how was Corinthians in the first classic of 2019


This Sunday, February 2nd, Corinthians receives Santos at the Arena for the first official classic of the season. Exactly a year ago, also on the second day of February, the alvinegra team had its first duel against a rival in 2019: at that time, however, the opponent was Palmeiras.

Although it seems like little, these 365 days have made a huge difference in Timão, who pass through holders who have already left CT Joaquim Grava until names that have changed their function and level within the team.

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Because of this, the My Timon recalls that game, highlighting what has changed and what, indirectly, may end up repeating itself this Sunday.

Carille, it’s worth remembering, chose his team with Cassio; Fagner, Manoel, Henrique and Danilo Avelar; Ralf, Mateus Vital, Ramiro, Jadson and Sornoza; Gustagol.

Half team left

Of the holders of that classic, which ended with a 1-0 win, five have already left Timão:

  • Manoel was on loan, returned to Cruzeiro and has already closed with Trabzonspor, from Turkey;
  • Henrique was negotiated with Al-Ittihad, from the United Arab Emirates;
  • Outside Tiago Nunes’ plans, Ralf signed a friendly termination;
  • Another that will not be used by the coach, Jadson has already confirmed his departure on social networks;
  • Sornoza, who didn’t like it in his first season, went to LDU, Ecuador, on loan.

For this Sunday, Timão must enter the field with Cássio, Fagner, Bruno Méndez, Gil and Lucas Piton; Camacho, Cantillo and Luan; Madson, Boselli and Janderson – only Cássio and Fagner were in the field a year ago.

New features

The time interval between the two classics brought a totally different reality for two players. Now reserve and off the list of Paulistão for pain in the pubis, Danilo Avelar served as a full-back against Palmeiras. With Tiago Nunes, he left the position and started to fight for space as a defender.

Besides him, Ramiro also has a new position. Or rather, not so new. As in Grêmio, shirt number 28 started to play open on the right, different from what happened in Dérbi with Carille, when he went to the field as a midfielder beside Ralf.

Possible similarity

Vital can take a chance on the right

Vital can take a chance on the right

Rodrigo Gazzanel / Ag. Corinthians

In the new role, Ramiro should be absent for the game against Santos, due to stretching the knee ligament. With that, the possibility arises of a similarity with the team that won the first classic of 2019.

At that time, Mateus Vital acted on the right side and did well. The 22 shirt is one of the candidates for the vacancy left by the holder and can appear again there – he usually plays on the left.

Lower pressure

With the start of an exciting job, Tiago Nunes arrives for his first classic with a victory, a draw and a defeat at Paulistão. Last year, Fábio Carille had a triumph, a draw and two defeats before facing Palmeiras.

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Drbi, Corinthians x Santos and Campeonato Paulista.


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