The flu defeated Cruzeiro and led to the Copa do Brasil

Intensity and adrenaline had been parts not missing in the first match between Fluminense and Cruzeiro, now (23), for spherical 16 of the Copa do Brasil. In a sport with the proper of dismissal, a number of VAR interventions and an unauthorized objective, Tricolor das Laranjeiras used all of their offensive repertoire to lead the determination by successful the match 2-1, in Maracanã. Goals had been scored by Manoel and Cano for the Flu, whereas Lucas Oliveira left his for Raposa – all scoring heads.

The two groups will face off once more in Mineirão, on July 12, at 21:00 (Brazilian time). With the end result, the Flu progressed with a tie. If Cruzeiro wins by objective distinction, a spot in the quarterfinals will probably be determined by penalties.

Before the reunion, nevertheless, Fluminense will return to the subject on Sunday (26), at 16:00 (Brazilian time), in the traditional towards Botafogo, legitimate for the 14th spherical of the Brazilian Series A. The Cruzeiro will host Sport, in Mineirão, on Tuesday (28), at 9:30 pm, for the fifteenth spherical of Série B.

completely different methods

The sport began busy and with groups exhibiting completely different methods. While Tricolor made extra superior marks and had been higher positioned, Cruzeiro wager on fast departures, however with out a lot success. Cariocas ’possession of the ball is increased, one thing distinctive to Cruzeiro’s video games, which frequently dominates the actions.

Purpose and the argument of positions are prohibited

In the seventeenth minute of the first half, Cano scored, however it didn’t depend. The unauthorized objective fired Maracanã’s stances. When the determination was introduced on the huge display screen, Cruzeiro followers celebrated and tried to push the crew. In response, Fluminense raised his voice, whereas the gamers on the subject talked to one another in order not to decelerate.

Law of the ex Maracanã

Defender Manoel already had the opening scoring for Maracanã, 45 minutes into the first half. The sport started with a nook kick that was despatched off by Cruzeiro’s protection. The ball fell to Ganso, on the proper, who raised it in order that Manoel may go to the again of the objective. The intense celebration of the former celestial defender attracted consideration.

nameligro! And objective!

At the cease of the first half, in the 51st minute, with a free kick from midfield, Zé Ivaldo noticed Fábio advance and despatched it on function. The goalkeeper stepped again and was in a position to contact the ball, sending it. On the nook kick, Filipe Machado despatched in the first submit and Lucas Oliveira went up with no mark to equalize.


Fernando Diniz’s crew has created good probabilities to open up scoring, particularly in video games exploring the wings. The quartet made up of Ganso, Luiz Henrique, Arias and Cano discovered good spots on the opposing protection. In 2 minutes, Matheus Bidu averted what could possibly be Flu’s first objective on Cano’s kick by getting the ball over the line. Cruzeiro nonetheless completed the first interval with a small participant. Geovane Jesus was expelled after a violent intrusion in Nonato.

In the second half, Fluminense adopted at the prime. Cruzeiro, with one lacking, barely superior on the offensive subject. On the different hand, Flu scored second with Cano, at 10, with a header, after a cross by Arias. Tricolor adopted at the prime, dominating the second spherical, however it wasn’t sufficient to add to the rating. At 44, Edu performed an excellent transfer to Vitor Leque who, when he was hit, took an excessive amount of from Fábio and the ball went lacking.

Flu efficiency

Flu began the crew with an excellent submit and excessive rating. Exploring the wings, Fernando Diniz’s males had been in a position to discover areas and create alternatives. On the different hand, they supplied area for protection. With one other, he got here again from the break with a formation that supplied higher work on the offensive subject and dominated the actions.

Cruise efficiency

Cruzeiro was concerned with Fluminense all through the match and had to deploy defensively to strive to cease the opponent. Paulo Pezzolano’s crew had difficulties and components that weren’t good, as did Geovane Jesus, Fernando Canesim and Rodolfo. The finish is a wager from coach to assault, however it’s not good.

Who is nice: German Cano

The Argentine performed effectively and was the creator of the second objective of Fluminense’s win, leaving the crew with a bonus in the combat for classification. He even had a objective disallowed in the first half.

Who is evil: Geovane Jesus

Right-side Geovane was despatched off early in the sport, after a troublesome foul on Nonato, and left Cruzeiro lacking one, inflicting the Minas Gerais crew to change technique in an necessary sport.

final at house

Sold by Betis, striker Luiz Henrique performed his final sport in the Maracanã earlier than becoming a member of the Spanish membership. On Sunday, the Laranjeiras crew will face Botafogo, in Nilton Santos.

“Fight” for goalkeepers

Before the ball, the individuals of Fluminense greeted the beginning gamers. And the singing started louder and louder in honor of Fábio, who responded with applause. Soon the individuals of Cruzeiro shouted for Rafael, the present proprietor of the celestial objective.

Cruzeiro’s idol, Fábio left the membership at the starting of the yr, after failing to attain an settlement for a change with the board, which is underneath Ronaldo’s command of the SAF mould. Free on the market, he agreed to the membership in Laranjeiras.


Copa do Brasil Round of 16 (first leg)
Date and time: June 23, 2022 (Thursday), at 19:00 (Brazilian time)
Location: Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
referee: André Luiz de Freitas Castro (GO)
Assistants: Bruno Raphael Pires (Fifa/GO) and Fabricio Vilarinho da Silva (Fifa/GO)
VAR: Daniel Nobre Bins (RS)
Yellow playing cards: John Arias and André (Fluminense); Zé Ivaldo, Edu, Pedrão and Willian Oliveira (Cruzeiro).
Red card: Geovane Jesus (Cruise)
targets: Manoel, 45 minutes into the first half and Cano, 10 minutes into the second half (Fluminense); Lucas Oliveira, 51 minutes into the first half (Cruzeiro)

FLUMINENSE: Fábio, Samuel Xavier (John Kenedy), Manoel, Nino and Caio Paulista; André, Nonato (Matheus Martins) and Ganso (Martinelli); Luiz Henrique, Arias and Cano (Pineida). Technician: Fernando Diniz

CRUISE: Rafael Cabral; Zé Ivaldo (Pedrão), Lucas Oliveira and Eduardo Borck; Geovanne Jesus, Willian Oliveira, Filipe Machado (Adriano), Fernando Canesim (Rafael Santos) and Matheus Bidu (Vitor Leque); Rodolfo (Romulo) and Edu. Technician: Paulo Pezzolano

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