Ceará 1-1 Cuiaba: Estadio Castelao sees frustrating draw

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Ceará were helde ach other to a 1-1 draw by Cuiaba on Sunday at Estadio Castelao. Ceará were looking for a victory following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Atl. Mineiro in their previous game whilst Cuiaba had lost their previous match against Flamengo. Ceará and Cuiaba sit 16th, (34 points) and 17th, (31 points), spots respectively, after 32 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Cuiaba fought back the second half, when Deyverson found the net, at 82 minutes. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Jo equalised for Ceará just before the full time, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Both teams used all available substitutes. Substitutions for Ceará included Cleber Bomfim, Vinicius Goes and Guilherme Castilho for Gabriel Lacerda, Vinicius Lima and Richard, respectively, Cuiaba brought on Pepe, Gustavo Nescau and Daniel Guedes, to replace Rodriguinho, Deyverson and Rafael Gava.

The referee booked Richard, Nino Paraiba and Richard from Ceará. Cuiaba had the worst of it though, with Joaquim, Igor Carius, Denilson Alves Borges, Alan Empereur and Deyverson seeing yellow, and Igor Carius (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Ceará will next travel to Atlético Goianense, while Cuiaba will face Goiás EC at home.

Technical card:
Ceará:Joao Ricardo, Gabriel Lacerda (Cleber Bomfim, min.60), Luiz Otavio, Bruno Pacheco, Victor Luis, Nino Paraiba, Richardson, Richard (Guilherme Castilho, min.68), Vinicius Lima (Vinicius Goes, min.60), Jo, Stiven Mendoza and Richard (Guilherme Castilho, min.68)
Cuiaba:Joao Carlos, Marcao Silva, Paulao, Alan Empereur, Joaquim, Igor Carius, Andre Luis, Denilson Alves Borges, Rafael Gava (Daniel Guedes, min.87), Rodriguinho (Pepe, min.58) and Deyverson (Gustavo Nescau, min.87)
Stadium:Estadio Castelao
Goals:Deyverson (0-1, min. 82) and Jo (1-1, min. 90)