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Analysis: Corinthians are trying to repeat an idea that worked on Wednesday, but it went badly before a new decision was made |  Corinthians

Analysis: Corinthians are trying to repeat an idea that worked on Wednesday, but it went badly before a new decision was made | Corinthians

América-MG 2 x 0 Corinthians – Highlights – Round 9 of the 2023 Brazil Championship

The comeback against Atlético MG in the knockout round filled Timao with confidence to continue the reaction with Vanderlei Luxemburgo. And since the team is still fighting in the second half of Brazil, the coach decided to repeat a good part of the team in Independencia.

Luxembourg in America – MG vs Corinthians – Photo: Rodrigo Coca / Ag.Corinthians

With the match against Independiente del Valle next Wednesday, by CONMEBOL Libertadores, many thought Luxa would use a mixed team against America-MG. But he ended up only getting three players out: Gil, Moein embezzlement due to suspension, as well as Matheus Bedu and Renato Augusto.

According to the coach, the two had conditions to play, but there was concern, as the left back showed discomfort in fibrosis due to an already healed thigh injury, while the midfielder returned from the injury and was in good shape. The starting lineup against Gallo.

Without two major points in the win over Gallo, the Corinthians He kept the idea of ​​playing with three defenders and was defensive security for much of the game, but it left something to be desired with the ball.

See the interview with Vanderlei Luxemburgo, from Corinthians, after the defeat against America-MG

The performance, especially in the first half, was bad offensively, and after the break there was an improvement. But a penalty kick by Caetano, who until then was probably Timão’s best player on the field, changed the course of the match.

América-MG already had a handful of spaces in the 0-0, and from the scoreboard advantage, it just got a lot tougher. Luxemburgo wore Renato Augusto, but the number 8 didn’t go so well. He even made a mistake in the origin of Coelho’s second goal.

The coach said that he kept a good part of the team, because he needs to win the Brazilian championship in which he is Corinthians Not in a comfortable position. However, the team achieved the fifth defeat in five matches as a visitor in the competition.

America-MG x Corinthians – Photo: Gilson Junio/AGIF

Luxa moderated the performance, arguing that a decline was to be expected in the face of all efforts against Atlético-MG. But packing should come back quickly.

On Wednesday, Timão will have another decision, now from Libertadores. To survive the competition, the team will need Bidu and Renato to come back, and do more than duel last Saturday.

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