Fortaleza defeats América-MG at home and reduces the conflict before the regular game

After a week of turmoil – with protests from the crowd and the removal of Lucas Crispim – Fortaleza beat América-MG 1-0 today (19) and found at least some relief in the 13th round of Brasileirão.

With the support of the fans at the Arena Castelão, Tricolor was brighter and was able to open the scoring with Yago Pikachu, in the 42nd minute of the first half. Alviverde did nothing to catch the ball, taking risks in the crosses of dead balls.

Leão do Pici are trailing Juventude by a victory, but remain in the relegation zone, in 19th place, with just 10 points. On Wednesday (22), the club will change the key to normal against Ceará, in the top 16 of the Copa do Brasil.

Coelho, on the other hand, reaches the fourth game in a row without scoring and, consequently, without winning. With 15 points, he is in 14th place.

Who did well: Yago Pikachu

Back after serving a suspension, Pikachu participated in offensive games, helped create the right fit and set himself up very well to score the only goal of the match.

Who was worse: Everaldo

Coelho’s attack was not a nightmare, but the bomber did at least. Marked easily, the player touched the ball with difficulty and, when he did, did not produce any dangerous game.

Fortaleza Performance: Setting the standard

Vojvoda has changed a bit in the way Tricolor does. Putting three defenders, touching the ball and checking the speed of their strikers up front, the team managed to create space and dominate the match most of the time. Further back from the middle of the second period, he was able to manage the results.

América-MG Performance: Falter is expensive

Fortaleza had scored just nine goals in the first 12 rounds and, along with Cuiabá, was the worst attack in the tournament. However, Mancini decided to strengthen the defense by joining Danilo Avelar, also relying on the player’s strength in the ball. However, the team ended up faltering at the top, leaving Pikachu, only 1.69 meters, alone in a small area to head home in the first half.

After the break, the team continued to attack, but, randomly, almost did not threaten a draw.

sequence of game events

Tricolor started to push and slowly lost steam. América grew up and had a good time until shortly after the humidity break, 30 ‘. But, at the end of the first half, Lucas Lima hit a cross for Pikachu to send a header behind the net, 42 ‘.

The second period started with space on both sides and was more open. Boeck saved Leão again after 2 ‘, with a shot by Felipe de Azevedo. At 5 ‘, Aloísio threw out, with a header, a good chance to equalize. The Lions’ response came in the 7th minute, when Ceballos deflected the ball into the back of the net. At the last minute, the troops closed well and tried to counter the attack, but without success.

Forgot your card?

Vuaden did not show any cards in the first half, despite the game requesting. The worst was 14 ‘, Marlon lost the ball to Zé Welison, who ran away. In an attempt to block early, the side lifted his leg and hit the abdomen of the Lions’ steering wheel, making a foul foul.

The only yellow card in the game came just 30 minutes after the second half, when Ceballos hit Pedrinho with his left foot in the middle of the pitch.

The referee ‘ignores’ the VAR twice

Aloísio ruled alone and hit hard to save well with Boeck in the 36’s opening stage. Conti tried to get a rebound, however he stood on the Titi mark.

The move, which did not bring any complaints on the field, was interpreted as a possible pull on Titi’s shirt at Conti. Vuaden went to the monitor, but chose to keep the field decision and did not score a penalty.

In the 39 ‘minute of the second half, Titi came with an open hand inside the area and beat Conti. Vuaden went to the monitor again to analyze the game that could result in a penalty and Titi’s dismissal. However, once again, video referee Rodrigo oak trees de Miranda was not placed on the field. Despite this positive decision, Vojvoda was severely reprimanded and dismissed.

Changes in rabbit protection

Goalkeeper Airton, who was at the start of América between the end of 2019 and 2020, is playing his first match with the club in Serie A do Brasileiro. He played just one game at Campeonato Mineiro with the club in 2021 and played three more in the first round of the state championship this year, as well as two Independence Cup matches. Founder Jaílson has muscle aches, while Matheus Cavichioli, a close-up reserver, is still recovering in the medical department.

Another novel in the series was the entry of Danilo Avelar. The defender had played just three matches against Coelho in Brasileirão, always coming in after 30 ‘of the second half. The last time he started was on October 7, 2020, when he played for Corinthians in a 1-1 draw against Santos.

next games

Fortaleza enters the field this Wednesday (22), at 8pm, for a classic game against Ceará in the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil.

América will play again in the 14th round of Brasileirão, when they visit Flamengo on Saturday (25), at 7pm. A little later, at 9pm, Leão also enters the stadium, but against Atlético-MG in Mineirão.


Serie A of the Brazilian Tournament – 13th round
Date: June 19, 2022, Sunday
When: 18:00 (from Brasilia)
Location: Arena Castelão, Fortaleza (CE)
Judge: Leandro Pedro Vuaden (RS)
assistants: Jorge Eduardo Bernardi (RS) and José Eduardo Calza (RS)
VARRodrigo Carvalhaes de Miranda (RJ)
Goal: Yago Pikachu, 42 ‘/ 1st (STR)
Yellow card: Onions (FOR); (AME).
Red card: Vojvoda (KWA)

POWER: 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 (Dep.) Technician: Juan Pablo Vojvoda.

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

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