Corinthians - Fluminense:
Tonight at 9:30 pm at Corinthians Arena the great meeting of South American Corinthians-Fluminense Cup is staged.
Corinthians stadium is new, modern built specifically for the world championship, this evening it will be sold out, until yesterday 30,000 tickets had already been sold.
Transition to the semi-finals is at stake, in this competition Brazilian teams are the protagonists given that most likely the first semi-finalist will be Atletico Mineiro who beat Colombian Equidad 2-1 in Brazil.
Cirinthians is confirmed as one of the best teams in Brazil.
Corinthians and Fluminense begin to decide on a place in the semi-final of the tournament.
The first match will be played at Timão Arena, in Itaquera, and the return match will be played at Maracanã, next Thursday.
Corinthians eliminated Uruguay's Montevideo Wanderers and in the last 16 years, they have remained unbeaten since America's Cup began.
Fluminense arrives here after having in turn eliminated Uruguayans from Penarol.
Fluminense unlike Corinthians who are fighting for a place in the Libertadores Cup, after the previous sensational defeat against CSA for 0-1, is in crisis and exempted his coach Fernando Diniz, last Monday.
Oswaldo de Oliveira, has taken his place, but it is important to know that he will not debut tonight, so Fluminense is playing without a coach, the temporary guide will be the assistant Marcão, the reserve coach.
Those who advance to the South American Cup semi-final will receive $ 800,000 in cash prizes, about $ 3.2 million at the current price.
Despite having played against Botafogo last Saturday, offering one of his best performances of the season, Timão takes the field with the best training.
Goalkeeper Cássio and left-back Danilo Avelar, suspended in Brazilian's last round, return to the squad and will be holders tonight, another change will be on the left wing, where Clayson takes over from Everaldo, who cannot play in Cup South American.
The only doubt is in attack:
The main question is in the attack.
Boselli arrives in good time, but, in an interview last Wednesday, the coach indicated that the owner will be Vagner Love.
Cassio, Danilo Avelar, Gil, Manoel, Fagner, Junior Urso, Gabriel, Clayson, Mateus Vital, Pedrinho, Vagner Love.
There are no absences, Everaldo and Bruno Méndez (registered in the South American Cup by other clubs), cannot play with Corinthians.
Marcão, temporary coach of the Flu, takes the team in a crisis situation, with weight of bad results and entry into the relegation zone in the Brazilian championship.
Tricolor tries to forget the last matches of the national championship to return to win in the South American Cup, but his task will be very or complex, facing Corinthians fort at the Corinthians Arena.
Technician Marcão will be forced to make many changes in the formation.
On Wednesday he coached the team and received advice from Oswaldo de Oliveira, the first coach to replace Diniz.
He tried midfielder Nenê instead of striker João Pedro in the initial line-up to give the team more experience.
Accidents will be the real problem.
Defender Digão, team captain, tries to recover from the injury, he has calf pain.
Saved from all this week's training, he traveled with the cast.
If he is unable to play, the holder will be Frazan.
But the list of injuries remains long:
Brenner (Forward), Ewandro (Midfielder), William, Kelvin, Leo Artur, Miguel, Yuri, (not registered for this competition), Rodolfo (Goalkeeper, unregistered, excluded for doping), Calegari (unregistered and injured, cause of knee pain), Matheus Ferraz (injured, operated on the knee) and Pedro (injured, muscle injury).
Muriel, Caio Henrique, Digao or Frazzan Nino, Igor Juliao, Allan, Daniel, Ganso, Marcos Paulo, Nené, Yoni Gonzalez.
Fluminense arrives at Corinthians Arena, full of Juventus fans, at the worst moment of its season, with a team decimated by absences, the goal of Flu at this moment is to maintain the category, you can't think of getting a good result tonight after Brasilerao last round they lost at home to one of the worst teams in the competition, CSA, Timao shows the best line-up, with a single purpose:
Win and pass the turn, then go to quiet Maracanà, for these reasons I am sure that tonight Timao will win.