The derby between Sao Paulo and Corinthians shakes the Brazilian league
The classic between Sao Paulo and Corinthians will shake up this weekend the twenty-sixth day of the Brazilian Championship, in which Palmeiras seeks to strengthen its leadership against the modest Juventude.
The Sao Paulo of coach Rogério Ceni arrives at the meeting in high spirits after qualifying for the final of the Copa Sudamericana after beating Goianiense on penalties the day before.
The victory in the continental tournament is an incentive for the “Morumbi tricolor”, which has an irregular performance in the Brazilian Championship, in which it occupies the fourteenth position, with 14 points.
One of Sao Paulo’s casualties ahead of the derby will probably be Uruguayan Gabriel Neves, who suffered a knee injury the day before during the match against Goianiense, in which he had a remarkable performance.
Corinthians, already eliminated from the Libertadores, have all their attention focused on this Sunday’s classic, since a victory could help them catch up with Flamengo and reduce the distance that separates them from leader Palmeiras.
The team led by Vítor Pereira is third with 43 points, while the Rio de Janeiro team is in second place with 42 units.
Flamengo will visit Goiás on Sunday, still emotionally hung over after qualifying for the Copa Libertadores final after beating Argentinian Vélez Sarsfield this week at their stronghold, the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Flamengo will face Athletico Paranaense in the final in Guayaquil, but they must first do their homework at home, since they have clear options to aspire to the Brazilian title.
Matches of the twenty-sixth day:
– Saturday: International-Cuiabá, Ceará-Santos, Fluminense-Fortaleza, Palmeiras- Juventude.
– Sunday: Botafogo-America, Avaí-Athlético Paranaense, Sao Paulo-Corinthians, Coritiba-Goianiense, Goiás-Flamengo.