The quarter-final clash between Bahia and Gremio will open the Copa do Brasil, starting at 9pm (Brasilia time) on July 4, Tuesday, at Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador. On Thursday (15), the Brazilian Football Confederation announced that the other three matches will be played the next day.
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The debates will open on July 5 at 7:30 pm, with the derby match between Sao Paulo and Palmeiras taking place at Morumbi Stadium. On the same day, but starting at 9:30 pm, América-MG receives Corinthians in Independencia, while Flamengo meets Atlético PR in the Maracana.
The return matches will take place on July 12, with Grêmio and Bahia, starting at 7pm in Porto Alegre, Corinthians and América-MG, in Neo Química Arena at 9:30pm, and Athletico-PR and Flamengo, in Arena. da Baixada from 21:30. On the 13th, Palmeiras and Sao Paulo will compete in the Classic from 8 pm at Allianz Parque.
The Copa do Brasil quarter-final matches feature a choc-re, as the derby between São Paulo and Palmeiras is known. He conducted the draw for the confrontations and arranged the competition until the title decision on Tuesday (6), at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), in Rio de Janeiro. Return flights are scheduled for the first two weeks of July. Dates and times have not been announced.
It is the second edition in a row that the tricolor and alphavirdis will face each other. Last year, the Paulistas faced each other in the Round of 16. Morumbi won on penalties after each team won one of the matches. As in 2022, Palmeiras will host the second leg at Allianz Parque.
Whoever leads Choque-Rei may have another classic ahead of him, because the switch put the winner of Sao Paulo and Palmeiras in the way of Corinthians or América-MG. In 2020, the two teams competed in the round of 16, with Coelho taking his place on penalties. In contrast to that occasion, Timão will be the host in the second leg.
On the other hand, Flamengo and Atlético-PR will be rivals for the fifth year in a row. Each team qualified twice, with Hurricane advancing in 2019 (Quarterfinals) and 2021 (Semifinals) and passing Robro Negro Carioca in 2020 (Eighth) and 2022 (Quarterfinals). This time, the people from Paraná will play the second duel at home, in Arena da Baixada.
The seed in the confrontation between the red and the black will have challenger passes from Grêmio and Bahia. The Tricolor meet again in the Copa do Brasil four years after securing a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. In 2019, the Gauchos advanced by drawing home and winning in Salvador. In 2023, the return will be at the Gremista Arena, in Porto Alegre.
The Brazilian Cup champion, if he starts his way in the first stage (Grêmio, Bahia and América-MG), he will have collected more than R$ 90 million in trophies. If the winning team enters the third stage directly, because it is seeded in the Libertadores (Palmeiras, Corinthians, Flamengo and Atlético-PR) or because of the campaign in the last Brazilian championship (Sao Paulo), the accumulated amount will approximately amount to R 89 million dollars.
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