For the first round of Minas Gerais Championshipo cruise visited the Villa Novathis Wednesday (24), at the Castor Cifuentes Stadium, in Nova Lima (MG), and won 2-1. Debutant of the night, John Dinenno opened the scoring, but Wendson left everything the same. In the final stretch, João Pedro assured the victory of Raposa.
In the next round, therefore, Cruzeiro receives the Athletic-MG, at 4:30 pm (Brasília time) on Saturday (27), at Arena do Jacaré, in Sete Lagoas (MG). On Sunday, Villa Nova visits Itabirito, starting at 11am, at Arena Independência, in Belo Horizonte (MG).
Villa Nova and Cruzeiro’s goals
Cruzeiro’s debut in the State Championship had a goal from the club’s debutant. To the 28 minutes of the first half, Matheus Pereira received a pass in the area and shot across, finding Argentine Dinenno free to push it into the back of the net.
Villa Nova tied the match four minutes later. Wesley Hiago took advantage of a rebound Rafael Cabral and left everything the same. However, the WAS took action and helped the referee spot the attacker’s foul Caio Mancha at the beginning of the play, canceling the goal.
The hosts, however, were not shaken by the annulment and continued in search of equality, which they reached in the initial stage, with Wendson. To the 46 minutes, the striker received the ball high, free in the penalty area, and headed Rafael Cabral’s corner, making it 1-1.
Around the break, already at 30 minutes, Cruzeiro scored with Ian Luccas, after deflecting a free header taken by Matheus Pereira. However, after a long review on the VAR monitor, the referee disallowed the goal for offside.
Finally, Raposa secured the victory and the first three points 48 of additional time. Wesley Gasolina He received a pass from Matheus Pereira in the area and headed the ball for young João Pedro to hit the ball straight into the goal.
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