Decisive against Bahia, Cazares completes 150 games with the Atlântico shirt


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The midfielder Juan Cazares completed on Saturday 150 games with the Atlântico shirt. He scored the winning goal over Bahia, 1-0, in Independence, for the 35th round of the Brazilian Championship. In the first half of the second half of the second half, the Ecuadorian player received assistance from Colombian Char, who settled the ball in the penalty area and kicked in the left corner of goalkeeper Douglas Friedrich's goal (see video below).

Besides the goal, Cazares called the responsibility in the construction of plays and was valve of escape of the team in moments of hard marking of Bahia. According to Footstats, the shirt 10 was in the second position in the ground possession of ball in the Rooster team. He spent 5.7% of the game time with the round under the feet, below only the right-back Patric, with a rate of 7.21%.

"I always want to do my best. Sometimes it does not happen the way I want to, but I always try to run, to do something and help my teammates. Today we won, so I'm happy, "the midfielder said in an interview with the channel Premiere After the match.

Thanks to the goal of Cazares, the Atlântico maintained the sixth place in the Brazilian, now with 53 points, behind the seventh, Atltico-PR. If he continues in this position, the Albirroja team will secure a place in the preliminary phase of the 2019 Copa Libertadores. The Ecuadorian secured maximum concentration in the last duels, against Internacional (outside), Santos (outside) and Botafogo (home). "There are three games remaining. Let's give the life to look for the vacancy in the Liberators ".

At the age of 26, Cazares was the third foreigner to wear the Atlântico shirt, below only Benito Fantoni (185) and Uruguayan Cincunegui (194). Juani, as the midfielder known, is in second place among the gringos with more goals for the club. With 27 goals, he only loses for striker Lucas Pratto, who scored 42.