Corinthians 2-0 Cuiaba: Hosts secure clean sheet win at Neo Quimica Arena

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Corinthians’ 2-0 win over Cuiaba on Sunday, was hard fought at Neo Quimica Arena. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Corinthians were looking to pick up points, following a 2-1 victory against Atlético Goianense. Cuiaba were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-1 win against America Mineiro in their last match. Corinthians and Cuiaba currently occupy 5th and 17th spots in the table, with 47 points and 30 points respectively after 29 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Corinthians, when Yuri Alberto gave them the lead, 33 minutes in. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Roger Guedes just before half-time to see out the first half 2-0. The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Corinthians included Gil, Mateus Vital, Giuliano, Ramiro and Arthur Sousa Araujo for Fabian Balbuena, Yuri Alberto, Renato Augusto, Du Queiroz and Roger Guedes, respectively. Cuiaba brought on Kelvin Osorio, Joao Lucas, Valdivia, Denilson Alves Borges and Rafael Gava for Sidcley, Daniel Guedes, Rodriguinho, Pepe and Andre Luis.

The referee booked Fausto Vera for Corinthians.

Cuiaba and Corinthians will next play away to Red Bull Bragantino and Juventude respectively.

Technical card:
Corinthians:Cassio, Fagner, Fabian Balbuena (Gil, min.46), Raul Gustavo, Lucas Piton Crivellaro, Renato Augusto (Giuliano, min.57), Du Queiroz (Ramiro, min.74), Adson, Fausto Vera, Roger Guedes (Arthur Sousa Araujo, min.86) and Yuri Alberto (Mateus Vital, min.57)
Cuiaba:Joao Carlos, Daniel Guedes (Joao Lucas, min.46), Alan Empereur, Marllon, Sidcley (Kelvin Osorio, min.22), Camilo, Joaquim, Rodriguinho (Valdivia, min.62), Pepe (Denilson Alves Borges, min.62), Andre Luis (Rafael Gava, min.62) and Deyverson
Stadium:Neo Quimica Arena
Goals:Yuri Alberto (1-0, min. 33) and Roger Guedes (2-0, min. 45)