Cruzeiro to rest Dagoberto for Atletico Mineiro game this SundayDagoberto joined Cruzeiro from Internacional in 2013
Cruzeiro have decided to rest striker Dagoberto for this weekend's Brasileirao game with Atletico Mineiro in order to make sure of his optimum fitness for next week's crucial Copa Libertadores quarter final second leg with San Lorenzo.
The Argentine side will be defending a narrow 1-0 lead from the first leg and Brazilain champions Cruzeiro don't want to run the risk of an injury to their forward prior to the game.
Team doctor Sergio Feire Junior told reporters: "Dagoberto complained of a muscle injury in the adductor muscle of the right thigh."
"Given the importance of the game next Wednesday, we decided to leave him out of the match this Sunday so he has more time to recover and train, bringing together his best conditions for the start of the Libertadores."