BELO HORIZONTE. Atlético Mineiro was able to turn the table against Avaí to win 2-1. It was Avaí to strike first with a goal of Morato at the 41′. Then it was a goal in the 53′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Eduardo Sasha gave the win to Atlético Mineiro in the 66′ minute with a goal. Atlético Mineiro was vastly superior ball possession (62%) was among the key factors of its victory.
D. Friedrich received a red card (85′). This red card was one of the reason why Avaí lost the match.
The match was played at the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto stadium in Belo Horizonte on Sunday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Jefferson Ferreira de Moraes with the help of Fabricio Vilarinho Da Silva and Tiago Gomes da Silva. The 4th official was Wanderson Alves de Souza. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.5 degrees Celsius or 63.46 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
Atlético Mineiro was in firm control of the ball 62% while Avaí was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Atlético Mineiro was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 28 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Atlético Mineiro won the match.
Atlético Mineiro shot 28 times, 6 on target, 22 off target. On the opposite side, Avaí shot 5 times, 1 on target, 4 off target.
Atlético Mineiro received 4 yellow cards (Hulk, Everson, Jair and Mariano). On the opposite side, Avaí received 2 yellow cards (Raniele and Eduardo).
Also, Avaí didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Friedrich (Avaí) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (85′).
Avaí will host São Paulo on the 4th of June with a 6-3 head to head statistic in favor of São Paulo (5 draws).
Atlético Mineiro: Formation and Lineups
Atlético Mineiro started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Antonio Ricardo Mohamed Matijevich chose to play with the following team: Éverson , Mariano , Réver , Junior Alonso , Rubens , Ademir , Otávio , Jair , Nacho Fernández , Hulk and Eduardo Sasha .
Atlético Mineiro made 3 changes: Eduardo Sasha for Guga (90′), J. Ademir for Savio (90′) and Rubens for Guilherme Castilho (90′).
Top player: Eduardo Sasha
Probably the most impressive player in Atlético Mineiro was Eduardo Sasha.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 26 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross. He hit the woodwork once times.
Avaí: Formation and Lineups
Avaí started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
On the opposite side, Eduardo de Souza Barroca played with: Douglas Friedrich , Kevin , Bressan , Arthur Chaves , Bruno Cortez , Raniele , William Pottker , Jean Cleber , Eduardo Biasi , Morato and Guilherme Bissoli .
Avaí made 3 changes: Morato for Dentinho (64′), Eduardo for Muriqui (75′) and Bressan for Rodrigo Freitas (81′).
Top player: Jean Cleber
Probably the most impressive player in Avaí was Jean Cleber.
His rating iswith 34 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A