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Matheus Cunha contra Colombia.

Matheus Cunha is counting on few minutes at Atlético. Like all young signing with Simeone, the 22-year-old needs a period of adaptation that he is carrying out without question, and more taking into account the enormous red and white competition up front, multiplied with the arrival of Griezmann, the good moment of João Félix, the resilience of Correa and the indisputable goal of Suárez.

However, Cunha has kept his status in the Brazilian team unshakable. A position up front that was earned thanks to its great role in the Olympic Games, where he scored three goals as a spearhead, one of them in the final against Spain, and it was capital for Brazil to win the gold medal. Since his signing for Atlético, Cunha has become a fixture for Tite, who is not affected by the fact that he is still has not added any title as rojiblanco or that so far only adds 158 minutes.


Cunha, signed from Hertha Berlin for give a replacement to Suárez in front despite the fact that in Germany he had always stood out as second striker, has been scheduled with Brazil in the three lists after their incorporation. A muscle injury that prevented him from being against Barcelona He had separated him from the national team during the last break, but the coach has trusted him again after debut as a scorer against Levante and despite having only added six minutes in the last two league games. Cunha did not get to enter against Valencia in a match that seemed controlled and that was twisted in the discount when Hugo Duro got a double to put the tables on the scoreboard.

And it is that, if something has had Cunha in his little participation with Atlético, it is that the team has usually had a very positive result with him on the field, with a balance of seven goals in favor, one against (Bardhi to equal his own goal) and eight points scored with Cunha on the grass. And with Brazil it happened again. Tite, what had summoned Cunha ahead of Vinicius (the Madrid player ended up on the list due to Firmino’s injury) and players of great international significance, He entered the rojiblanco in the 64th minute of the match against Colombia with 0-0 on the scoreboard. Paquetá managed to break the tie and Brazil certified their qualification for the Qatar World Cup with Cunha on the pitch.

Those 26 minutes against Colombia mean the third game with the most participation of the season for Cunha after the 31 he played against Alavés … and the 65 with Hertha Berlin against Colonia in the first day of the Bundesliga before closing his move to Atlético. However, the 22-year-old footballer is focused on continuing to work to be increasingly important with Simeone. He is aware that every signing takes time to find a hole and that the arrival of Griezmann in the last minute of the market makes his participation difficult, since the French knows all the Cholista lessons by heart. In Brazil they show the confidence they have in him and Cunha wants to transfer it to his club as well, where he has already managed to make his debut as a scorer.

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