Corinthians and Flamengo face each other in the Neo Química Arena field, tomorrow (18), at 4 pm, in a duel that brings together the two biggest fans in the country. While the cariocas fight for the leadership of the competition, the black and white paulista tries to escape from the bottom of the table. The national classic is valid for the 17th round of the Brazilian Championship.
Where to watch
The game will be broadcast on TV Globo and also on Premiere.
Stadium and schedule
Neo Química Arena, in São Paulo, at 4 pm
Corinthians: Cássio (Walter); Fagner, Gil, Marllon, Lucas Piton; Xavier, Camacho (Cantillo), Otero, Mateus Vital, Everaldo (Léo Natel); Boselli. Coach: Vagner Mancini
Flamengo: Hugo Souza, Isla (Matheuzinho), Gustavo Henrique, Léo Pereira and Filipe Luís; Arão, Thiago Maia and Gerson; Vitinho (Diego), Pedro (Lincoln) and Bruno Henrique. Coach: Domènec Torrent
Doubts and embezzlement
Corinthians: Jô with muscle injury is out and will be replaced by Boselli. Another novelty in the team should be the midfielder Otero in place of Ramiro, suspended by the third yellow card. Camacho and Everaldo may be other novelties in the initial lineup. The midfielder may take Ederson’s place, but he also fights Cantillo for position. Everaldo, author of the winning goal against Athletico-PR, can win the position of Léo Natel. In the defense, Marllon takes the place of Bruno Méndez, suspended.
Flamengo: Gabigol, Rodrigo Caio, Arrascaeta, Everton Ribeiro, Diego Alves and João Lucas are absences. With heavy physical wear, Pedro still has an uncertain presence, but he should start the game. Bruno Henrique and Gerso, who started on the bench against Bragantino, must start.
Referee: Leandro Pedro Vuaden (RS)
Assistants: Jorge Eduardo Bernardi (RS) and José Eduardo Calza (RS)
WHERE: Wagner Reway (PB)
Corinthians: Vagner Mancini tends to use more cautious schemes and results against teams in great phase or that have technical superiority. In 2017, Corinthians himself suffered from the Mancini scheme. At the time, the coach commanded Vitória who beat Timão in the Arena, by 1 to 0, breaking a five-month unbeaten run of the São Paulo team.
Flamengo: With many absences and in the face of an endless marathon of games, Domènec Torrent’s strategy is clear: climb the team as healthy as possible in every game. The good news is the return of Filipe Luís, who served a suspension in the draw on Thursday.
Corinthians beat Athletico-PR 1 to 0, at Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba, while Flamengo drew with Red Bull Bragantino by 1 to 1, at Maracanã.