Cruzeiro is scheduled to face RB Bragantino, at 6:30 pm since Sunday (3), at Mineirão. Still without a coach, the Celeste team will be commanded by Fernando Seabra, coach of the sub-20 team at Raposa. Despite the change at the edge of the pitch, the lineup maintained the basis of the one used by the Portuguese coach.
Cruzeiro is going through a bad moment in the season and is already approaching the two months without victories, there are seven games without a win in the period. In the last round, a heavy defeat, by 3 to 0, to Grêmio, in Porto Alegre, cost Pepa his job. The Celeste club has not yet found a replacement for the Portuguese.
Fernando Seabra climbed Cruzeiro with: Rafael Cabral; William, Neris, Luciano Castán and Marlon; Matheus Jussa, Lucas Silva and Matheus Vital; Bruno Rodrigues, Arthur Gomes and Rafael Elias.
We are scheduled for the game against Red Bull Bragantino.
— Cruise (@Cruzeiro) September 3, 2023
The only two changes in relation to the team that lost to Grêmio, by 3-0, last Sunday (27), are the returns of right-back William, recovered from injury, in the vacancy of Colombian Helibelton Palacios, and Bruno Rodrigues , scheduled in Wesley’s vacancy, who contracted a virus during the week and missed some training, becoming an option on the bench.
William and Bruno Rodrigues are some of the main celestial highlights of the season. In the last few games, the pair dropped in performance, as did the entire Cruzeiro team. But the return of the players, despite the loss of Wesley, who had been standing out in the team, is good news amidst the chaos of the last week on Cruzeiro.
RETURNS AND DISCOUNTS ON THE CRUISE
Among the players returning to the team after injury are right-back William, who starts the game, and defender Lucas Oliveira, who recovered from an injury to his right ankle and will be an option on the bench.
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— Maic Costa (@omaiccosta) September 3, 2023
Much criticized after losing the ball that resulted in the equalizer in the match on August 19, striker Gilberto, who was left out of the list for the game against Grêmio, was called up by Fernando Seabra for Cruzeiro x RB Bragantino. Despite the return, the player must remain on the bench. Rafael Elias, the Parrot, is the most likely to start the match.
RB Bragantino line-up
Coach Pedro Caixinha chose the following team to start the match against Cruzeiro: Cleiton; Aderlan, Léo Realpe, Léo Ortiz and Luan Cândido; Matheus Fernandes, Jadsom and Lucas Evangelista; Helinho, Thiago Borbas and Vitinho.
IT’S TIME TO FIGHT!
— Red Bull Bragantino (@RedBullBraga) September 3, 2023
Cruzeiro has returns and casualties
In addition to William, a name that returns after some time out of action is defender Lucas Oliveira, who recovered from an injury to his right ankle and will be an option on the bench. Young defensive midfielder Ian Luccas, who also suffered trauma to his right ankle last week, returns and may be called upon by Fernando Seabra during the game.
On the other hand, striker Robert was not listed after feeling discomfort in the back of his left thigh during training.
- Matheus Pereira – Midfielder – 27 years old – Injuries to the posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments of the left knee
- Ramiro – Volante – 30 years old – Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and injury to the lateral meniscus of the right knee
- Wesley Gasolina – Right-back – 23 years old – Anterior cruciate ligament tear and collateral ligament strain in the right knee
- Rafael Bilu – Forward – 24 years old – Rupture of the Achilles tendon in his left leg
- Robert – Forward – 18 years old – Pain in the back of the left thigh
Where to watch Cruzeiro vs RB Bragantino live?
- Date: September 3, 2023;
- Time: 6:30 pm (Brasília time);
- Local: Mineirão, in the city of Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais;
- Where to watch: Premiere (pay-per-view).