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.
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...
Voices of boys were by the riverside
Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad
-- Wilfred Owen, The War Poems
On June 12, millions of fans sat glued to their TVs as Brazil took on Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. It was a compelling match, with Croatia startling the hosts by taking an early lead before a nervy Brazil hauled themselves back into the game, winning 3-1 and setting the scene for an enthralling tournament.
But perhaps an even...