Boa fell to their first defeat in 9 games and the winning streak is ended in a narrow defeat.
It will be a tough one for Boa fans to take because Boa were a man up for over an hour and still managed to lose the game.
The loss now put's Boa under pressure to qualify from the 2nd period in the Campeonato Mineiro (Minas Gerais Championship)
The only statistics where Boa were dominant were fouls, offsides and yellow cards
There were many average performances on the Boa side.
In contrast Cruzeiro out played Boa with a man less and their Uruguayan star man deservedly got the man of the match.
Press: You managed to lose a game when you had the extra man for more then 60 minutes!
Yes, I am aware of that.
But when the opposition have players like the class of Giorgian de Arracaeta anything is possible.
Giorgian de Arracaeta (AMRC)
The Uruguayan was involved in both Cruzeiro goals and almost single-handedly won the game for Cruzeiro against the odds.
But I was disappointed in my players in not making the numerical advantage show on the pitch.
It has to be one of the most disappointing performances in my time at the club.
Do you feel you should share some of the responsibility?
You started Renato (FC) in midfield in a pressure game.
A very difficult situation for a young inexperienced player to handle.
You left you captain Gelmin Rivas on the bench, arguably your most important player!
Why was he not brought on as a substitute?
Gelmin Rivas (SC)
In hindsight there may have been errors on my part.
I wanted to see how Renato (FC) would perform in a pressure game form the start.
He has produced as a sub. I felt it was right to give him a start.
I am the manager and I have to stand by my decisions.
I thought the change in formation in the second half, would be more suited to substitutes I brought on, other then Rivas (SC)
But, the change in formation to the 'A árvore de talento (The talent tree) resulted in the lost of the game.
Cruzeiro scored the winner a minute later with their 10 men!
As I said, I have to accept some responsibility.
But, I felt some of the players let themselves down today and they know who they are.
To lose a game when a man up for almost an hour is unforgivable,
It is even worse when there are so few shots on target.
Two shots on goal in the entire game is not good enough.
Some of the players need to look at themselves.
Maybe some feel they have already 'made it' and are 'big time' after recent successes.
But, that is the wrong attitude to have