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The 2018 Campeonato Mineiro was the 104th season of Mineiro's top professional football league. The competition began on January 17 and ended on April 8. Atlético was the defending champions but was beaten in the final by its longtime rival Cruzeiro, that conquered its 37th title and became the defending champions.

Campeonato Mineiro
2018 Campeonato Mineiro's Logo.jpg
Season2018
ChampionsCruzeiro
RelegatedDemocrata
Uberlândia
Matches played76
Goals scored164 (2.16 per match)
Top goalscorerAylon
Ricardo Oliveira (6 goals)
Average attendance5 258,6
2017
2019

FormatEdit

First stageEdit

The 2018 Módulo I first stage was played by 12 clubs in a single round-robin, with all teams playing each other once. The eight best-placed teams qualified for the final stage and the last two teams were relegated to the 2019 Módulo II.

The league also selects Minas Gerais's representatives in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D and the Copa do Brasil. The two best placed teams not already qualified to the 2018 seasons of the Série A, Série B or Série C, earns the spots to the 2018 Série D. The three best-placed teams qualify for the 2019 Copa do Brasil.

Knockout stageEdit

The knockout stage was played between the 8 best-placed teams from the previous stage, with the quarterfinals played in a one-legged tie and the semifinals and finals played in a two-legged tie. The quarterfinals were played necessarily at the best-placed team's home. The first best-placed team played against the eighth best-placed, the second against the seventh and so on. In the semifinals, the best-placed team in the first stage in each contest have the right to choose whether to play its home game in the first or second leg. The best-placed team in the first stage of each contest could win it with two ties.

Participating teamsEdit

First stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cruzeiro 11 9 2 0 20 2 +18 29 Knockout stage
2 América Mineiro 11 6 3 2 14 8 +6 21
3 Atlético Mineiro 11 5 3 3 14 7 +7 18
4 Tupi 11 5 1 5 19 16 +3 16
5 Tombense 11 4 3 4 8 7 +1 15
6 URT 11 4 3 4 12 13 −1 15
7 Boa Esporte 11 4 2 5 5 9 −4 14
8 Patrocinense 11 3 4 4 13 14 −1 13
9 Caldense 11 3 4 4 9 12 −3 13
10 Villa Nova 11 3 2 6 12 16 −4 11
11 Democrata GV 11 3 1 7 12 0 +12 10 2019 Módulo II
12 Uberlândia 11 3 0 8 9 18 −9 9
Updated to match(es) played on 18 January 2018. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
A1 Cruzeiro     2  
A2 Patrocinense     0  
  Cruzeiro 1 2 3  
  Tupi 0 1 1  
B1 Tupi     0 (4)
B2 Tombense     0 (2)  
  Cruzeiro 1 2 3
  Atlético Mineiro 3 0 3
C1 Atlético Mineiro     1  
C2 URT     0  
  Atlético Mineiro 1 2 3
  América Mineiro 0 0 0  
D1 América Mineiro     1
D2 Boa Esporte     0  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Cruzeiro2 - 0Patrocinense
  52'64' Raniel Report
Referee: Ronei Candido Alves (Brazil)

Tupi0 - 0Tombense
Report
Penalties
Tchô  
Kayser  
Rodrigo Dias  
Patrick  
4–2   Everton Galdino
  Theo Kruger
  Natanael de Sa Costa
  Breno Evangelista

América Mineiro1 - 0Boa Esporte
Moura   65' Report
Referee: Emerson de Almeida Ferreira (Brazil)

Atlético Mineiro1 - 0URT
Santos   42' Report
Referee: Jerferson Antonio da Costa (Brazil)

SemifinalsEdit

First legEdit

Tupi0 - 1Cruzeiro
Report Cabral   46'

Atlético Mineiro1 - 0América Mineiro
Cazares   77' Report
Referee: Igor Junio Benevenuto (Brazil)

Second legEdit

Cruzeiro2 - 1Tupi
Neves   17'81' Report Vitor   20'
Referee: Wagner do Nascimento Magalhães (Brazil)

América Mineiro0 - 2Atlético Mineiro
Report Santos   52'
Elias   79'
Referee: Igor Junio Benevenuto (Brazil)

FinalsEdit

First legEdit

Atlético Mineiro3 - 1Cruzeiro
Oliveira   37'45+1'
Adílson   42'
Report De Arrascaeta   83'
Referee: Dewson Fernando Freitas da Silva (Brazil)

Second legEdit

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Artilharia". FMF. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

External linksEdit