Cruzeiro beats Fluminense at home and stays in the top positions

Cruzeiro beats Fluminense at home and stays in the top positions

Tricolor Rio accumulates its third consecutive defeat and temporarily occupies the last place in the Brasileirão

O cruise received, in MineirãoO Fluminensefor the 10th round of the 2024 Brazilian Championship. In opposing phases, the clubs fought a great duel in Minas Gerais.

The first half was very busy, with chances created by both sides. However, 36 minutes into the first half, Marlon finished and the ball hit the tricolor defender Thiago Santos. After VAR review, the referee awarded the maximum penalty.

The celestial number 12, William, was in charge of collection. The full-back took great distance and finished into the goalkeeper’s left corner Fabiowho touched the ball, but ended up conceding the goal.

The final stretch of the first stage remained intense, both with creations from Tricolor to try to tie the game, and from Cruzeiro to increase the score.

Upon returning from the changing rooms, Fluminense came back more connected and, after 5 minutes, Diogo Barbosa hits a cross for the header Germán Cano. The Argentine’s finish, however, stopped at a great save from Anderson.

Cruzeiro tried to fight back, taking advantage of an error in the ball to try to increase the score, but Matthew Pereiraafter receiving a sugary pass from Lucas Silva, kicked out. The rest of the match didn’t present many clear chances.

It was when, in stoppage time, William took off from midfield, gave a beautiful pen to Martinelli and boosted Fábio’s net, ending his gala night with a great goal. End of game, 2×0 for Raposa. Flu fans took the opportunity to protest the club’s poor phase, calling for the coach to leave Fernando Diniz.

With the victory, the Minas Gerais club is in 6th place and is at the forefront of the Brasileirão. On the other hand, the Cariocas are currently at the bottom of the championship, with six defeats in ten games.

Cruzeiro’s next commitment is against Bahia, out of home. Tricolor has a classic ahead of them, against Flamengo.

Source: sportbuzz

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