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Clássico Mineiro

Summary
The Atlético Mineiro–Cruzeiro rivalry, known as the Clássico Mineiro ("Mineiro Derby") is an association football rivalry between Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro from Belo Horizonte. It is one of the fiercest in Brazilian and South American football. History Atlético was founded in the early years of the 20th Century, on March 25, 1908. Cruzeiro was founded 13 years later, on January 2, 1921, among the Belo Horizonte's Italian community, with the name Palestra Italia. In 1942, because of the enmity between Brazil and Italy in the World War II, Palestra had to change the name to Cruzeiro. The first encounter between the two took place on April 17, 1921, with Palestra winning by 3–0. The first championship game between the two took place on May 15, 1921, Atlético winning by 2–1. Atlético and Cruzeiro star in one of the greatest rivalries in the world. The two clubs from Belo Horizonte monopolize the Campeonato Mineiro, and have clashed in decisive matches in the Brasileirão,
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