a Corinthians crushed Santos 4-0This Wednesday, in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Moments before the match, Timão confirmed the absences to the duel at the Neo Química Arena.
The club confirmed that midfielder Renato Augusto was feeling discomfort in his calf. Besides him, other names such as Junior Moraes and Rafael Ramos were not available to coach Vitor Pereira. The coach explained at a press conference the situation of the athletes.
“Renato had a problem, probably as a result of the Atlético Paranaense pitch. Willian also came with several complaints, Vitor Pereira said, and thus was disqualified in the previous match.
“Junior (Morais) has been recovering from a problem he has been studying. Not yet redeemed for access to this game. Rafael (Ramos) did not have a holiday. He played a full league in Portugal and got here already playing. That means he’s piled on games and heavier on his muscles and we have to be careful with him. It was for management’s sake that we left him today‘ added the coach.
In addition to the trio mentioned by the Portuguese coach, other players also completed the list of absences from Timão. Defender Gil, midfielder Maicon and striker Gustavo Mosquito were also absent from the game.
Gill felt pain after the duel against Goias and tests showed a hamstring injury to the right thigh. Mosquitoes, previously misappropriated by Covid-19, now suffer from tendinitis. Maycon is the only known absence: the midfielder has an injury to the adductor muscle in his right thigh.
Corinth returns to the field next Saturday. The team will host Santos again at the New Coimica Arena. This time, the classic events are taking place in the Brazilian Championship. The match starts at 19:00.
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