Coritiba vs Nautico by Neuro
Coritiba is coming from a 2:1 victory at home against Fluminense last weekend. They struggled a lot, just like in their premiere, scored goals in last minutes of the match, two before the end, but still managed to overpower very strong team of Fluminense.
With this victory, Coritiba remained alongside Gremio, the only undefeated team in the league and in case of a victory tonight, they could get the first position at the table after five rounds. Coach Santos was quite pleased with the team's victory over one of the best squads in the country. Especially since his players had control over the pace of the game, although they encountered some problems at the defensive lineup. He also stressed out that the goal in this game another victory, so the team can complete their good start of the season in a best possible way.
Defender Escudero (1/0) remains sidelined with an injury, while left back Denis (4/0) also has problems and won't play. Offensive midfielder Geraldo (3/0) is with the national team of Angola.
Coaching change brought immediate results to Nautico, as they finally managed to get the first victory in the national championship, winning 1:0 on the road Flamengo. Guests scored eight minutes before the end and managed to get the much needed breath before the continuation of championship.
Newcomer Levi Gomes congratulated his players on the victory, saying that they did everything what was planned, even though they didn't do a single training session, but only had a dialogue and discussion before the game. Still, hosts from Flamengo were simply poor on the field and without creativity, while Nautico were the ones who took the chances given. Midfielder Elicarlos (2/0) remains injured, same as winger Elton (2/0) also has injury problems. Coach isn't expected to make any changes in relation to his squad last weekend that defeated Flamengo.
Coritiba is hard to beat at their own ground and it's even harder to believe that Nautico will come with the second consecutive positive results away from home, as they simply got lucky at the previous game. Hosts have showed much more till now and are deserved favorites in a game that should be quite easy for them.