Vitoria vs Atletico PR by Neuro
Vitoria suffered their first defeat in the national championship few days ago when they went down to Gremio with a narrow 1:0 result away from home. Still, it was a very difficult game against in-form hosts who scored the winning goal twenty minutes before the full time whistle.
This defeat doesn't cancel a good start the team had, as they are still very close to the top of the table. After four matches played, Vitoria stands currently sixth with a 2-1-1 record and will surely be looking for more victories at home this evening. Although coach Caio Junior had complaints about the referee in a previous game, he admitted the fact that the players didn't have a good match and that their performance was below average. Especially in the first half, as the team improved in the second, although it still wasn't enough to avoid their first defeat.
Main goalkeeper Deola remains injured, same as midfielder Luis Albero and left back Mansur (1/0). Finally, midfielder Neto Coruja (5/1) probably won't play, while offensive midfielder Dinei still has some chances to participate although also being doubtful for now.
Atletico Paranaense, on the other side, is coming from their first victory in the league, as they defeated 4:3 Ponte Preta away from home after an thrilling game. They were twice behind in the score, but managed to overturn result in their favor with a 3:2 result five minutes before the end.
With this victory, they remained undefeated after first round, as the team has victory and two draws. Coach was happy with their first victory, but also said that he is concerned with the ease the team concedes goals saying that they were fortunate to score more than they conceded. However, the technician said that they must improve their concentration in next matches, as the most goals conceded came from their own mistakes. Midfielder Deivid (6/0) remains injured, same as defender Leo (5/0), while the coach is expected to field up the same team that won over Ponte Preta last weekend.
Atletico PR will have huge problems getting the second positive result away from home. Hosts are playing well in front of their own fans and have surely showed much more than Atletico, being way closer to get all three points here.