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Cuca takes advantage of the relegation zone on his return to Atltico

photograph: Pedro Souza/Atltico

Since his return to the Atlantic, Cuca’s work has not been good

Cuca was introduced as Athletic’s coach on July 23, changing Turco Mohamed. The coach, final yr’s Brazilian Championship and Brazilian Cup champion, arrived in Galo with the hope of main the staff in the Copa Libertadores and placing the staff ready to struggle for the Serie A title. ten video games, the staff taking advantage of the relegation place.

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Cuca has led in ten video games since Galo returned to the membership. There are two wins, 4 attracts and 4 defeats, a 33.3% advantage, the similar as Cuiab, who’re 18th in the Brazilian Championship.

On his return to Atlético, Cuca led the staff to the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores. In the first leg towards Palmeiras, in Mineiro, Galo opened the scoring 2-0, however at the finish allowed a draw. In the return match, Alvinegro couldn’t win two extra pitches and was eradicated on penalties.

The Brazilian was the just one left to strive to deliver the Rooster into rivalry for the high positions, however that did not occur, primarily as a result of of his efficiency at dwelling. With the coach, Atltico performed 3 times at dwelling and scored just one level. In final yr’s marketing campaign, for instance, the alvinegro staff misplaced solely 4 factors (one draw and one defeat) as a house staff in 19 video games.

Atltico’s two wins beneath Cuca got here towards relegation-fighting groups Coritiba and Atltico-GO away from dwelling. That’s why it was much more disappointing to lose towards Ava, this Saturday, in Ressacada.

He beat Galo 1-0, with Bissoli’s penalty. As a outcome, Ava snapped a nine-match winless streak, whereas Atltico might see the G6 groups widen their hole in the standings.

Atltico will now have ten days to work and put together for the confrontation towards the chief Palmeiras. The match will happen on September 28, at 21:30, in Mineiro.


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