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Paulinho opens the Mineiro Stadium and makes history with two goals

Paulinho opens the Mineiro Stadium and makes history with two goals

Olympic gold medalist Paulinho made history this Sunday by scoring twice in the Arena MRV opening gamethe stadium of the Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro, which allowed the team from Belo Horizonte to beat Santos 2-0 in the twenty-first round of the Brazilian championship.

Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filhothe 23-year-old winger, who returned to Brazil this year after five seasons at German club Bayer Leverkusen, he was the big star of the game in which Mineiro, one of Brazil’s great clubs, finally inaugurated its own stadium.

Paulinho, character of the Brazilian team that won gold at the Tokyo Olympics, opened the stadium with a great goal in the first half of the game after receiving a back heel pass from the Hulk and he completed Mineiro’s party with a header in the second half.

Despite the historic day, the victory and the fact that the fans of the Belo Horizonte team took over their new home, The party was overshadowed by the referee’s decision to suspend the game for the time being due to the poor condition of the turf in the new stadium.

Those in charge of the field had to step in Make some improvements to one of the objectives.

The two goals allowed Paulinho to score seven goals in the league Seventh place among goalscorers and Mineiro move up to eighth place overall, with 30 points but 21 points behind leader Botafogo.

Built in California, a neighborhood near Contagem, one of the most important communities in the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area, the MRV will enable Atlético Stop paying the rent for the Mineirão World Cup stadiumuntil now his stronghold.

The stadium costs 1,080 million reais (approx. $220.4 million) and seats 44,892 viewers.

The inauguration of the stadium rounded off the party started by Mineiro on Fridaywhen the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) recognized him as the 1937 Brazilian champion, bringing him to three championship titles in his showcases (1937, 1971 and 2021).

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