Cuiaba 1-1 Mineiro 1: Late drama at Arena Pantanal sees visitors denied

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On Friday, Cuiaba and Mineiro were held to a 1-1 draw at Arena Pantanal. Cuiaba were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 1-0 to Palmeiras. Mineiro were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Botafogo in their last match. As the table looks today, Cuiaba are in 15th place, with 20 points from 18 matches, while Mineiro sit in 3rd, with 32 points from 18.

Following a goalless first half, Mineiro fought back the second half, thanks to a goal from Alan Kardec at the 90 minute mark. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani equalised for Cuiaba just before the final whistle. The match ended wih a 1-1 draw.

Substitutions for Cuiaba included Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani, Andre, Andre Luis, Igor Carius and Alan Empereur for Valdivia, Rodriguinho, Alesson, Pepe and Uendel, repectively. Mineiro brought on Pedrinho, Keno, Cristian Pavon, Alan Kardec and Allan, to replace Ademir, Jair, Eduardo Vargas, Fabio and Otavio.

There were bookings for Camilo from Cuiaba, and Cristian Pavon, for Mineiro.

Cuiaba will play away against Coritiba, while Mineiro will face Corinthians at home.

Technical card:
Cuiaba:Walter, Joao Lucas, Marllon, Joaquim, Uendel (Alan Empereur, min.85), Alesson (Andre Luis, min.77), Camilo, Pepe (Igor Carius, min.84), Rafael Gava, Valdivia (Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani, min.63) and Rodriguinho (Andre, min.76)
Atl. Mineiro:Everson, Guga, Igor Rabello, Junior Alonso, Guilherme Arana, Ademir (Pedrinho, min.57), Matias Zaracho, Jair (Keno, min.57), Otavio (Allan, min.77), Eduardo Vargas (Cristian Pavon, min.57) and Fabio (Alan Kardec, min.77)
Stadium:Arena Pantanal
Goals:Alan Kardec (0-1, min. 90) and Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani (1-1, min. 90)