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After defeat to ABC, Ponte Preta fires coach Pintado


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The Black Bridge announced this Monday (2), the dismissal of coach Pintado. His second spell at the club lasted just over two months, ending after the team suffered a 2-0 defeat to ABC, a result that left the team in 15th place in the Brasileirão Series B, with 33 points, just four above Chapecoense. , which currently occupies 17th position.

The coach could not resist a sequence of more than a month without a victory. The last triumph was on August 25th, against Londrina 1 x 0. Afterwards the team played five games, with three defeats, one of them in the classic against Guarani, and two draws.

Ponte Preta’s focus on continuing in Series B

Macaca is now 20 points behind Guarani, 4th in the competition. Therefore, with eight games remaining until the end of the competition, the team has a remote chance of guaranteeing access and focuses its attention on remaining in the second division of the Brazilian Championship.

Tricky challenge in the next round

Without coach Pintado, Ponte Preta is looking to win again to move away from the relegation zone, but will have a difficult game ahead, as next Monday (9), the team will go to Recife to face Sport, who today occupies second place in the Brasileirão Series.

Furthermore, Leão is on a run of five games without defeat, with two wins and three draws.

The clash that closes the 31st round of the second division of the Brazilian Championship could see Ponte Preta move seven points clear of the relegation zone. On the other hand, a new defeat could leave Macaca just one point behind Z4.

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