The table suddenly became favorable to the International in this final stretch of Brazilian championship. With a sequence of five games against opponents that frequent the relegation zone, the team from Rio Grande do Sul has already won two and is looking for a triple against Coritiba, on Sunday, at 6:30 pm, in Beira-Rio, for the 30th round. In recovery in the table, he still dreams of a place in the G-6, which gives way to the pre-Libertadores of 2024.
The journey against the desperate began with a defeat to Bahia, 1-0, in Salvador (BA). Afterwards, they humiliated Santos, with a resounding 7-1, the biggest score of the season. In the last round, they beat Vasco 2-1, in Rio de Janeiro, and in the next game they face América-MG. The results saw the team rise to 11th place, with 38 points, still nine behind rival Grêmio, which closes the qualifying zone for the pre-Libertadores.
Coach Eduardo Coudet will have two absences. Suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards, defender Mercado and attacker Wanderson are out. In defense, Nico Hernández and Igor Gomes fight for a place alongside Vitão, while in attack, De Pena and Pedro Henrique are the options. Full-back Hugo Mallo remains in the medical department, while midfielder Gabriel, who was absent against Vasco, will be re-evaluated before the match.
Coritiba continues without reaction. They spent practically the entire championship in the relegation zone, with three consecutive defeats, the last being a direct duel against Santos, 2-1, in Vila Belmiro. Therefore, it is second to bottom, with 20 points, 13 from Santos itself, which appears as the first team outside the relegation zone, with 33.
With 11 defeats in 17 games in charge of the team from Paraná, coach Thiago Kosloski says he is not worried about a possible dismissal, but about finding a way to achieve good results. A midfield loss is certain for this game: midfielder Willian Farias is subject to an automatic suspension for being sent off. The tendency is for Samaris, who had been in the starting lineup, to take over the position. Recovered from a virus, defender Thalisson Gabriel also returns and another novelty is the return of striker Lucas Barbosa, as an option on the bench. He was left out of the last game, as he belongs to Santos and is on loan.
INTERNACIONAL x CORITIBA: FIND OUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BRAZILIAN GAME:
- LOCAL: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
- STADIUM: Beira-Rio.
- DATA: 29/10/2023.
- TIME: 6:30 pm (Brasília time).
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INTERNATIONAL AND CORITIBA SCALATIONS:
- INTERNATIONAL – Rochet; Bustos, Vitão, Nico Hernández (Igor Gomes) and Renê; Johnny, Aránguiz, Maurício and Alan Patrick; De Pena (Pedro Henrique) and Enner Valencia. Technician: Edward Coudet.
- CORITIBA – Gabriel; Nathaniel, Henry, Thalisson Gabriel and Victor Louis; Samaris, Matthew Bianqui and Sebastian Gomez; Marcelino Moreno, Robson and Slimani. Technician: Thiago Kosloski.
LATEST RESULTS FROM INTERNACIONAL AND CORITIBA:
- 26/10 – Vasco 1×2 International (Brazilian championship).
- 26/10 – Santos 2×1 Coritiba (Brazilian championship).
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