Isolated leader of the Brazilian Championship, Atlético-MG will visit Fortaleza tomorrow at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), at Arena Castelão, to maintain the momentum in the tournament.
The match of the 14th round will place the first placed face to face against the team that is exactly in the middle of the table, in 10th position. The game also marks the meeting of the best attack, that of the Rooster, with 25 goals scored, and the best defense, of Fortaleza, which suffered only ten.
Alvinegro has 27 points in the Brasileirão, five more than the runner-up, Internacional, and one game less. The Lion has 17 points.
Galo has three important absences: Paraguayan defender Junior Alonso, Ecuadorian midfielder Alan Franco and Venezuelan striker Savarino, a trio called up by their respective selections for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Where to watch:
The match will be broadcast by Rede Globo and Canal Premiere. In addition, UOL Score also tracks in real time.
Stadium and schedule:
The duel takes place at Arena Castelão, Fortaleza, Ceará, with no public due to the care in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The match starts at 21.30.
Atlético-MG: Everson, Guga, Réver, Igor Rabello and Guilherme Arana; Allan, Jair and Nathan; Marrony (Marquinhos), Keno and Eduardo Sasha. Coach: Jorge Sampaoli
Fortaleza: Felipe Alves; Tinga (Gabriel Dias), Roger Carvalho (Jackson), Paulão and Carlinhos (Bruno Melo); Juninho and Felipe; Romarinho, David, Osvaldo and Wellington Paulista. Coach: Rogério Ceni
At Fortaleza, David, Jackson, Osvaldo, Paulão, Juninho and Romarinho.
There are no hanging in Atlético-MG
At Atlético-MG, striker Tardelli, who is undergoing treatment for an injury in the right ankle injury; Paraguayan defender Junior Alonso, Ecuadorian midfielder Alan Franco and Venezuelan striker Savarino, all in the service of their respective teams for the games of the South American Qualifiers.
In Fortaleza, defender Quintero is suspended for the third yellow card. Bruno Melo is doubtful because of the points he took in the head for a shock even in the classic with Ceará, in the final of the Ceará Championship.
Referee: Savio Pereira Sampaio (DF) Assistants: Daniel Henrique da Silva Andrade and José Reinaldo Nascimento Júnior (both from DF) VAR: Wagner Reway (PB)
Atlético-MG beat Vasco by 4 to 1, while Fortaleza drew 0 to 0 with Atlético-GO. Both games were valid for the Brazilian.