O Sao Paulo won by 1-0 the first game against América-MGin Morumbi, for the quarterfinals of the Brazil’s Cup, taking an advantage that had an important participation of the reserve goalkeeper Thiago Couto, who came on for Jandrei, away due to a fracture, and saved a penalty that he had committed himself. Flamengo stayed in the tie at home with Athletico-PR, while Corinthians was defeated by Atlético-GO by 2 to 0.
on the podcast Ball Possession #249Arnaldo Ribeiro, Eduardo Tironi, Juca Kfouri and Mauro Cezar Pereira comment on the situation of the clubs in the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil, the good moment of Fluminense and also Flamengo’s issues with Maracanã and the possibility of the red-black club seeking the construction of a new stadium.
Regarding the São Paulo victory, Juca Kfouri says that it is exaggerated to point out Thiago Couto as a hero, since the penalty had been committed by himself and was not well taken by Maidana, from América-MG. On the other hand, he is excited to see the debut of Argentine Giuliano Galoppo, a new tricolor reinforcement.
“Thiago Couto was the villain for having made an absolutely clumsy and unnecessary penalty, but in my opinion he didn’t become a hero because in fact Maidana delayed that ball for him, his merit was having waited for Maidana to hit it, but my grandmother would take that penalty if she was also waiting for Maidana to take it because it was one of the most ridiculous penalties I’ve seen someone take in recent times. As a goalkeeper, even as a youth, he had an obligation to undo the nonsense he had done”, says Juca.
“The great news from São Paulo’s point of view was looking at this Galoppo boy’s debut, because no matter how little he participated in the game, for the time he played, every time he took the ball, you saw that he is a different guy. He has a different touch of the ball, he has a vision of the game, a very interesting positioning, he almost scored the second goal. solution for São Paulo”, he adds.
In relation to Corinthians, Juca criticizes the performance against Atlético-GO and considers that the defeat must have decreed the departure of Roger Guedes from the starting lineup of Vítor Pereira.
“Corinthians played a horrible game without a doubt, I think that determined Roger Guedes’ reserve, he will not play when Yuri Alberto is playing. He has a bad head, it was his chance, he wanted to play on the side, but he is unable to a gesture of solidarity, he didn’t even bother to go back to help Piton, I think he decreed his reservation”, says Juca.
Mauro Cezar Pereira comments on the public notice for Maracanã, which asks for seven boxes, 200 tickets and a buffet released to the government in return for granting the clubs. For the journalist, it is impossible for Flamengo to think of another way out other than making the construction of a new stadium feasible.
“The public notice came out and there is a section that is a magnificent deal, look at the concern of politicians, of the government of the state of Rio, they are not worried about making a concession that those who assume the Maracanã assume all the expenses of the stadium, commitments of keeping the stadium in excellent condition and giving something back to society in some way, to the citizen. No, they want benefits for their friends, look at the amount of tickets, this is a mockery, it’s a joke”, says Mauro Cezar.
“Inside Flamengo, there are people who even defend the idea, if possible, of proposing the purchase of Maracanã. Financing and paying for Maracanã. I think Flamengo, more than ever, I didn’t think like that, but after that I think that doesn’t work anymore, because that’s just a point, it’s the most picturesque point, the most mocking, most sarcastic point”, he concludes.
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