Sports Mole previewed Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores clash between Flamengo and Corinthians, including predictions, team news and potential lineups.
second consecutive trip to the semi-finals of copa libertadores is within touching distance for flamengowho hosts Corinthians In the second leg this week in Maracana.
Last season’s runners-up won the opening leg of the tie 2–0, giving Timo his second defeat of the competition.
Since mid-July, Flamengo, which we all hoped for at the start of the season, has appeared in spades, remaining unbeaten in its last eight matches in all competitions.
he has been able to effectively dorival juniorMen to climb to third place in Serie A table under Campeonato Brasileiro after being in danger of early relegation paulo sousa,
The team under Junior has been heavily responsible at the back end, posting six clean sheets in their last eight matches after a 1-0 exit by Corinthians on the road back in July.
Mengao has been dominating at home, winning all four of their matches so far in this tournament, edging out their opponents 15-3 on that stretch.
They have not lost a quarter-final tie at the Libertadores since 2010 and have not finished with a knockout stage tie since 2008 when leading after the opening leg.
Flamengo has fallen behind on only two occasions in this year’s tournament, with the longest spell being 16 minutes before finding an equalizer away from Talares Córdoba on matchday six.
Corinthians have a big task ahead of them as they aim to reverse their luck in this tie and take out a confident team at the moment.
it will be a long job for Vitor PereiraThe K men, who never came out victorious from a knockout tie with the two-time champions of the event, although they were the last team to be excluded from the scoresheet at home, as their own goal. rodinei That was enough to help Corinthians claim three points last month.
Time do Povo has conceded the opening goal in their last two matches, but managed to draw a 1-1 draw against Awai over the weekend and stay three points above Flamengo in the Serie A table.
Scoring the opener in this upcoming match could be crucial to their chances of coming back, as Corinthians have suffered only one defeat in their last nine matches in which they have drawn first blood.
Playing away from home has proved quite challenging for this team, who have won only one of their last seven road matches in all competitions in normal time, failing to score in four of them.
You would have to go back 22 years to find out the last time this club managed to overcome the lack of an early leg in this competition and advance to the next round, 3–2 in the second match against Rosario Central. Took and won after winning back on penalties in 2000. Opening leg with the same score.
Flamengo Copa Libertadores Form:
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Corinthians Copa Libertadores Form:
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Giorgione de Arrascaeta And Gabriel Barbosa Each counted in the opening leg of this tie for Flamengo, santos stopped five shots to take a clean sheet, while Rodney and Joao Gomes Both had assistants.
Barbosa scored another goal in his 2-0 home win over Sao Paulo this weekend lazaro giving home to the winner after only seven minutes, while Pedro tied up with Ronnie, Rafael Navarro And Lucas Johnson With seven in goals in this competition.
Bruno Heinrich And Rodrigo Cao stay away from knee injuries while Diego Alves There is a strain on the waist and don’t expect to come back for at least another week.
77th minute tally from fabian balbuena The Corinthians helped save a point against Awai this weekend, as renato augusto aided in that goal.
macon Libertadores has two goals for them, casio posted five clean sheets, while fagner, giuliano And Raul Gustavo Everyone has a help.
Timo still has to deal with multiple injuries ruan (ACL), luana (hip) and Macon (toe broken), can be knocked out.
Willian and Raul Gustavo has a thigh injury and Carlos Miguelo Will not be available after testing positive for COVID.
Flamengo Possible Starting Lineup:
Santos; Luis, Pereira, Luiz, Rodinei; Maya; Hugo, Ribeiro; de Arrascaeta; Pedro, Barbosa
Corinthians Possible Starting Lineup:
casio; Fagner, Mendez, Balbuena, Piton; Queiroz, Ronnie, Giuliano; Edson, Geddes, Silva
We say: Flamengo 3-0 Corinthians
When the Flamengos are ahead, they look almost unbeatable, while the Corinthians struggle mightily when they are behind, and when you add in how good the Mengaos are at home and how poor Corinthians are on the street, Timo It’s hard to imagine moving on to the next stage. of this tournament.
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