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Corinthians beat Argentinos Juniors and classified in the Copa Sudamericana

Yuri Alberto scored two of Corinthians’ 4 goals against Argentinos Juniors

Corinthians hosted Argentinos Juniors this Tuesday (14th) in the 5th round of the Copa Sudamericano. In a match played at the Neo Química Arena, Timão got the better of the Argentine team and won with a score of 4 x 0. In a very confident and decisive match in the first half, António Oliveira’s men qualified for the next phase and now they will decide in the last round against Racing-URU at home, first place in group F.


In the 10th minute Fágner takes a free kick to the head of Yuri Alberto who with a beautiful move sends the ball into the back of the Argentinos Juniors goal. 17′ After a nice turn by Garro, Hugo dominates well and crosses for Yuri Alberto to finish, but is stopped by the Argentine defender. 25′ Wesley dominates on the left of the attack, cuts to the center and shoots for a good defense of the opposing archer. In the 28th minute Rodrigo Garro shoots from distance and forces goalkeeper Rodríguez to make a difficult save. In the 31st minute, another shot from Garro and another great save from the Argentine goalkeeper. In the 37th minute Félix Torres was injured and was replaced by Gustavo Henrique. And in the 41st minute, after the goalkeeper failed to get the ball out, Romero passed the ball to Wesley, who played cover and scored Corinthians’ second goal. And Argentinos Juniors have no time to breathe, another mistake with the ball and Yuri Alberto takes advantage of the defense’s hesitation and touches the goalkeeper’s crossbar. In a practically perfect match, Timão did not suffer and was able to take advantage of Argentinos Juniors’ errors and thus ended the first half with Corinthians 3 x 0.

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The second half begins with Corinthians playing more calmly, in the 59th minute Wesley makes a good move and shoots for Rodríguez’s defence. 64′ Fágner shoots low into the penalty area, goes past everyone and Yuri Alberto finishes badly. The Argentine team begins to loosen up in the game and in the 66th minute Verón shoots and the ball grazes the goal. 68′ another dangerous arrival from Argentinos Juniors which striker Heredia does not take advantage of. 73′ Batallini wastes a great opportunity to reduce the score at the Neo Química Arena. 76′ Heredia shoots low and Carlos Miguel sees the ball go out just a little. 77′ Carlos Miguel makes an excellent save from a shot by the opposing attacker. 85′ Viveros tries from distance and the Corinthian goalkeeper saves without any major problems. In the 90th minute Corinthians scored through Raniele, but Pedro Raúl was offside in the first game and the goal was disallowed. And in the 91st minute, midfielder Fausto Vera scored his first goal of the season against his former team and thus put an end to the match. Final: 4 x 0 Corinthians.

Timão will once again turn their attention to the Brazilian championship, where they will face Botafogo in the 7th round at the Neo Química Arena. Occupying 16th place, António Oliveira’s men need to win to escape this awkward position in the competition.

Source: Terra

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