Fortaleza played Cruzeiro at the Serie A of Brazil on November 18. The match kicked off 21:30 UTC. Cruzeiro won 0-1.
Bruno Rodrigues scored the first and only goal on the 80th minute of the game.
Fortaleza and Cruzeiro meet again 5 months after the Serie A match which Fortaleza won 0-1. Fortaleza are aproaching the match after a defeat from Cuiaba on November 12 not being able to win for 5 straight games. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 6 consecutive matches now.
Cruzeiro are in a horrible form preparing for the match after 3 defeats in a row from Coritiba, Internacional and Sao Paulo.
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Fortaleza kicked off the game with Joao Ricardo, Bruno Pacheco, Titi who got substituted by Guilherme on the 87th minute, Emanuel Britez, Tinga, Caio Alexandre who got substituted by Lucas Crispim on the 87th minute, Jose Welison who got substituted by Tomas Pochettino on the 69th minute, Imanol Machuca who got substituted by Marinho on the 78th minute, Yago Pikachu, Calebe who got substituted by Thiago Galhardo on the 69th minute and Juan Lucero as starters, with Fernando Miguel Kaufmann, Marcelo Benevenuto, Dudu, Pedro Augusto, Lucas Crispim, Tomas Pochettino, Lucas Sasha, Thiago Galhardo, Guilherme, Marinho, Pedro Rocha and Silvio Romero on the bench.
Cruzeiro's starting eleven were Rafael Cabral, Marlon, Luciano Castan, Lucas Oliveira, William, Nikao who got substituted by Matheus Pereira on the 59th minute, Mateus Vital who got substituted by Japa on the 63rd minute, Filipe Machado, Ian Luccas who got substituted by Fernando Henrique on the 86th minute, Rafael Elias who got substituted by Arthur Gomes on the 46th minute and Bruno Rodrigues who got substituted by Joao Marcelo on the 86th minute, with Anderson Silva, Kaiki, Joao Marcelo, Helibelton Palacios, Wesley, Fernando Henrique, Japa, Matheus Pereira, Henrique Rodrigues Cardoso, Paulo Vitor Fernandes Pereira, Luis Fernando and Arthur Gomes on the bench.
Referee showed the yellow card 3 times throughout the game. Jose Welison, Nikao and Japa were the ones to receive it.
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Fortaleza and Cruzeiro have met 3 times since June 2019. Fortaleza have won twice, 1 match ended in a draw. The most recent match between them took place on June 21, 2023 at the Serie A of Brazil where Fortaleza won 0-1. Fortaleza have scored 4 goals in these 3 head-to-head matches in total while Cruzeiro have scored 2. So, overall, Fortaleza have a better head-to-head record against Cruzeiro in their recent history.
Fortaleza have won 12 of their 35 matches in Serie A, drawing 9 and having 14 defeats this season. They have scored 40 goals - 1.14 per match, conceding 42 - 1.20 per match. Cruzeiro have won 11 of their 35 matches in Serie A, drawing 11 and having 13 defeats this season. They have scored 33 goals - 0.94 per match, conceding 30 - 0.86 per match.
Fortaleza have lost to Cuiaba in their previous match while Cruzeiro are on a losing streak - they have lost to Coritiba, Internacional and Sao Paulo in their previous 3 matches. Overall, Fortaleza have won 9 of their last 19 matches, losing 7 and drawing 3, while Cruzeiro have won 5 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 7.
Fortaleza have won once (3-2 against America MG on 8th of October), lost 4 times (2-1 against Cuiaba on 12th of November, 0-2 against Flamengo on 5th of November, 3-1 against Atletico-MG on 2nd of November and 1-0 against Vasco on 19th of October) and drew once (1-1 against Atletico-PR on 8th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.
Cruzeiro have won twice (3-0 against Bahia on 25th of October and 0-1 against Atletico-MG on 22nd of October) and lost 4 times (1-0 against Coritiba on 11th of November, 1-2 against Internacional on 5th of November, 1-0 against Sao Paulo on 2nd of November and 0-2 against Flamengo on 19th of October) in their most recent 6 matches.
As always, Brazil Serie A's live standings are availble and updated in real time. Fortaleza are the 13th in the table with 45 points after 35 matches, while Cruzeiro are the 14th with 44 points in 35 matches.
We are adding goal videos and full video highlights of the match between Fortaleza and Cruzeiro in real time. You can watch the goal by Bruno Rodrigues as the videos of the goals are added usually minutes after the actual event if there are any official videos available. Full video highlights of Fortaleza - Cruzeiro are being added as they become available on the official social media channels of the league or the teams.