With Atletico MG and Cruzeiro advancing in the semi-finals, Camponato Mineiro may once again have the state’s biggest classic in his decision (this year, in one game) after the last two editions. It will be played with both clubs holding equal tickets.
The military police have given the green light so that, in the event that Atlético-MG and Cruzeiro are confirmed to pass to the final, the classic has Mineirão, where the final will take place, with half of Atlético-MG fans and the other of Cruzeiro fans.
This information was confirmed by the Football Association of Minas Gerais, which said that it had received the release from the Prime Minister. In contrast, the military police were sought by General ElectricHowever, he has not yet officially commented.
Mineirão Stadium, divided equally between Atlético MG and Cruzeiro (2017) – Photo: Agência i7 / Mineirão
The last “half and half” classic was held in Gigante da Pampulha five years ago, in February 2017, when Raposa won 1-0, with a goal from Arrascaeta, for the extinct Primeira Liga. Since then, matches have been held with a large number of tickets in favor of the home team.
Only in 2021 did the classic have an audience (something unprecedented in the century-old history of rivalry), due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Cruzeiro beat Atlético MG 1-0 with a goal from striker Arton.
This year, with the crowd returning, Atlético-MG beat Cruzeiro, in a comeback, by a 2 to 1 margin. The home team, Gallo had 90% of the tickets available.
Atlético MG and Cruzeiro opened a big lead in the semi-finals, with 2-0 wins over Caldense and Athletic, respectively.
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