Corinthians’ main target was a striker centre, Edinson Cavani already has experience facing some players from Timão’s current squad in his career. However, one pass that attracted a lot of attention occurred when he and goalkeeper Cassio were still playing in the Under-20 Championships..
In 2007, the current Manchester United striker was leading Uruguay in the South American Championship of the category, while the current number 12 of Brazil goalkeeper Timao was in the dispute, which was held in Paraguay. The big name of this team was, in theory, Alexandre Pato, the recent world champion in the Internacional jersey.
In the duel between the two teams, for the last stage of the competition, Brazil managed to excel a lot and opened 3-0 in the first half, scoring goals by David Braz, Pato and Kagelmacher (against). Uruguay, who reversed Argentina 1-3 days ago, had a chance to fall back at the start of the final stage.
Martin Caceres knocked out the Brazilian Eliseo inside the area and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Cavani straightened the ball to take the penalty kick and shot with low power, but ended up stopping in a superb defense by Corinthians Archer (see video).
Cavani x Cássio – South American Sub-20 2007 (Fagner Special)
Will we see more of this in Corinthian training in 2022? pic.twitter.com/GWo24hzUal
– Tomás Rosolino (@TomasRosolino) December 31, 2021
However, it wasn’t all bad for Cavani that night. In the final, in a beautiful singles play, he cleared two opponents and hit the left flank, from outside the area, defeating Cassio to score the Uruguayan’s goal honorary. The two still interacted amicably, with the goalkeeper handing the ball to the striker after the goal.
In addition to Cássio, Fagner was present in this dispute, playing at right-back in the match and even participating in Kagelmacher’s own goal, from which he knocked out the cross. Willian was the first-team player on that team, but did not play in the match due to being suspended for accumulating yellow cards.
And what about negotiations? The sports agent said on Friday That there has been no suggestion from Corinth so far, just a conversation about their interest in receiving him next season.
“We don’t know anything yet. Honestly, I can’t say much. But I saw the news in the press. We are not talking about salary. Just take care of Eddie‘,” said Walter Guglielmouni, Cavani’s brother and agent, to uol sports.
Walter also asked the media about the possible salary offered by Parque São Jorge. After that he replied, laughing: “Whew.”
See more at: Cssio, Fagner, Willian, Corinthians Base, Corinthians History, Mercado da Bola.
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