America 1-0 Goiás: Lone Almeida strike secures America maximum points

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On Monday, Goiás EC suffer an away defeat to America Mineiro at Independencia. America arrived at the match looking pick up points, following a previous defeat to Flamengo while Goiás were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Cuiaba in their last match. As the table looks today, America and Goiás currently occupy 12th and 16th spots in the league, with 18 points and 17 points respectively after 15 matches.

After a goalless first half, America applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Henrique Almeida gave America the lead in the 59th minute, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for America included Felipe Azevedo, Henrique Almeida, Matheusinho and German Conti for Everaldo, Wellington Paulista, Raul Caceres and Pedrinho, repectively. Goiás brought on Dada Belmonte, Nicolas, Danilo Barcelos, Maguinho and Luan Dias da Silva for Elvis, Caio, Caetano, Vinicius and Matheus Sales.

There were bookings for Henrique Almeida and Eder Ferreira from America. For Goiás, Pedro Raul and Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos saw yellow.

America will next play Internacional away, with Goiás facing Athletico Paranaense at home.

Technical card:
America Mineiro:Matheus, Raul Caceres (Matheusinho, min.76), Luan Patrick, Eder Ferreira, Marlon Matheus, Everaldo (Felipe Azevedo, min.28), Lucas Kal, Juninho, Alexandre Egea, Pedrinho (German Conti, min.77) and Wellington Paulista (Henrique Almeida, min.51)
Goiás EC:Tadeu, Reynaldo, Yan, Caetano (Danilo Barcelos, min.75), Diego, Caio (Nicolas, min.69), Elvis (Dada Belmonte, min.46), Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos, Vinicius (Maguinho, min.84), Matheus Sales (Luan Dias da Silva, min.85) and Pedro Raul
Goals:Henrique Almeida (1-0, min. 59)