Atltico play badly and Cuca’s restart is crushed by Internacional

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Atltico misplaced to Internacional in Cuca’s restart

Cuca’s restart at Atltico was very totally different from what the followers had dreamed of. The coach, who returned to Alvinegro’s place after seven and a half months, noticed the innocent staff fragile in assault and protection this Sunday (31), particularly within the first half. It was one of many worst outcomes: a 3-0 win towards a sure Internacional, in Beira-Rio, for the twentieth spherical of the Brazilian Championship.

Ex-Cruzeiro, Mauricio scored two lovely objectives within the first half. The different one was additionally marked within the early levels, by Wanderson, in one other lack of consideration from the white-white protection system. In the ultimate section, Atltico created harmful probabilities, however didn’t change the situation of the match, earlier than the choice of the Copa Libertadores towards Palmeiras.

The groups return to the sphere in midweek for the quarter-finals of the continental competitions. On Wednesday, at 21:30, Atltico will tackle Palmeiras, in Mineiro, for the Libertadores. The subsequent day, at 19:15, Inter will play towards Melgar, in Peru, within the South American Cup.

For the twenty first day of the Brazilian, the subsequent appointment shall be subsequent Sunday. At 18:00, Inter will face Fortaleza in Castelo. Then, at 19:00, it is the flip of Atltico and Athletico-PR to face one another in Mineiro.

The dominance of Inter

Internacional vs Atltico: Photos from the Serie A match

Aggressive in assault and fragile in defence, Atltico have been simple prey for Internacional within the first half. The groups have been nonetheless attempting to settle into the sport when midfielder Maurcio, ex-Cruzeiro, supplied the tonic for what could be the subsequent few moments.

After simply six minutes, the 21-year-old took benefit of the area between the again and middle strains to hit a left-footed shot from exterior the realm, at Everson’s angle: from 1 to 0.

At a drawback on the scoreboard, Atltico was in possession of the ball (58%). Inter, the proprietor of the sport. In a night with out inspiration from the primary attacking gamers, the visiting staff suffered sturdy colours and Ademir was the one escape valve.

Inter’s counterattacks brought about chills within the poor white protection, which misplaced many of the instances even in numerical superiority. In the twenty third minute, Edenlson – who paradoxically was subsequent to Atlético within the switch window earlier this yr – gained a tussle with Arana and crossed low for Wanderson to complete with precision: from 2 to 0.

Colorado’s third purpose got here in one other particular counterattack, within the thirtieth minute. Nacho was disarmed by Gabriel, who discovered Alemo. The striker performed for Mauricio to dribble previous Allan and end in his place within the nook. A chilly bathe for an Atltico goalkeeper Daniel additionally gave a scare within the final minutes of the primary half, however he went to the break unscathed.

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Mauricio (proper) stood out in Internacional’s victory over Atltico

Atltico improved however misplaced

Cuca tried to alter the situation of the sport, and at half-time, he put Pedrinho and Vargas within the locations of Ademir and Nacho Fernndez. At the very starting, Atltico nearly lowered their benefit with a clear likelihood completed by Jair, however goalkeeper Daniel saved Inter. In the seventeenth minute, Arana completed, deflected the ball to Vito and hit the crossbar at whim.

Looking on the new situation that was taking form on the sphere, coach Mano Menezes,

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