After beating Fortaleza away from home, Cruzeiro has a direct confrontation with Vasco, at Mineirão, to ensure their stay in Series A of the Brazilian Championship. For the duel, Paulo Autuori will have the return of Matheus Jussa and Neris, but he has Mateus Vital as a doubt.
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Jussa and Neris traveled with the group to Fortaleza, but were absent from the team on the field due to suspension. The midfielder also belongs to Leão do Picci and could not play due to contract. He is likely to return to the team against Vasco, fighting for position with Ian Luccas and Machado, starters at Castelão.
Neris, on the other hand, fights for position with Lucas Oliveira, who ended up being one of the team’s highlights amid the pressure exerted by Fortaleza for much of the game. The one chosen by Autuori will play alongside Luciano Castán.
Mateus Vital, new to Fortaleza by choice of the coaching staff, does not have a guaranteed presence in front of the team that revealed him to football. The player suffered trauma to his right shoulder and will still be evaluated until Wednesday. In August, he suffered a dislocation in the same place, against Palmeiras. This Monday, Vital trained normally with the team.
If Vital is unable to play, Autuori’s main alternatives are Japa, who replaced number 7 against Fortaleza, and Matheus Pereira, removed from the team precisely for Vital’s entry in the interim coach’s debut.
Wesley was left out of the match against Fortaleza, the attacker was not listed and did not travel with the team. The player appeared at Cruzeiro training this Monday and could appear on the related list.
The victory over Fortaleza took Cruzeiro to 16th place, with the same 40 points as Vasco, but with a disadvantage in the number of victories. A triumph takes the team up to 12th place and brings them closer to confirming a place in the elite in 2024.