This Sunday, Corinthians faces Red Bull Bragantino, at 18:00, for the fifth round of the Brazilian Championship, at the Nabi Abi Chedid Stadium, in Bragança Paulista. THE My Helm details below the main highlights of the alvinegro opponent. Check out!
Embezzlement and hanging
Red Bull Bragantino arrives for the match with many absences, on and off the field. Timão’s opponent has ten players unfit for this Sunday’s game: Helinho, Hyoran, Natan, Raul, Gabriel Novaes, Praxedes, Carlos Eduardo, Emi Martinez, Maycon Cleiton were spared due to medical problems, and Ramon is out, suspended.
The interior team will also have a drop in the coaching staff. Coach Maurício Barbieri will not coach Red Bull Bragantino in this Sunday’s match as he was diagnosed with Covid-19. The team will be coached by Maldonado, technical assistant of the team from the interior of São Paulo.
In addition to the players away, Corinthians’ opponent also has three hanging in the duel of this round: Cleiton, Aderlan and Léo Realpe. The athletes have already received two yellow cards each, and if they are warned again, they will be absent in the duel against Atlético Mineiro, next Wednesday, at 20:30, again at the Nabi Abi Chedid Stadium.
At the bank, an ‘old acquaintance’
Earlier this week, Red Bull Bragantino announced that Maurício Barbieri tested positive for Covid-19. While the coach is away, assistant Cláudio Maldonado is responsible for coaching the team.
The Chilean and coach of Red Bull Bragantino in this Sunday’s game is an “old acquaintance” of Fiel. Claudio Maldonado played for Corinthians in 2013. In all his time at the club, he played only eight matches, won three, drew two and lost on two other occasions.
The former athlete agreed with Timão to play in the second half of that season, so he was not part of the group that won the São Paulo and Recopa title in 2013. In addition to Corinthians, Claudio Maldonado played in other Brazilian football teams. More prominently, the former midfielder played for Cruzeiro, São Paulo and Santos. During the first decade of the 2000s, he was frequently called up to defend the Chilean national team, where he played 41 matches and scored one goal.
Red Bull Bragantino in the season
Red Bull Bragantino also started the Brasileirão with good results. In four games, the Bragança Paulista team won twice and drew two matches. Currently, Timão’s opponent occupies the third position in the national competition table with eight points and can surpass Corinthians in case of victory.
In Libertadores, the club from the interior of São Paulo occupies the second position of Group C of the competition with four points. In a group with Estudiantes, Vélez Sársfield, both from Argentina, and Nacional, from Uruguay, Red Bull Bragantino won one game, drew two and was defeated in one opportunity.
In the Copa do Brasil, Red Bull Bragantino beat Goiás 2-1, playing away from home, in the first leg of the third phase of the national competition. The return match is scheduled for May 31, at 9:30 pm, at Nabi Abi Chedid Stadium.
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