Cruzeiro's disappointing season cost his historic coach, Mano Menezes, the surprise surprise of Cruzeiro's fight for relegation after returning to Libertadores Cup last season.
In its place comes a great motivator like Rogerio Ceni.
The environment in the Cruzeiro has already changed after the arrival of Ceni, Cruzeiro in the previous round beat already beaten the leaders Santos 2-0, causing Saopaoli to fall to his second consecutive.
Cruzeiro is not yet safe, they are just one point above the relegation zone, in 16th place with 14 points, one point more than Chapecoense in 17th place.
Rogerio Ceni arrives here with some doubts in defense and some absence of too much, but it does not scare me, after the victory against the leaders we can certainly not stop today against CSA, direct opponent against relegation, newly promoted by Serie B.
The titular defensive pair Leò (Defender 11/0) and Dedé (Defender 13/2) is in strong doubt against CSA, Leò due to a thigh muscle discomfort did not play against Santos, while Dedé left the game due to cramps, most likely there will not be.
Besides them, striker Welinton (Forward 1/0) is recovering from his injury and has trained regularly, while right-back Weverton (Defender 3/0) and midfielder Rodriguinho (Midfielder 5/1) are injured, not they are not even parties, but they are not so fundamental for the team, the serious absences at the moment are in the defensive department.
CSA in my opinion together with Avai are the worst teams in the competition, CSA has reached Brasilerao A, after the big climb from the Serie C championship.
In all cases they arrive in this meeting with morale to the stars after beating the Fluminense championship round at Maracanã for 0-1, their second victory of the competition.
CSA has collected only two victories, five draws and eight defeats, they are in the penultimate place of the standings with 11 points, only Avai with 6 has done worse than him, having never won a game.
If Cruzeiro has training problems CSA is worse, coach Algeri Fucks will not have Celsinho (Defender 13/0), who was just released by the medical department after being injured against Corinthians, three others absent in recovery from their injuries will be goalkeeper Cajuru (Goalkeeper 9/10) and midfielder Amaral (Midfielder 0/0), underwent knee surgery and should return to the field officially next year.
Midfielder Nilton (9/0 Midfielder) suffered a severe blow in the game against Vasco, he won't be there.
Cruzeiro has a great opportunity tonight, to take three gold points and move further away from the relegation zone, environment in the Cruzeiro home has changed since the arrival of Rogerio Ceni, he is a great motivator, I am sure that Cruzeiro will get a very important victory against the worst team in the tournament, CSA has no technically suitable players for the level of Brasilerao, they have a Serie C team.
Great victory for Blues.