25 March 2022 – 10:57
The Corinthians felt unexpected difficulties in defeating the Guarani
Corinthians experienced unexpected difficulties in overcoming Guarani, but the side managed by Vítor Pereira remain in the fight for Paulistão by advancing to the semi-finals. After a draw (1-1) after 90 minutes, it all came down to penalties, Timão winning 7-6. “Don’t tell me I always have to suffer like this, the face of Corinthians doesn’t suffer,” the Portuguese coach said in the post-match press conference. “The team didn’t need to suffer so much and go to penalties, stay in that anxiety, I wasn’t counting on that. We practiced penalties on Wednesday to prepare ourselves in any way it is, but during the game we should have scored more goals We have to correct the set pieces In these moments when we suffer as a family, the fans suffer with us, the passion they feel… And there are these feelings, which come from outside inwards, which lead us, even tired, in the final phase of the match, to have the composure and the head in place to win”, a- he declared.
Gil made the Portuguese coach’s team progress at 42′, with a well-aimed header. Paulinho strikes the iron in added time (45’+2), but João Victor equalizes at 53′. Reinforcement Júnior Moraes made his debut and scored one of the tiebreaker penalties. In the semi-final, Corinthians will face São Paulo.