Internacional 1 – Cuiaba 0: Visitors to Estadio Beira-Rio leave with nothing

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On Saturday, Cuiaba suffered an away defeat to Internacional at Estadio Beira-Rio. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. Internacional were on the hunt for more points following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Corinthians in their previous game whilst Cuiaba had secured a point against São Paulo in their previous match. Internacional are now in 4th place on the table and have 43 points while Cuiaba sit in 16th with 26 points after 26 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Internacional piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Alemao, at 68 minutes. They managed to close the match out with a clean sheet and a well-earned of 1-0 victory.

Substitutions for Internacional included Pedro Henrique, Edenilson, Taison, Estevao and Liziero for Wanderson, Johnny, Mauricio, Alan Patrick and Alemao, respectively. Cuiaba brought on Valdivia, Kelvin Osorio, Alesson, Camilo and Andre for Andre Luis, Sidcley, Marcao Silva, Joaquim and Deyverson.

There were bookings for Taison from Internacional, and Joaquim, Andre Luis and Pepe, for Cuiaba.

Next up, Internacional are away to Atlético Goianense, whilst Cuiaba will travel to face Athletico Paranaense.

Technical card:
Internacional:Daniel, Fabricio Bustos, Vitao, Gabriel Mercado, Rene, Gabriel, Mauricio (Taison, min.70), Johnny (Edenilson, min.60), Alan Patrick (Estevao, min.70), Wanderson (Pedro Henrique, min.46) and Alemao (Liziero, min.88)
Cuiaba:Joao Carlos, Joao Lucas, Alan Empereur, Marllon, Sidcley (Kelvin Osorio, min.75), Rafael Gava, Joaquim (Camilo, min.76), Pepe, Marcao Silva (Alesson, min.76), Andre Luis (Valdivia, min.62) and Deyverson (Andre, min.79)
Stadium:Estadio Beira-Rio
Goals:Alemao (1-0, min. 68)