Cuiaba 2-1 America: Visitors leave Arena Pantanal with nothing

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Cuiaba’s 2-1 win over America Mineiro on Thursday, was hard fought at Arena Pantanal. Cuiaba were aiming to improve their league standing following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Athletico Paranaense in their previous game. America, meanwhile, were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Corinthians in their last match. Cuiaba and America currently occupy 17th and 8th spots in the league, with 30 points and 39 points respectively after 28 matches.

Cuiaba started strongly in the first half, when Sidcley found the net on the 32 minute mark, finishing the first half 1-0.

Cuiaba continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Andre Luis, 62 minutes in. In the end though, America pull-back just before the full time, with a goal from Gonzalo Mastriani so at full time it was 2-1 to Cuiaba.

Substitutions for Cuiaba included Joao Lucas, Valdivia, Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani, Marcao Silva and Andre for Daniel Guedes, Rodriguinho, Andre Luis, Denilson Alves Borges and Deyverson, respectively. America replaced Gonzalo Mastriani, Martin Benitez, Patric, Indio Ramirez and Aloisio with Felipe Azevedo, Henrique Almeida, Raul Caceres, Matheusinho and Everaldo.

There were bookings for Daniel Guedes and Marcao Silva from Cuiaba. For America, Iago Maidana, Gonzalo Mastriani, Patric and Eder Ferreira saw yellow.

America and Cuiaba will next play away to Ceará and Corinthians respectively.

Technical card:
Cuiaba:Joao Carlos, Daniel Guedes (Joao Lucas, min.69), Alan Empereur, Marllon, Sidcley, Denilson Alves Borges (Marcao Silva, min.79), Joaquim, Rodriguinho (Valdivia, min.76), Pepe, Andre Luis (Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani, min.77) and Deyverson (Andre, min.86)
America Mineiro:Matheus, Raul Caceres (Patric, min.53), Iago Maidana, Eder Ferreira, Marlon Matheus, Matheusinho (Indio Ramirez, min.73), Everaldo (Aloisio, min.74), Juninho, Alexandre Egea, Felipe Azevedo (Gonzalo Mastriani, min.46) and Henrique Almeida (Martin Benitez, min.47)
Stadium:Arena Pantanal
Goals:Sidcley (1-0, min. 32), Andre Luis (2-0, min. 62) and Gonzalo Mastriani (2-1, min. 90)