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Cruzeiro lineup: Larcamón rescues key players in his first appearance in the South American Championship

Cruzeiro lineup: Larcamón rescues key players in his first appearance in the South American Championship

In the midst of the Mineiro final, Cruzeiro will have a substitute team in its first ever Copa Sudamericana appearance. To face Universidad Católica, at the Olímpico Atahualpa, in Quito, coach Nicolas Larcamon will make changes in all sectors of the pitch. The ball will turn on Thursday (4), at 9pm (Brasilia time).

Regarding The team that tied against AtleticoLast Saturday (30), in Belo Horizonte, Cruzeiro will not have Joao Marcelo and Marlon in defence. The Argentine coach preferred to cancel the formation with three defenders and let Villalba occupy the left wing position. Neres and Ze Evaldo form the defensive duo.

In midfield, Larcamon chose to select Jose Cifuentes, Mateus Vital and Ramiro among the new players. Against Atletico, the match was started by the namesake Lucas Silva and Lucas Romero, as well as Matheus Pereira. All three will start this Thursday (4) on the bench. Machado was the only midfielder left among the regulars.

In attack, Barreal and Rafael Elias enter positions Arthur Gomez and Denino, who didn't even travel to Ecuador. The pair showed “great physical fatigue” after the first match of the Mineiro final and were kept by the technical committee.

Catholic University lineup

Rafael Romo; Gregory Menda, Gustavo Vallicella, Fausto Grillo, and Layan Riquelme; Kevin Menda, Facundo Martinez and Luciano Neto; Kevin Quevedo, Ismael Diaz and John Sifuente. Coach: Jorge Silico.

Subs: Luis Castillo; Ariel Mosquera, José Fajardo, Joshuy Quiñonez, Luis Moreno, José Holguín, Janos Vivar, Johan Lara, Aaron Rodriguez, Ronny Troya and Mauro Diaz.

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Cruzeiro collection

Rafael Cabral; William, Evaldo, Neres, and Villalba; Ramiro, Machado, Jose Cifuentes and Mateus Vital; Barreal and Rafael Elias. Coach: Nicholas Larcamon.

Substitute seats: Anderson; Marlon, Wesley Gasolina, Palacios, Joao Marcelo, Kaikeyi, Lucas Silva, Matthews Pereira, Lucas Romero, Vitinho, Robert and Rafa Silva.

Cruzeiro's next match

After the confrontation with Universidad Católica, Cruzeiro will return to the field on Sunday (7), at 3:30 pm (Brasilia time), at the Mineirão Stadium, against Atlético. With the advantage, the Celestials only need a draw to win the Campeonato Mineiro.

Cruzeiro's next match is in South America

Cruzeiro's first home match will be next Thursday (11), at 9pm (Brasilia time), at Mineirão Stadium, against Colombian club Alianza. Ticket sales are now open for the match.