Atlético-GO vs Guarani, Thursday’s match for the seventh round of the Brazilian Series B Championship.
After the draw at home with Vitória, by 1 to 1, Atlético-GO did not resist Figueirense in Florianopolis. On Friday, May 31, for the sixth round, was beaten by 1 to 0. The strongest reaction to the defeat came from the Dragon’s president; Adson Batista called the team weak.
Atlético-GO dropped to ninth in the Brazilian standings. However, there was also more criticisms left for coach Wagner Lopes. The top scorer criticized tactical aspects such as “lack of compaction and dynamics” according to an interview published on GloboEsporte.com.
In addition to not scoring and returning home under criticism, the team will have to manage on Thursday another injury left by the match in the capital of Santa Catarina. Defender Lucas Rocha received the third yellow card and will have to complete a suspension match in the match against Guarani.
However, midfielder Matheuzininho, who was sent off in the game against Vitória and was out in front of Figueirense, is already fit to play. At home, the Dragon is still undefeated in the competition. They made three starts having won five points
Reactions to the Guarani home defeat to Brazil’s Pelotas by 2 to 1 in the sixth round of the Second Division of the Brasileirão on May 28 were even stronger. On Saturday, June 1, the club’s president law firm, Palmeron Mendes Filho, faced an attack with stones and bottles being thrown at the windows.
At first, it is suspected to be related to the bad timing of the club. With five points, the Bugre is in seventeenth place in the table of classification of the Brazilian Series B Championship, the first one in the relegation zone.
The requests for the dismissal of coach Vinícius Eutrópio have been dismissed for the time being. Football superintendent Fumagalli made sure the coach remained at least until Thursday’s game. A new defeat, however, can make this situation change. Of the three games that played as a visitor Guarani added only one point without scoring a goal and having taken three goals.
The prognostic in a draw seems to be the best option for this Thursday’s match for the seventh round of the Brazilian Series B Championship.