Corinthians’ mission to reach the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil is not an easy one. After losing the first leg against Atlético-GO by 2-0, Timão needs to win by three or more goals this Wednesday, at 21:30, at Neo Química Arena, to guarantee classification in normal time.
The alvinegra story, however, serves as an inspiration by showing that Corinthians has already achieved other turns of the type, some of them even more unlikely.
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Tevez in Corinthians x Cianorte, in 2005, for the Copa do Brasil — Photo: Gazeta Press
The duels against Cianorte, in 2005, and Goiás, in 2008, are examples of Timão’s comeback in the Copa do Brasil. (see below).
It is worth remembering that the away goal is no longer a tiebreaker in the tournament. If Corinthians wins by two goals, the spot in the semifinal (to face Fortaleza or Fluminense) will be decided on penalties.
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1984 Brasileirão quarterfinals
In the first leg, Corinthians had lost 2-0 to Flamengo, at Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro. At least two goals were needed to try to reach the semifinals. Biro-Biro, Wladimir, Édson and Ataliba turned Timão back 4-1.
In 1984, Corinthians beat Flamengo 4-1 for the Brazilian Championship
1999 Brasileirão Final
If it wasn’t a comeback by elastic score, it’s worth the historic feat of becoming Brazilian champion. In 1999, Timão lost to Atlético-MG, 3-2, in the first leg of the decision. Vampeta and Luizão scored the goals. In the return game, Luizão, twice, gave the victory to Corinthians by 2 to 0, in Morumbi.
In the third and final game, the tiebreaker, without Luizão, sent off in a previous match, and on the eve of Christmas (December 22), Timão managed to draw 0-0 and took the cup.
In 1999, best moments of Corinthians 0 x 0 Atlético-MG, for the final of the Brasileirão
Second round of the 2005 Copa do Brasil
To the surprise of many, Corinthians was defeated by the modest Cianorte by 3-0 in the first leg of the second phase of the Copa do Brasil, in Maringá. It was the debut of Argentine Daniel Passarella in charge of the team. Until then, Timão had never reversed a three-goal difference in its history.
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At Pacaembu, over 35,000 people watched the epic 5-1 comeback. Goals from: Tévez, twice, Roger, twice, and Gustavo Nery.
In 2005, Corinthians beat Cianorte-PR 5-1 for the Copa do Brasil
2008 Copa do Brasil Round of 16
After losing the first leg to Goiás by 3-1, in Goiânia, Corinthians had the support of Fiel fans to fill Morumbi on the way back and qualify for the next phase, with a 4-0 rout. that with 30 minutes of game time left, Timão was already thrashing the rival. Goals by Diogo Rincón, twice, André Santos and Herrera.
Corinthians wins and continues in the Copa do Brasil
Second round of the 2019 Copa do Brasil
This turnaround took place under different circumstances, as it was a unique game, but it deserves to be on the list for all the emotion involved. Playing in Itaquera, Corinthians lost 2-0, a result that would eliminate the club from the competition. However, in the final stretch of the second half, Timão managed to get ahead of the score, scaring the underdog. Henrique, Danilo Avelar, Júnior Urso and Gustagol scored the goals of Timão.
Best moments: Corinthians 4 x 2 Avenida for the Copa do Brasil
2018 Campeonato Paulista Final
It’s been almost 20 years without a Paulistão final between Palmeiras and Corinthians and, for the first time in history, one of the rivals got a comeback. Timão had lost 1-0 at home and managed to repeat the score in the middle of the rival arena.
With one minute of play. Yes, one minute into the game, Corinthians opened the scoring with Rodriguinho. On penalties, 4 to 3 in favor of Timão. And a lot of controversy during the duel, with the right to a penalty for Palmeiras canceled by the arbitration.
Best moments: Palmeiras 0 (3 x 4) 1 Corinthians for the Paulista Championship final
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