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With an alternate team, Fortaleza beat Caucaia in the second round of the Cearense tournament

With an alternate team, Fortaleza beat Caucaia in the second round of the Cearense tournament

Fortaleza takes another win in Cearense. On the night of Wednesday, the 18th, Leão do Pici welcomed Caucaia, at the Estádio Presidente Vargas, and left the stadium winning with a score of 1 to 0. Defender Tite was the only scorer of the match valid for the second round.

As the season begins, coach Juan Pablo Voevoda uses the first matches of the year to test and give players opportunities. In this way, the red, blue and white team entered the field with 10 changes in the starting lineup, in connection with the game of Iguatu, last Saturday, the 14th.

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However, Fortaleza started the match by dominating the events and creating the best chances. In the first minute, Bruno Pacheco, one of the newcomers of the night, crossed for Thiago Gallardo to finish first. The ball went wide.

Fortaleza’s goal came in the 16th minute. After a corner kick taken by Pedro Rocha, Tite took advantage of the entanglement inside the penalty area to finish in the corner of Rabosa’s goal. Sileo was sold at the bid and had nothing to do.

After conceding the goal, Caucaia needed to attack more and created a great chance in the 21st minute. Guava received the ball in the middle of the area and shot low, but ended up being stopped by goalkeeper Joao Ricardo, who made his first save in Leonin’s shirt.

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In the latter part of the first half, Fortaleza piled up missed chances. Due to excessive accuracy, Pedro Rocha and Pikachu missed goals without a goalkeeper.

The second half at the President Vargas Stadium started off turbulent. First, Guava hit the crossbar, which was shot by goalkeeper Joao Ricardo. After that, Pedro Rocha finished from inside the area and Celio made a great save.

Needing an equaliser, Caucaia was emboldened in the second half and tried to put pressure on Fortaleza. However, Tricolor do Pici managed to defend itself against the opponent’s attacks and goalkeeper João Ricardo did not have to make any significant defenses. Therefore, the match ended with a score of 1 to 0 for the two Lions.

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