Coach alviverde will save the main players for the return game of the Copa do Brasil decision, against Grêmio, next Sunday
The coach Abel Ferreira kept its promise and will cast an alternative team at the debut of the Palm Trees no Paulista championship, this Wednesday, 03, in front of Corinthians, at 19h (Brasília time), in the Neo Chemistry Arena. Only defender Luan, who was present among the starters who won Grêmio last Sunday, in Porto Alegre, for the first decision game of the Copa do Brasil, should be on the field in the game valid for the second round. Weverton, Marcos Rocha, Mayke, Gustavo Gómez, Kuscevic, Alan Empereur, Matías Viña, Felipe Melo, Zé Rafael, Raphael Veiga, Ron, Wesley, Gabriel Veron and Luiz Adriano have not yet been registered in Paulistão. Everyone is being spared for the second duel by Brazil’s Cup, Sunday, at 6 pm, at Allianz Parque. A draw will guarantee the title for the cast alviverde.
Without the protagonists of the squad in action, Palmeiras can enter the field with the following line-up: Vinicius Silvestre (Jailson); Breno Lopes, Luan, Renan and Victor Luis; Danilo, Gabriel Menino (Esteves) and Gustavo Scarpa; Lucas Lima, Willian and Gabriel Silva. Because of the final in the Copa do Brasil, the directors of Palmeiras tried to postpone the classic, but their request was not granted by the São Paulo Football Federation. Abel Ferreira’s team is in Group C of the State, which has the leadership of Ituano, with three points won. Novorizontino and Red Bull Bragantino add one point each.
Corinthians has Covid-19 outbreak before the derby
This Tuesday, 02, the Corinthians reported that eight athletes and 11 employees tested positive for Covid-19. Among those infected are goalkeepers Cássio and Guilherme, full-backs Fagner and Fábio Santos; defender Raul Gustavo, midfielders Gabriel and Ramiro, as well as striker Cauê. With Walter negotiated with Cuiabá, it is still not possible to know who will take the place in the goal. The possibility of requesting a postponement of the classic with the Paulista Football Federation – FPF, but the alvinegra board went back.