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Brazilian clubs chase Nene

Transfer news Dec 12, 2012
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Atletico Mineiro defeat local rivals Cruzeiro to win first Brazilian Cup

Brazil striker Tardelli scored the crucial away goal to snuff out hopes of a Cruziero comeback.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Atletico Mineiro defeated league champions and local rivals Cruzeiro 1-0 to win their first Brazilian Cup title 3-0 on aggregate.

Brazil striker Diego Tardelli netted the winner with a header in first-half injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte to claim victory in the first major final contested between the two neighbouring clubs. 

After conceding the goal at home, Cruzeiro needed to score four times to overturn the 2-0 first-leg deficit and maintain...

 By James Young
2 days ago

Champions Cruzeiro are a shining light in Brazil's bleak football year

Cruzeiro players celebrate after clinching the Brazilian league title on Sunday.

"Don't expect to walk into a bar in Belo Horizonte and hear Cruzeiro fans chanting the name of [Ricardo Goulart], the star of this year's Brazilian championship. And it will be hard to find kids shouting his name when they dribble round their opponents in schoolyard kickabouts," began a story on a major Brazilian football site after Belo Horizonte club Cruzeiro had clinched the Brazilian league title for the second consecutive year on Sunday, beating Goias in front of 57,000 people at a rain lashed...

Nov 12, 2014

Atletico MG defeat rivals Cruzeiro to take two-goal lead in Brazilian Cup

Luan opened the scoring for Atletico Mineiro in the ninth minute.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Striker Luan and Argentine forward Jesus Datolo each scored a goal to help Atletico Mineiro defeat rivals Cruzeiro 2-0 in the first leg of the Brazilian Cup final on Wednesday.

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Luan opened the scoring with a header in the ninth minute and Datolo doubled the lead with a left-footed shot from inside the area in the 59th at the Independencia Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

Cruzeiro complained that Luan was offside in the first goal, and also were aggrieved over non-called handball...

 By James Young
Nov 6, 2014

Atletico Mineiro, Cruzeiro put Belo Horizonte back on Brazil football map

Atletico Mineiro's spirit has pushed them into the Copa do Brasil final.

Over the past few years, fans in the pleasant if unglamorous city of Belo Horizonte in southeastern Brazil have grown used to waking up with collective celebratory hangovers. This Thursday morning has a different feel, however, as it might be the first time that supporters of archrivals Atlético and Cruzeiro have had reason to overdo the cerveja and cachaça on the same night.

Galo's preposterously exciting 4-1 (4-3 on aggregate) Copa do Brasil semifinal victory against Flamengo at the Mineirão...

Oct 17, 2014

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva excited about Real Madrid speculation

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva says he is "proud and happy" to have been the subject of reported interest from Real Madrid.

Marca put Silva, 21, on its cover on Wednesday and Thursday this week, claiming that a 15 million-euro deal was close to being agreed for the player.

The Brazil under-21 international, who was also linked with Manchester United in the summer, told the Spanish paper that this supposed interest from Madrid is a real motivation for him to keep on working and improving.

"The cover...