Analysis: Corinthians disappoints after “pre-season”, creates little and makes defensive mistakes | corinthians

Analysis: Corinthians disappoints after “pre-season”, creates little and makes defensive mistakes | corinthians
Analysis: Corinthians disappoints after “pre-season”, creates little and makes defensive mistakes | corinthians
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Even against a limited opponent, in a practically empty stadium, Corinthians had enormous difficulty creating, made silly mistakes and even ran the risk of being defeated – Racing had a goal disallowed due to a millimeter offside.

Once again, coach António Oliveira bet on the formation with Pedro Raul and Yuri Alberto playing together, with the number 9 open on the right side. Although he is the team’s top scorer this season, Romero remained on the bench.

The strategy didn’t work, but it can’t be said that this necessarily happened due to the presence of the two attackers. There was a lack of quality in the ball output, with Raniele doing the simple thing and Breno Bidon not being very involved.

Rodrigo Garro was the main escape valve, despite the number 10’s below-average first half. One of Corinthians’ best chances in the first half came from a great throw from him to Yuri Alberto, who controlled poorly and shot over the goalkeeper.

1 of 2 Rodrigo Garro in Racing x Corinthians in the South American Championship — Photo: Agência Corinthians
Rodrigo Garro in Racing x Corinthians in the Sul-Americana — Photo: Agência Corinthians

There were rare moments when the team managed to bring players closer to the side of the field to create triangulations.

Meanwhile, in defense, Félix Torres and Gustavo Henrique were scared with silly mistakes.

After the break, António Oliveira tried to offer more offensive alternatives to the team with the entry of Matheus Bidu in place of Hugo. However, the improvement (albeit modest) only came with the following substitutions: the arrivals of Romero and Fausto Vera.

2 of 2 António Oliveira in Racing x Corinthians for the Copa Sudamericana — Photo: Agência Corinthians
António Oliveira in Racing x Corinthians for the Copa Sudamericana — Photo: Agência Corinthians

Raniele was dropped back into defense, and Corinthians managed to be a little faster and more vertical when releasing the ball.

At 23, after winning two tackles, the Paraguayan sent Garro forward, and the Argentine crossed to the head of Yuri Alberto, who opened the scoring.

Timão, however, was unable to control the game or take advantage of the advantage to explore counterattacks. 11 minutes later, Racing equalized, but had the goal disallowed for a millimeter offside.

António tried to increase the team’s stature and reinforce the defensive system by placing Cacá in Bidon’s place. However, two minutes later, in a move in which Raniele did not cut and the defender who had just entered was slow to react, the Uruguayans did not forgive. Corinthians cannot complain that the score was unfair.

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Although they have been unbeaten for five games and have good numbers with António Oliveira, the team does not have confidence on the eve of the start of the Brasileirão. The black and white squad has obvious limitations, but it can play more than it did in Montevideo – and this has already been seen at other times this year.

A better performance was expected after the “pre-season”, but it is too early to draw conclusions. The return of Maycon and Igor Coronado could give an important creative gain to Corinthians, who need to respond next Tuesday, against Nacional-PAR, in Itaquera.

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