Bragantino 2-1 Cuiaba: Bragantino rediscover their winning touch

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Bragantino enjoyed a home victory against Cuiaba at Stadium Nabi Abi Chedid (nabizao) on Thursday. Both Bragantino and Cuiaba came from defeats in their previous league games. Bragantino arrived at the match looking to pick up more points, following defeat to Flamengo whilst Cuiaba had lost their previous match against Corinthians. Bragantino and Cuiaba currently occupy 9th and 17th spots in the league, with 38 points and 30 points respectively after 30 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for Cuiaba, when Deyverson found the net in the 34th minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as Werik Popo equalised for Bragantino just before half-time, which brought Mauricio Barbieri’s squad level at 1-1 at the half time break

Bragantino once more applied the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Artur, 60 minutes in, which sealed the victory for Bragantino.

Substitutions for Bragantino included Carlos Eduardo, Ramires, Marcos Vinicios, Jadsom and Kevin Lomonaco for Werik Popo, Hyoran, Helinho, Ramon and Artur, respectively. Cuiaba brought on Joao Lucas, Marcao Silva, Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani, Kelvin Osorio and Gustavo Nescau, to replace Igor Carius, Camilo, Valdivia, Daniel Guedes and Andre Luis.

There were bookings for Helinho and Aderlan from Bragantino, and Pepe, Denilson Alves Borges and Gustavo Nescau, for Cuiaba.

Bragantino will next travel to Coritiba, while Cuiaba will face Flamengo at home.

Technical card:
Red Bull Bragantino:Cleiton, Aderlan, Natan, Leonardo Realpe, Ramon (Jadsom, min.74), Lucas Evangelista, Helinho (Marcos Vinicios, min.74), Raul, Artur (Kevin Lomonaco, min.90), Hyoran (Ramires, min.71) and Werik Popo (Carlos Eduardo, min.71)
Cuiaba:Joao Carlos, Daniel Guedes (Kelvin Osorio, min.74), Alan Empereur, Joaquim, Igor Carius (Joao Lucas, min.45), Valdivia (Gabriel Cordeiro Pirani, min.62), Camilo (Marcao Silva, min.46), Pepe, Denilson Alves Borges, Deyverson and Andre Luis (Gustavo Nescau, min.75)
Stadium:Stadium Nabi Abi Chedid (nabizao)
Goals:Deyverson (0-1, min. 34), Werik Popo (1-1, min. 45) and Artur (2-1, min. 60)