Corinthians sweated, suffered, suffered a little more, but eliminated Estudiantes and secured a place in the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana. In Argentina, Timão was defeated by 1-0 and the confrontation had to be decided on penalties. At the whitewash mark, the alvinegra team had the star of Cássio and another ally: the beam.
Six balls on the crossbar. That was the number of times Estudiantes hit the Corinthians post, four in normal time and two in penalties. As mentioned, in addition to luck, the club from Parque São Jorge was able to count on a wall on the field. Cássio took everything, including a penalty, and put Timão in the next phase of the Sudamericana.
The Corinthian fans, who were apprehensive and irritated with the team’s poor performance on the field, breathed a sigh of relief and opened a smile from ear to ear after the definition at the whitewash mark. Cássio and she, the goalpost, were obviously the two most acclaimed characters by alvinegros on social networks. Check out some reactions:
Argentinians fuck ****, we bought the beam from their stadium kkkkkkkkkk pic.twitter.com/JiIFGsUbGV
— . (@oantonlojr) August 30, 2023
Cássio Roberto Ramos, simply.
His sanctity is greater than the shit Luxembourg does. pic.twitter.com/91tYrVGJFx
— Guilhermeˢᶜᶜᵖ (@Guiilherme250) August 30, 2023
SANTA TRAVE, SÃO JORGE AND SÃO CÁSSIO.
— bernardi (@mbernardi23) August 30, 2023
Who will Corinthians face in the semifinal?
After a lot of suffering and good doses of apprehension, Corinthians is in the semifinal of the Copa Sudamericana. And it is known that Timão’s opponent will be a Brazilian team. That’s because Fortaleza x América-MG face each other on the other side of the key and compete for the other vacancy.
In the first leg, played in Belo Horizonte, Leão do Pici won and beat Coelho by 3 to 1. The return match is scheduled for this Thursday (31), at 7 pm (Brasília time), in Castelao Arena.
The Corinthians campaign in Sudamericana
Corinthians is in the Copa Sudamericana thanks to its campaign in the Libertadores. Third in Group E, Timão ended up ‘relegated’ to the other tournament. His first challenge at Sula was to eliminate Universitario, from Peru. With two wins (1 to 0 and 2 to 1), the Luxembourg team had no fears.
In the round of 16, the break was tougher. Against Newell’s Old Boys, Alvinegro won the first leg 2-1 at the Neo Química Arena. In the return match, held in Argentina, they drew 0-0.
Last but not least, in the quarterfinals Corinthians faced Estudiantes. With a 1-0 victory for each side, the decision went to penalties, and the rest is history. Cassio and the beam decided.
Corinthians next games
- Corinthians x Palmeiras – Brazilian Championship – Neo Química Arena – Sunday (3/9), at 4 pm (Brasília time);
- Fortaleza x Corinthians – Brazilian Championship – Arena Castelão – Thursday (9/14), at 7 pm (Brasília time);
- Corinthians x Grêmio – Brazilian Championship – Neo Química Arena – Monday (9/18), at 9 pm (Brasília time)