Atletico will face Goiás this Wednesday (6), at 20h, in Mineirão. The Minas Gerais team is looking for a recovery in the Brazilian Championship as soon as possible, so that they can move away from the Z-4 and confirm themselves in next year’s Serie A. The Rooster is three games without winning and chose to send the game in Mineirão to call the fan to support the team that night.
Coach Vagner Atlético will have some important returns for the game, these are Otero and Cazares, who have returned from suspension. Fábio Santos also returns to the team, acting on the left-back, and Elias probably returns to the title, due to the embezzlement of Nathan.
However, it is not certain that Khazars and Elijah will be holders. After a good recovery of the team, with one player less, in the match against Fortaleza, the youths of the basic category Bruninho and Marquinhos stood out and the opportunity for them is requested by most of the fans. If that happens, Luan would act as the second steering wheel. This scheme was also tested during training.
Atletico occupies the 13th position in the Brazilian Championship and is five points from the relegation zone. Goiás is in 9th place, fighting for a place in Libertadores and is the fourth best team in the second round with Santos. So no cake for Rooster in Mineirão today.
Atletico’s drop in performance in the Brazilian Championship is frightening. During the first 15 rounds of Brasileirão the team had the fifth best performance with 60%. Now, in the last 15 years, the Rooster had only 20% success in the competition. It is the second worst club among the 20 who play in Serie A.
The Jair steering wheel is already cleared by the medical department and is carrying out transition work. Atletico still await the possibility of counting on the player for the classic against Cruzeiro next Sunday.
Already Nathan half-camper had a break in the right thigh muscle and will not play more this season. His contract with Atletico runs until January 2020, so he may have said goodbye to the pitches wearing his alvinegra jersey if he does not renew his ties with the club.