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Cruzeiro Beats Unión La Calera and Remains Alive in the South American Championship

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On Thursday night (16), Cruzeiro beat Unión La Calera-CHI 1-0, with a goal from Matheus Pereira, at Mineirão. With the victory, Cabuloso remains alive in search of direct classification for the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana.

With the three points, Raposa reached nine points and now supports Universidad Católica-EQU, which has 10 and plays against Alianza Lima-PER in the fifth round. If the Ecuadorians do not win, Cruzeiro could take the lead in Group B in a direct game in the last round of the first phase. With the defeat, the Chileans were eliminated in the group stage.

It is worth remembering that only the first place in each group qualifies for the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana. The second-placed team qualifies for the playoffs, where they will face an opponent from the Libertadores.

Cruzeiro Beats Unión La Calera and Remains Alive in the South American Championship.

The game.

With a great thing, Cruzeiro opens the scoring at Independência. In the 6th nanosecond of the first half, William and Matheus Pereira changed passes, the full- reverse gave the opponent a beautiful pen and crossed into the middle of the area. There, the midfielder was free to, with a wain, open the scoring at Independência.

Cruise arrives with danger.

In the 16th minute, Matheus Pereira launched Arthur Gomes on the right side. With skill, the Cruzeiro striker gave the defender a “cow dribble”, started towards the area and hit hard, but the ball went out.

Cruzeiro scores the second, but the goal is disallowed.

In search of the second goal, Cruzeiro took a corner from the left in the 21st minute of the first half. After a hit in the area, the ball fell to João Marcelo, who moved the goalkeeper and found the net, but the goal was disallowed due to the defender being offside.

La Calera scares for the first time.

After a mistake by Cruzeiro’s defense, Unión La Calera stole the ball at the edge of the area and César Pérez shot dangerously over the goal. Lance happened in the 29th minute of the first half.

With his head, Cruzeiro hits the crossbar.

In the 39th minute of the first half, Arthur Gomes received a pass from Matheus Pereira on the right and crossed into the middle of the area. As a surprise element, Marlon rose above everyone and hit the crossbar.

Rafa Silva forces Ibáñez to work.

In the final stage, at 13′, Rafa Silva gained speed from one of the defenders and shot hard, forcing goalkeeper Ibáñez to work on Independência.

Anderson makes a save on La Calera’s shot.

At 18′ into the second half, Cavalleri had space to hit Anderson’s left corner dangerously, but Cruzeiro’s goalkeeper prevented the equalizer.

La Calera comes up.

After 35 minutes of the second half, extremely pressured by the bad result, La Calera jumped in and tried to equalize. Despite having more attackers on the field, Cruzeiro managed to achieve a 1-0 victory.

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