Atletico de madrid Paranaense prevented Atlético Mineiro from opening an advantage in the leadership of the Brazilian Championship and, by the way, moved up five places in the leaderboard by beating their rivals 2-0, on Wednesday night, in Mineirão, in a postponed game by sixth round.
With the result, Athletico-PR rose to tenth position, with 25 points, opening three of Vasco, the first club within the sticking. Atletico-MG, on the other hand, follows in first, with the same 38, but with three more games than São Paulo, the third, with 36.
The heavy rain that fell on Wednesday night in Belo Horizonte harmed Atlético-MG’s style of play, which produced little during the first half. Off, Jorge Sampaoli’s team, quarantined by Covid-19, could not even threaten and saw the opponent be effective and build a good advantage.
In the 34th minute, Erick recovered the ball, after a silly error by Atlético’s ball, he advanced with great freedom and played for Christian, who dominated, straightened to the left and sent the ball into the back of the net. The team from Minas tried to respond by kicking Guilherme Arana, but Santos defended.
Atletico de madrid from Paraná is be efficient
The team from Paraná returned to be efficient and made the second in the 45th minute. Nikão received a free kick, went ahead smoothly and took a chance. The ball deflected in Bueno and ended up tricking the goalkeeper Éverson, without giving any possibility for an immediate reaction of the opponent.
In the second half, Atlético-MG tried initial pressure, but the best chances came from the Paraná side. Nikão took a chance from outside the area and played close to the post. Richard tried, too, but missed the mark. Sampaoli’s team remained careless in midfield and making silly mistakes.
With a performance far from ideal, Atlético-MG produced little and escaped losing by an even more elastic score, partly because of Éverson, who made an excellent defense in the Bissoli finish for the Paraná team, who managed the advantage and distanced itself from the sticking.
Athletico returns to the field on Saturday, at 19h, to face Santos at the Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba. On Sunday, at 4 pm, Atlético-MG visits Ceará at Castelão, in Fortaleza.