brasileirão, when it will visit Flamingo on Saturday (25) at 19:00. A little later, at 21:00, Leão also entered the field, but against Atlético-MG in Mineirão.


Serie A of the Brazilian Championship – Matchday 13
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Hour: 18:00 (from Brazil)
Place: Arena Castelão, Fortalezan (CE)
Referee: Leandro Pedro Vuaden (RS)
assistants: Jorge Eduardo Bernardi (RS) and José Eduardo Calza (RS)
VAR: Rodrigo Carvalhaes de Miranda (RJ)
Goal: Yago Pikachu, 42 ‘/ 1 (STR)
Yellow card: Onion (NOR). (AME).
Red card: Vojvoda (NOR)

STRENGTH: Marcelo Boeck; Ceballos, Marcelo Benevenuto and Titi; Felipe, Zé Welison (Ronald), Lucas Lima (Matheus Jussa) and Juninho Capixaba; Yago Pikachu, Moisés (Igor Torres) and Silvio Romero (Depietri). Technician: Juan Pablo Vojvoda.

AMERICA-MG: Airton; Raúl Cáceres (Patric), Germán Conti, Éder, Danilo Avelar (Índio Ramírez) and Marlon (João Paulo); Lucas Kal and Juninho; Felipe Azevedo (Pedrinho). Everaldo and Aloísio (Wellington Paulista). Technician: Vagner Mancini.

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