Corinthians secured qualification for the Paulista Championship semi-finals on Thursday, defeating Guarani on penalties at the New Coimica Arena. As usual after victories, the club released behind-the-scenes photos of the match, from the changing rooms to the garden of the Timão Stadium.
The Corinthians standings were also driven by the roughly 40,000 fans present in the ring. By the way, the ecstasy in the stadium was very well reported in the video posted on Friday by Corinthian TV.
Another interesting passage is also found in a moment of joy on the side of Corinth. Striker Junior Moraes, who made his debut for the club precisely in the match in question, appears resplendent in the video, celebrating Corinthians’ classification in the state championship – See full below.
Corinthians’ classification was guaranteed only in the seventh penalty charged by Guarani, which was defended by goalkeeper Cassio. Timão No. 12 praised the team’s match and the importance of qualifying for the semi-finals.
“Happy. I think it’s the soul. We played a good game, tried to attack, unfortunately we got a draw. Ranking is important, we had to get the result to make the decision at home, but it’s a semi-final. “We are playing a great match there and we are guaranteed to qualify,” said the goalkeeper.
Look at the semi-finals!
Renato Augusto was one of the most prominent figures in Corinthians in the victory over Guarani. A fine performance in the 90 minutes, Timão’s 8 jersey has also turned his charge into criminal disputes and is already showing Corinthians next game.
“We have a little time to rest, use these two days to rest as much as possible. It was an important classification. Like I said, it’s time to rest and get ready for Sunday,” said the midfielder.
Defender of the game!
Timao scored his only goal in regular time from a corner kick with a beautiful header from defender Gil. The defender celebrated the classification, but lamented that the semi-finals will be held outside the Corinthians fields.
Getting to the Paulista semi-finals is the goal of all of us. Of course, things didn’t go the way we wanted, we looked for the two goals to decide at home, but now it’s peace of mindTake advantage of the two days to correct a few things and play a great game on Sunday,” Gill thought.
Focus on Sunday!
Timão is now back on the field on Sunday, looking for a place in the Paulista Championship final. The contender will be Sao Paulo, in Morumbi, at 4 p.m.
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