At the premiere of BrasileiraoO Corinthians one postponed cruise by 2 against 1, this Sunday (16), at the Neo Quimica Arena, for the 1st round of the competition.
The boy Matheus AraúJo and Róger Guedes were marked for Timão. Oliveira took advantage of Raposa, who suffered his first loss just after returning to the top flight, after 3 years in the B-series
The 1st half took place without great emotions in Itaquera. The Celeste team had more ball possession, but were only put in danger by Bruno Rodrigues’ bike attempt at 11 o’clock. The São Paulo team, on the other hand, scared the shot from outside the box by Matheus Bidu, who found himself defended by Rafael, at 11 o’clock, and in the header near the post by Gil , at 16 years old.
Before the break, Corinthians still lost Giuliano. The midfielder was shot in the left eye, received medical treatment but was unable to stay on the pitch and was replaced by 39-year-old youngster Matheus Araújo.
In the 2nd half, Fox dictated the pace of the game. At 9, Bruno Rodrigues tried, but stopped at Cássio. The home side responded on 15 minutes, when Fausto Vera stole the ball through the middle and took a chance in the corner, close to Rafael Cabral’s goal.
Until the 23rd, Matheus Araújo countered with Fausto Vera and finished with a cross to make it 1-0 for Corinthians. It was the boy’s first professional career in Timão.
After taking the lead, Timão kept pressing and the only reason they didn’t make the second right after was because Rafael Cabral defended Yuri Alberto’s header with his leg.
At 42 minutes, Róger Guedes took advantage of Rafael Cabral’s rebound off Gil’s header to make it 2-0. The but was sent to VAR due to a possible offside by the Corinthian defender, but ended up being confirmed by the referee.
Already in the additions, Oliveira, by a header, fell for Cruzeiro.
Reunion with Ronaldo Fenomeno
Even before the ball rolled, Corinthians paid tribute to Ronaldo Fenomeno. The property of SAF do Cruzeiro and the idol of Timão, assistant of the Neo Química Arena and received from the hands of Duílio Monteiro Alves, the president of Corinthians, the club’s new shirt, launching last week.
The former striker, now majority partner of Raposa, won the Paulista Championship it’s up to Brazil Cup 2009 by the Sao Jorge Park team.
Corinthians: 6th place, with 3 points
Cruzeiro: 14th place, unmarked
Upcoming Corinthians matches:
Argentinian juniors (C) – 04/19, 9:30 p.m. – CONMEBOL Libertadores
Goias (F) – 04/23, 7 p.m. – Brazil Championship
Remo (C) – 04/26, 9:30 p.m. – Brazil Cup
Next matches of Cruzeiro:
guild (C) – 04/22, 9 p.m. – Brazil Championship
nautical (C) – 04/25, 7 p.m. – Brazil Cup
Red Bull Bragantino (F) – 04/29 – Brazil Championship