Well, every Brazilian who likes football, at some point, playing video games, imagined himself in charge of a team, and hiring the best players for his team. That way, winning titles, rising from divisions and making history. And Coritiba has been tracing this path, moving, and a lot for the transfer market.
After announcing the Algerian striker Slimani and the Greek defensive midfielder Andreas Samaris, Coritiba closed the hiring of another foreigner to compose its squad. Spaniard Jesé Rodríguez, who until recently defended the colors of Real Madrid.
And of course, with the amount of international signings made by Coxa, internet users wasted no time and made a comparison of the recent activities of the Paraná board, with Brazilian gamers, whose main practice was the mass hiring of European players.
Coritiba put on a sequence of Slimani, Samaris and Jesé Rodriguez
— lucas (@LuucasRM_) September 6, 2023
Out of nowhere Jese Rodriguez no thigh kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
— ⓟorco (@edf_edu) September 6, 2023
Coritiba fans give a pinprick in new reinforcement
Born in Las Palmas, Jesé Rodrígues began his career at Real Madrid’s youth team in 2010. After six seasons, the player was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain, and later accumulated spells at several other teams on the old continent, such as Stoke City , Betis, Sporting, Las Palmas, Akaragücü and Sampdoria.
Versatile player who can act as a center forward, and also as a pointer, his main characteristic is speed. Despite playing in the offensive sector, throughout his career, the player was never characterized by scoring many goals.
Over the course of 341 games as a professional, the Spaniard scored 79 goals, in addition to providing 48 assists in this period. Due to his performance, fans on the internet compared him with another very fast player, but who had some difficulty when it came to scoring, winger Maykon Leite, who played for Palmeiras between 2010 and 2015.
Maikon Leite who speaks
—ferr (@fernandoferrej) September 6, 2023
jesé rodriguez in series b next year, it’s going to be beautiful
— Cynthia (@Cinti4soler) September 6, 2023
What is the situation of Coritiba in the Brazilian Championship?
Coxa is the bottom of the Brasileirão with 14 points, and is eight away from the 16th place, which at the moment is Bahia. After going four games without losing, with a sequence of three wins and a draw, the team from Paraná accumulates five consecutive defeats.
To try to alleviate this situation, increase revenues and leave the Z4, Coritiba’s board invested heavily in hiring these Europeans, who knows, who knows, to be able to recover and remain in Série A.
There are 17 rounds left in the competition, and the team will have at least a full week of work until the next round. With the games of the Brazilian National Team in the Qualifiers for the World Cup, the Brazilian Championship will be paralyzed.
Coritiba returns to the field on September 14, against Bahia, in a direct confrontation against the relegation zone. The game takes place in the capital of Paraná, and is scheduled to take place at 20:00 (Brasília time).
How many points does Coritiba need to score to escape relegation?
The average of points to definitely get rid of the risk of falling to Serie B usually ranges from 43 to 45 points. This number was a little different last season, for example. The 16th place was Cuiabá, which with 41 points remained in the elite of Brazilian football.
If we assume that the Coritiba team needs the same score as last season to escape, then it will be necessary for Coxa to add 27 more points in 17 games, that is, to win at least nine more matches.
Coritiba is the team that won the least in the 2023 edition of the Brazilian Championship. In 27 games, the team from Paraná only won three, and needs to do much more to try to escape an almost certain relegation this year.
Coritiba’s next matches
Coritiba x Bahia, Brasileirão Série A, Curitiba-PR – September 14 (Thursday), 7 pm (Brasília time).
Vasco x Coritiba, Brasileirão Série A, Rio de Janeiro-RJ – September 19 (Tuesday) 19h (Brasília time).