Goiás 1 – Cuiaba 0: Visitors unable to get win at Estádio da Serrinha

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Cuiaba fell to an away defeat at the hands of Goiás EC at Estádio da Serrinha on Monday. Goiás were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Corinthians. Cuiaba secured a point against Ceará in their previous match. As the table looks today, Goiás are in 14th place in the table and have 17 points while Cuiaba sit in 18th with 13 points after 14 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Goiás applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Pedro Raul in the 80th minute, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Goiás included Caio, Dada Belmonte, Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos, Renato Junior and Danilo Barcelos for Matheus Sales, Luan Dias da Silva, Juan Pablo, Vinicius and Elvis, repectively. Cuiaba brought on Jonathan Cafu, Jenison, Rodriguinho, Valdivia and Joaquim, to replace Felipe Marques, Elton, Kelvin Osorio, Andre Luis and Rafael Gava.

The referee booked Reynaldo, Matheus Sales and Yan from Goiás. Cuiaba had the worst of it though, with Alan Empereur, Jenison, Joao Lucas and Valdivia seeing yellow, and Alan Empereur (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Cuiaba and Goiás will next play away to Avai and America Mineiro respectively.

Technical card:
Goiás EC:Tadeu, Yan, Caetano, Reynaldo, Diego, Elvis (Danilo Barcelos, min.78), Matheus Sales (Caio, min.46), Juan Pablo (Fellipe Ramos Ignez Bastos, min.66), Luan Dias da Silva (Dada Belmonte, min.46), Pedro Raul and Vinicius (Renato Junior, min.78)
Cuiaba:Walter, Joao Lucas, Alan Empereur, Marllon, Uendel, Andre Luis (Valdivia, min.87), Camilo, Rafael Gava (Joaquim, min.87), Kelvin Osorio (Rodriguinho, min.75), Felipe Marques (Jonathan Cafu, min.66) and Elton (Jenison, min.66)
Stadium:Estádio da Serrinha
Goals:Pedro Raul (1-0, min. 80)