He opened the stadium with a great goal after receiving a backheel pass from Hulk
The party was overshadowed by the referee’s decision to provisionally suspend the match
Olympic champion Paulinho made history this Sunday by scoring two goals in the opening match of the Arena MRVthe stadium of the Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro, which allowed the Belo Horizonte team to beat Santos 2-0 for the twenty-first matchday 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 the great clubs in Brazil, finally inaugurated its own stadium.
Paulinho, figure of the Brazilian team that won gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games, He opened the stadium with a great goal in the first half of the game after receiving a backheel pass from Hulk and completed Mineiro’s party in the second half with a header.
Despite the historic day, the victory and the fans of the Belo Horizonte team taking over their new home, The party was overshadowed by the referee’s decision to provisionally suspend the match due to the poor condition of the grass in the new stadium.
Those responsible for the field had to enter to make some patches on one of the goals.
The two goals allowed Paulinho to complete seven in the League and rank in seventh place among scorers and Mineiro rise to eighth position in the standings, with 30 points but 21 points behind leader Botafogo.
The MRV built in California, a neighborhood close to Contagem, one of the main municipalities of the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area, will allow Atlético stop paying for the rent of the Mineirao World Cup stadiumuntil now his fortress.
The stadium cost 1,080 million reais (about 220.4 million dollars) and has capacity for 44,892 spectators.
The inauguration of the stadium completed the party started by Mineiro on Fridaywhen the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) recognized him as the Brazilian champion of 1937, so he can now display three League titles in his showcases (1937, 1971 and 2021).