Cruzeiro - Fluminense RJ:
Cruzeiro and Fluminense confront each other
make this Wednesday, at 9.30pm (from Brasilia), in Mineirão, in the 24th round of Brazilian championship, a direct match in the fight against relegation.
Cariocas want to move further away from the last four positions, while miners' situation is much more complicated, they are looking for three points to get out of the relegation zone quickly.
Things have not changed since Mano Menezes resigned, Rogerio Ceni arrives, he too is exonerated, Abel Braga is now in charge, but Cruzeiro still does not know what victory means.
He has not won since six rounds in Brasileirão; - four defeats and two draws, Cruzeiro is desperately looking for a victory to get out of the awkward ranking position that sees them in 18th place with 20 points, in front of him there is CSA with 22 points and Ceara just outside the relegation zone with 23.
In the previous round, Cruziero threw away another chance, drawing at home with Internacional 1-1, thus getting over the CSA and falling to eighteenth place.
On the other hand Flu, cannot live peacefully, has just left the last four positions, placed in fifteenth place with 25 points, thanks to two consecutive victories with Gremio at home and the previous one away with Botafogo 0-1.
Now Tricolor is a little quieter in the standings, but it needs continuity and this evening we are fighting with a direct competitor.
Tricolor is experiencing a good moment of form, with three victories, a draw and a defeat in the last five games.
But to continue coming out of the red zone the Rio team will have to do without three important absences in the starting lineup this evening:
Digão (Defender 12/0), Caio Henrique (Midfielder 2/0) and Allan (Midfielder 18/0).
How Fluminense arrives:
The coach Marcão has three important absences Digão (he cannot play because he was borrowed from Cruzeiro), Caio Henrique and Allan (both with the pre-Olympic team).
Marcão has defined the substitutes Frazan, Orinho and Yuri.
The rest of the team is the same as the victory of the last round on Botafogo.
However, there is good news, young people
Miguel and Evanilson, who are loved by fans, have returned to the list of relatives like striker Lucas Barcellos.
Another important absence will be Wellington Nem (Midfielder 9/0), who has a problem with his left knee in the last game with Botafogo and will therefore be spared.
How Cruzeiro arrives:
Abel Braga still has training problems to define Cruzeiro tonight, without defender Cacá (Defender 8/0) and midfielder Thiago Neves (Offensive Midfielder 18/5) disqualified, the coach has the great return of Dedé (Defender 16 / 2), which was out in the last match against Internacional due to a discomfort in his right knee.
Forward Pedro Rocha (Striker 16/2), who has not played in the last two games due to an ankle injury, could also be available again.
While Orejuela (12/0 offensive midfielder) was called up for the Colombian national team, Edilson should return to the right.
Leo (Defender 13/0), has been injured for a long time.
The time has come to win for Cruzeiro.
The mining team has not won since the arrival of the new coach Abel Braga, now he is desperate for his first three points with his new coach, it is necessary to win above all when playing at home, this evening he must overcome a tough exam, beat Flu struggling like Cruzeiro for survival in Brasilerao, the absences in this meeting don't count will compete in the last blood, I believe that finally Cruzeiro can get the better and stop the positive series of Flu, which is looking for its third consecutive victory , we keep in mind that Tricolor away from home does not collect almost anything, this evening will be a difficult field, with Cruzeiro that will give the soul to win in front of his audience and finally get out of the relegation zone, for these reasons we go with victory of Cruzeiro, single of important value.