Hey Atletico-MG This Wednesday begins the quest for the fifth championship in the Minero Championship. In the first round, they will face Patrocinense, at 9:30pm (Brasilia time), at the Pedro Alves do Nascimento Stadium, in Patrocinho. Four-time champion, Gallo is looking for another breakthrough, and ge Five reasons for believing that the pentagram is possible have been selected.
Without Scarpa, Atletico travel to Patrocinho to make his Mineiro debut; Paulinho inaugurates the institute
1 – Gallo has reached the last 17 Mineiro finals
Atlético reached the round of 17 in the finals of the Mineiro tournament. It is the longest series of decisions in force in Brazil. Since 2007, the Minas Gerais state team has been in existence. Since then, there have been 10 titles. Last year, Gallo won the tournament four times, defeating América-MG by decision.
2 – Current top scorers in Mineiro and Brazil
In last year's Mineiro Championship, Hulk was the team's top scorer with 11 goals. The previous year, he also top-scored with 10 goals. The number 7 could reach a stage that has not been reached in more than 50 years. Since 1968, no player has been top scorer for three consecutive years. It was with Tostao, with Cruzeiro, last time.
Moreover, Gallo has another top scorer in the team. Paulinho finished 2023 as the Brazilian League's top scorer with 20 goals, and Gallo's top scorer with 31 goals in the season. In Mineiro last year, No. 10 played 11 matches and scored two goals.
3 – House worker: Arena MRV and a few trips
Atlético, for the first time in the State Championship, will have the possibility to play in its home stadium: the MRV Arena. The stadium was opened after the end of last year's Mineiro, and Gallo only played for the Brazilian league there. This year, the team will be able to play all of its state games at the stadium.
Furthermore it, Atletico-MG In the first phase, he will make a few trips. With more clubs sending matches to Belo Horizonte, Gallo will only make three trips. At the premiere, on Wednesday, of Patrocínio. In the fourth round, they will face Athletic Club in Sao Joao del Rey, and in the sixth round against Itaberito, which sold control of the stadium and will play the match at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia.
4 – Best Player in the Brazilian League 2022 as a reinforcement
Gallo's only signing in this transfer window so far is Gustavo Scarpa. The player, who was named the 2022 Brazilian League Athlete of the Year by Palmeiras, returns to Brazil after a disappointing year in Europe. He has chosen the number six shirt and has everything he needs to be a regular starter for Gallo.
He did not travel to the first match against Patrocinense because he is recovering from an injury to his right knee. She should make her debut in the second round at home against Democratic GV.
5- Team and core team maintenance
Gallo hasn't changed much from last season to this season. The club retained its entire starting lineup, renewed contracts, and did not lose any players. The change goes through the technical command. Eduardo Codet was the coach in last year's Mineiro final, the Argentine left the club midway through the season, and Felipao arrived.
2023 Final Team: Iverson. Mariano, Jimerson, Mauricio Lemos, and Robbins; Otavio, Zaracho and Igor Gomez; Pavon, Paulinho and Hulk.
Possible rooster for 2024: Iverson, Saravia, Jimerson, Mauricio Lemos and Arana; Ottavio, Edilson and Scarpa; Pavon, Paulinho and Hulk.
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