Athlético Paranaense hit the ball and beat the Brazilian pointer. Thus, he was tenth, out of relegation places, and he will face the first leg with an important mental impulse.
Huge triumph of Athletico Paranaense, River rival for the eighth of the Libertadores next Tuesday, at the Brasileirao: he defeated 2-0 at Atlético Mineiro directed by Jorge Sampaoli and who goes first. Thus, he was tenth, although only three points behind the descent.
Although until a few weeks ago everything was an ordeal in the team of Fought González, managed to recover with the arrival of the new coach, Paulo Autuori, who gave him more solidity in defense and an interesting effectiveness in attack. In fact, in this Wednesday’s match he finished off the Sampaoli team only three times on goal in the first half and scored two goals. In that, River must be attentive. In addition, he showed a good game without the ball (he had 36% possession), with a lot of order. It is probably a situation that is repeated in the key against Gallardo’s.
The goals were converted by Christian (central steering wheel) and Nikao (one of the tips). Autuori plays with a classic 4-4-2 and these latest results encourage the fans to be able to overcome the series against River. This is his third consecutive victory at Brasileirao, as he came from defeating Fortress already Goias, in what was a key match for relegation.
Athlético Paranaense will play his next game on Saturday against Santos as a local. This will be the last one before the first leg against River, next Tuesday at 7.15pm. An opponent that seemed to be beaten, but with the change of coach, he raised and appears as a possible threat.