BELO HORIZONTE. América Mineiro bested Atlético Mineiro to win 2-1. It was América Mineiro to strike first with an early goal of Iago Maidana at the 7′. Then it was a goal in the 72′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Caceres gave the win to América Mineiro in the 80′ minute with a goal. Atlético Mineiro was truly better in terms of ball possession (69%).
América Mineiro remained in 10 after Felipe Azevedo received a double yellow card in the 85′.
The match was played at the Estádio Raimundo Sampaio stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday and it started at 4:30 pm local time. The referee was Wilton Pereira Sampaio with the collaboration of Bruno Raphael Pires and Fabio Pereira. The 4th official was Murilo Francisco Misson Junior. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 23.4 degrees Celsius or 74.12 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 60%.
Atlético Mineiro was in firm control of the ball 69% while América Mineiro was struggling with a 31% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Atlético Mineiro was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 8 were on target. Nevertheless, América Mineiro found a way to find the solution to win this contest.
Atlético Mineiro shot 22 times, 8 on target, 14 off target. Talking about the opposition, América Mineiro shot 12 times, 9 on target, 3 off target.
Atlético Mineiro received 4 yellow cards (Allan, Hulk, Rever and ). On the other side, América Mineiro received 4 yellow cards (Felipe Azevedo, Juninho, Eder Ferreira and Gustavo).
Also, América Mineiro didn’t end the match with 11 players after Felipe Azevedo (América Mineiro) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (85′).
After this match, Atlético Mineiro will stay with 8 points like Bragantino to sit in the 4th place. Talking about the opposition, América Mineiro will have 9 points like Corinthians to remain in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Serie A, Atlético Mineiro will play away against Corinthians on the 12th of November with a 13-13 head to head stats.
América Mineiro will host Atlético GO on the 12th of November with a 4-2 head to head in favor of Atlético GO (6 draws).
Atlético Mineiro – Formation
Atlético Mineiro started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Antonio Ricardo Mohamed Matijevich decided to play with the following team: .
Atlético Mineiro made 4 changes: J. Ademir for Savio (56′), F. Zaracho for Keno (56′), Jair for A. Neto (83′) and Rubens for Calebe (88′).
América Mineiro – Formation
América Mineiro started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
Vágner Carmo Mancini played with: .
América Mineiro could not rely on the presence of G. Conti (injured).
América Mineiro made 5 changes: Joao Paulo for Pedrinho (46′), Matheusinho for R. Caceres (46′), G. Conti for Juninho (56′), Henrique Almeida for Aloisio (56′) and Juninho for G. Conti (75′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A.