Palmeiras wants to keep an almost perfect use in the classics and the San Paolo seeks revenge

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Rivals duel for the first leg of the Copa do Brasil round of 16 this Thursday, in Morumbi

Protagonist of an impressive turn in the last Shock king, Palmeiras meets San Paolo again this Thursday, at 20:00, with the idea of ​​keeping their performances high in the classics in 2022, a year in which they were only surpassed on one occasion by their main rivals. The tricolor team wants to take revenge. The teams still face each other at Morumbi, but this time for the first leg of the first knockout round of the Copa do Brasil.

Palmeiras have a near-perfect performance in the classics this year: 87.5%, the result of seven wins and one setback from eight games. The alviverde team meets the Italian rival for the fifth time in 2022. There are three triumphs for Abel Ferreira’s team and one for the team coached by Rogério Ceni.

Palmeiras want the penta in the Copa do Brasil, tournament they won in 1998, 2012, 2015 and 2020. To go to the second round, they eliminated Juazeirense, from Bahia. The San Paolo seeks its first title in the national competition. In the previous stage he left Juventude along the way.

While Palmeiras have plans to extend their unbeaten run for the season to 20 games, improve their good numbers even more in the season where they were only defeated three times, and return home with a result that makes them comfortable. in deciding to Allianz Parque their place in In the quarter-finals, San Paolo tries to take revenge on the rival who beat them at the last second, for Brasileirão, with two goals in extra time in five minutes. The return duel is scheduled for July 14, at Allianz Parque. There are no away goals as a tiebreaker.

The Copa do Brasil, it is worth remembering, gives the champion a place in the Libertadores and pays the highest prize in national football. Whoever reaches the final and wins, gets R $ 60 million. The final value of the prize depends on how many stages the winner of the tournament participated in and whether he is part of Group 1, 2 or 3. The total can reach R $ 79.5 million, almost R $ 10 million more than in the amount paid to Atlético -MG for the 2021 title.

Changes

Dissatisfied with the turn his team took in extra time, Rogério Ceni has to change formation, and in more areas. He also reported changes due to the physical wear and tear of some athletes.

On the sides, Igor Vinicius and Reinaldo can give way to Rafinha and Welington. In the middle of the field lie the main doubts. It is not known if Ceni will keep the system with six midfielders or if he will eliminate one to use Luciano or Eder. The absences are the same as before: Andrés Colorado, Gabriel Sara, Nikão, Talles Costa, Alisson, Luan, Caio, Walce and Moreira.

come back

At Palmeiras, the wait is for the return of Marcos Rocha and Raphael Veiga, both healed of a muscle problem. Right back is more likely to be chosen. If not, Mayke will start or Gómez will continue to improvise in the industry. The return of the midfielder, the team’s top scorer this season, is treated with caution, despite the fact that he has trained without restrictions with his teammates. Veiga is down from the goalless draw with Atlético-MG almost 20 days ago.

The trend is for Gustavo Scarpa to remain centralized as the main articulator of the team. The midfielder is experiencing an excellent phase. He has reached the milestone of 50 assists with the Alviverde shirt, which he has been wearing since 2018. This season there are already 11 passes to be scored for his teammates.

Abel Ferreira tested negative on the covid-19 test and was released to follow the last activity before departure. The Portuguese returns to the edge of the Morumbi lawn, where his assistant João Martins was last Monday. “It’s a new competition, it’s different from the Brazilian, but the spirit is the same. We have our feet on the ground, because he’s a great classic,” said forward Rony.

SÃO PAULO X PALMEIRAS

ST. PAUL: Jandrei; Arboleda, Diego Costa and Leo; Rafinha, Gabriel Neves, Rodrigo Nestor, Igor Gomes, Patrick (Luciano) and Welington (Reinaldo); Calleri. Technician: Rogerio Ceni.

PALMS: Weverton; Mayke (Marcos Rocha), Gómez, Murilo and Piquerez; Danilo, Zé Rafael and Gustavo Scarpa; Gabriel Veron, Dudu and Rony. Technician: João Martins (assistant)

REFEREE: Raphael Claus (Fifa / SP)

TIME: 20h

PLACE: Morombi

STREAMING: Amazon Prime video

Source: Terra

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