News: With an impeccable presentation of collective game and union, Corinthians achieved a fundamental result to seek the title of the Paulista Itaipava 2017. Corinthians did not give Ponte Preta a chance on Sunday (30), in Campinas, and won by 3 to 0.
At the Moises Lucarelli Stadium in Campinas, the Alvinegro of the São Jorge Park beat Ponte Preta 3-0, goals from Rodriguinho (2) and Jadson, the first leg of the final. Now, you can even lose by two difference goals in the return match that gets the state champion trophy of 2017, next Sunday (07), at 16h, at the Corinthians Arena,
Timão scaled: With maximum strength, the technician Fábio Carille sent the field Corinthians with Cássio; Fagner, Balbuena, Pablo and Guilherme Arana; Gabriel; Jadson, Rodriguinho, Maycon and Romero; Jô. The same team from the last games.
Pressure alvinegra: The first 10 minutes of play were of superiority of Corinthians. After two minutes, Maycon gave Romero a nice pass, but Aranha managed to avoid the Paraguayan’s kick. At nine minutes, Gabriel threw Fagner on the right. The side cut the defender and rolled to Jô to kick for another defense of the opponent’s goalkeeper. Maycon still tried a rebound, however, stopped in the back of the pitch.
Corinthians goal: In the 14th minute, Timão opened the scoring at Moises Lucarelli. After throwing Cassio, Jô turned his head and Romero was with her. The shirt 11 touched back to Jo, who, at first, arranged for Rodriguinho to swing the net and put Timão to advantage.
Match pair: From the 20 minutes, the Black Bridge became more aggressive, reaching the field of attack more often than at the beginning of the game. Corinthians’ defense was firm – especially in the aerial balls – and Cássio did not have to make any more complicated intervention.
Good chances at the end of the stage: Rodriguinho almost increased the score in the 43rd minute. Fagner charged Jô, who returned to the shirt 23. After crossing his left leg, Rodriguinho nodded, but stopped at Aranha’s hands. Already on the up side, Romero and Maycon made a good move on the left, and the shirt crossed 30 for Rodriguinho – again – who kicked hard, but over the goal.
Solid defensive system: The second half started with Ponte Preta trying to propose the game in search of a draw but, as in the initial stage, the Corinthian defense followed very consistently, preventing the more dangerous throws of the Campinas team. Timão was betting on the counterattacks to create opportunities in the field of attack.
Strike: It was just in a counterattack that Corinthians reached the second goal in Moisés Lucarelli. Rodriguinho loaded the ball from the left from the defense, brought it to the middle, cut Yago and rolled to Jadson to shoot Aranha’s goal and increase the score. It was the second goal of the jersey 77 at the state and the third in 2017.
Changes: Already thinking about the game of the lap, when there will be Gabriel – suspended after taking the third yellow card in the first match of the final – Carille replaced the shirt 5 and put Paulo Roberto in the place in the 16 minutes. After 31 minutes, Clayton came on for Jadson.
3 – 0 for Timão: On 35 minutes, Fagner took a direct pass into the area, and the ball passed by everyone, except for Rodriguinho, who headed the fort without a chance for Aranha. It was his fourth goal in Paulista Itaipava and the seventh in 2017 – all in the woods.
Last substitution: Shortly after the third Corinthians goal, Carille promoted the final change in the match. Camacho stepped into Maycon’s place.
Timão holds the pressure: Ponte Preta left to try to reduce the Corinthians advantage in the final minutes of the match. Despite the pressure, the defensive system followed impeccable, ensuring the excellent result in Campinas.
Big decision: Corinthians have the advantage of even losing by two goals difference to lift the pitch next week. Fábio Carille will have the embezzlements of Gabriel and Rodriguinho, who were hanging and took the third yellow card in the first leg of the final.
Source: Jornal Do Brasil