Raposa, who was punished with the loss of three men, managed to reduce the penalty to just one game without fans, which will be played in Serie B

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Cruzeiro got a boost for the Series B 2020 dispute, amid so much bad news. Raposa had its sentence reduced by the Full Court of Sports Justice, in a meeting held on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 26.

The team from Minas Gerais had been punished with the loss of three field men with gates closed by the incidents in the game against CSA, by the Brazilian of 2019. With the new decision, Cruzeiro will have to pay only one game with closed gates in Series B.

The duel against CSA generated a lot of confusion, after Raposa was defeated and still missed a penalty in the game, wasted by Thiago Neves- (Photo: Doug Patrício / Fotoarena / Lancepress!)

The duel against CSA generated a lot of confusion, after Raposa was defeated and still missed a penalty in the game, wasted by Thiago Neves- (Photo: Doug Patrício / Fotoarena / Lancepress!)

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The new penalty also benefited the starred team, as the punishment will only be served when the games can have an audience, that is: only after the new coronavirus pandemic. If football returns, it is unlikely that he will be allowed to open the stadium to the fans. Therefore, the penalty would not make sense at this point.

– This loss with closed gates would only make sense if it is applied after the social isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic, since the competition should return without the presence of fans, – said Mauro Marcelo de Lima e Silva, the case’s rapporteur.

The victory in this case of CSA is one of three that Raposa fights to avoid further damage to the club’s right to play at home: Cruzeiro was also punished for incidents in the classic against Atlético-MG, losing a field command, and against Palmeiras, with the loss of three players. In both cases, Cruzeiro will still appeal against the initial decisions, also in the Full Court of the STJD.

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