Fortaleza 1-0 America: Pikachu goal enough for Fortaleza at the Estadio Castelao

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Fortaleza enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against America Mineiro at Estadio Castelao on Monday. Fortaleza were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Avaí. America secured a point against Fluminense in their previous match. After today’s result, Fortaleza are in 19th place, with 10 points from 13 matches, while America sit in 16th, with 15 points from 13.

It was an impressive opening from Fortaleza, when Yago Pikachu found the net just before halftime With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for Fortaleza included Ronald, Matheus Jussa, Valentin Depietri and Igor Torres for Jose Welison, Lucas Lima, Silvio Romero and Moises Vieira da Veiga, repectively. America brought on Wellington Paulista, Pedrinho, Indio Ramirez, Joao Paulo and Patric, to replace Aloisio, Felipe Azevedo, Danilo Avelar, Marlon Matheus and Raul Caceres.

The referee booked Brayan Ceballos for Fortaleza.

Next up, Fortaleza are away to Atl. Mineiro, whilst America will travel to face Flamengo.

Technical card:
Fortaleza EC:Marcelo Boeck, Brayan Ceballos, Marcelo Benevenuto, Titi, Juninho Capixaba, Yago Pikachu, Felipe, Jose Welison (Ronald, min.64), Moises Vieira da Veiga (Igor Torres, min.90), Silvio Romero (Valentin Depietri, min.79) and Lucas Lima (Matheus Jussa, min.79)
America Mineiro:Airton, Raul Caceres (Patric, min.77), German Conti, Eder Ferreira, Marlon Matheus (Joao Paulo, min.77), Everaldo, Juninho, Danilo Avelar (Indio Ramirez, min.65), Lucas Kal, Felipe Azevedo (Pedrinho, min.65) and Aloisio (Wellington Paulista, min.65)
Stadium:Estadio Castelao
Goals:Yago Pikachu (1-0, min. 43)