Cruzeiro surprises Vila Nova with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

BELO HORIZONTE. Cruzeiro had a surprising win over Vila Nova with a 2-0 win with a goal from W. Leonardo (9') and a goal from L. (46').

Cruzeiro surprises Vila Nova with a 2-0 win. HIGHLIGHTS

BELO HORIZONTE. Cruzeiro had a surprising win over Vila Nova with a 2-0 win with a goal from W. Leonardo (9′) and a goal from L. (46′). Cruzeiro took advantage of its superior ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto stadium in Belo Horizonte on Friday and it started at 9:30 pm local time. The referee was Edina Alves Batista who was helped by Neuza Ines Back and Leila Naiara Moreira da Cruz. The 4th official was Murilo Francisco Misson Junior. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 15.8 degrees Celsius or 60.35 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 59 Ball Possession 41
Shots
  • 16 Total 12
  • 7 On Target 3
  • 9 Off Target 9
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 130 Attack 66
  • 46 Dangerous attack 30
  • 103 Ball safe​ 104
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 2
  • 5 Off Sides 5
Fouls
  • 18 Total 10
  • 1 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 6 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Cruzeiro had a superior ball possession 59% while Vila Nova was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Cruzeiro was putting more pressure with 46 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Cruzeiro won the match​.

Cruzeiro shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Vila Nova shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Cruzeiro received 1 yellow card (Neto Moura). On the opposite side, Vila Nova received 3 yellow cards (Pedro Bambu, Alisson Cassiano and ).

Match Timeline

Wagner Leonardo(goal)Matheus Bidu
9'
30'
Pedro Bambu- Yellow
38'
Alisson Cassiano- Yellow
Neto Moura- Yellow
40'
Luvannor(goal)
46'
Romulo- sub ->Ze Ivaldo
49'
Adriano- sub ->Daniel Jr
63'
Rodolfo- sub ->Edu
63'
63'
Daniel Amorim- sub ->Pablo Roberto
70'
Marlone- sub ->Ralf
70'
D. Pereira- sub ->Pedro Bambu
F. Canesin- sub ->Luvannor
79'
P. Leonardo- sub ->Geovane
80'
89'
Rubens- sub ->Pablo Dyego
90'
- Yellow

Standings

After this match, Cruzeiro will have 37 points to sit in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Vila Nova will stay with 12 points to sit in the 20th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Serie B, Cruzeiro will host CSA on the 4th of November with a 4-1 head to head in favor of CSA (2 draws).

Vila Nova will host Sport Recife on the 4th of November with a 5-0 head to head in favor of Sport Recife (4 draws).

Cruzeiro – Formation

Cruzeiro started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Paulo César Pezzolano Suárez decided to play with the following team: .

Cruzeiro could not rely on the presence of Romulo (injured).

Substitutions

Cruzeiro made 5 changes: Ze Ivaldo for Romulo (49′), Daniel Jr for Adriano (63′), Edu for Rodolfo (63′), Luvannor for F. Canesin (79′) and Geovane for P. Leonardo (80′).

Vila Nova – Formation

Vila Nova started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Higo Magalhaes Batista played with: .

Substitutions

Vila Nova made 4 changes: Pablo Roberto for Daniel Amorim (63′), Ralf for Marlone (70′), Pedro Bambu for D. Pereira (70′) and Pablo Dyego for Rubens (89′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie B.​