The 2020 Copa do Brasil will start for Caxias and Botafogo. The gauchos receive this Wednesday the cariocas for the debut in the tournament, in the Centenário Stadium, at 21h30 (of Brasília), in the unique game that will decide the vacancy in the next phase of the tournament.
Caxias needs to win to advance in the competition and guarantee a prize of over R $ 650 thousand in the coffers. The good campaign in the Gaucho Championship so far, with victory over Grêmio in the debut and early classification for the semifinals of the first round, give confidence to the grenás fans.
Visiting tonight, Botafogo arrives with optimism on the rise. Alvinegro arrives in Rio Grande do Sul after three consecutive victories in the State, one of them against Vasco, and packed by reinforcements that started with the right foot, mainly the shirt 10 Bruno Nazário. But at the same time, cariocas will have to overcome problems in the attack to take the place.
The first phase of the Copa do Brasil has 80 clubs. The table is divided into 40 direct matches, all in a single game and under the command of the worst team ranked by CBF. The visiting team has the advantage of a draw, which prevents the possibility of penalty shootout to define the classification.
Streaming: Globo broadcasts, with narration by Luís Roberto and comments by Júnior and Roger Flores. GloboEsporte.com accompanies bid by bid, with videos and photos.
Caxias – coach: Lacerda
Caxias has two casualties and one doubt for tonight’s game. Coach Rafael Lacerda and left-back Eduardo Diniz are suspended for their expulsions against Manaus in last year’s Serie D. At the time, the current coach was an assistant.
The doubt in the team is striker Gilmar, who suffered a blow to his left ankle in the match against Grêmio and was spared against Brasil de Pelotas, in the Campeonato Gaúcho. João Paulo can win the seat.
Probable lineup of Caxias against Botafogo – Photo: GloboEsporte.com
Who is out: Rafael Lacerda and Eduardo Diniz (suspended).
Botafogo – Coach: Alberto Valentim
The moment is good, but, on the other hand, Botafogo has some problems to solve in an attempt to maintain the positive phase. Especially in the attack, with the physical problems of Luiz Fernando and Pedro Raul that threaten the presence of the two in the match.
From the middle to the back, Carli and Cícero should return to the team. As Alvinegro has the advantage of a draw, Valentim tested a formation with more people in the midfield before the duel, with Thiaguinho, Alex Santana and Bruno Nazário alongside Cícero. In the attack, Luís Henrique must pair with Navarro, but Igor Cássio is also in the fight.
Probable Botafogo against Caxias – Photo: Infografia
- Referee: Lucas Canetto Bellote
- Assistant 1: Miguel Cataneo Ribeiro da Costa
- Assistant 2: Evandro de Melo Lima
- Fourth official: Eleno Gonzalez Todeschini