In the opening of the ninth round of the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship, América-MG beat Cuiabá 2-1 early this Saturday night (4), at Estádio Independência, in Belo Horizonte. Alê and Felipe Azevedo were the authors of the goals of the Minas Gerais team, while André scored. With the result, América occupies momentarily the fourth position, with 14 points. Cuiabá, on the other hand, remains in the relegation zone, with eight points, in 17th.
One more! 🐇
O @AmericaMG don’t know what it’s like to lose when you play at home in my dispute!
Two in the head, in the heads of the table… pic.twitter.com/VZCX5dXpJE
— Brasileirão Assaí (@Brasileirao) June 4, 2022
América opened the scoring at 24 of the opening stage. On the left, Éder made a beautiful launch into the area and found Alê, who, with a fish, completed the goal. The ball still hit the post before going in.
Cuiabá managed to equalize before the break. After charging from the left side, André straightened his body and kicked hard, from afar, scoring a beautiful goal.
In the second half, America got the winning goal early on. At eight minutes, Coelho stole the ball, Everaldo made a move from the right and crossed the head of Felipe Azevedo, who did not give chances to the goalkeeper, João Carlos, hitting the right corner.
WRITE DOWN THREE MORE POINTS ON OUR ACCOUNT!!!
WITH GOALS FROM THE HEAD OF ALÊ AND FELIPE AZEVEDO, WE WON THE @CUIABAEC IN OUR HOME!!!!
WHAT A IMPORTANT VICTORY, AMERICAN NATION!!!!!
— America FC ✊🏿 (@AmericaMG) June 4, 2022
Cuiabá still had two good chances to tie. First, Jailson made a great save with a strong kick from Rafael Gava inside the area. Then, the goalkeeper of the Minas Gerais team tried to get out with his feet and ended up disarmed, but Dourado couldn’t finish for the empty goal.
The two teams enter the field again for the Brasileirão in the middle of the week. Cuiabá should debut Portuguese coach António Oliveira, who accompanied the match from the stands of Independência (the team was led by assistant Luiz Fernando Iubel), in the duel against Corinthians, on Tuesday (7), at the Pantanal Arena. América receives Ceará the next day.