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Preview: Flamengo vs. Corinthians - predictions, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores clash between Flamengo and Corinthians, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Second consecutive trip to the semi-finals Cup of Libertadores within contact distance of Flamengo,host Corinthians Round 2 at Maracana this week.

Last season’s runners-up won the opening leg of the tie 2-0, giving Timao their second defeat in the competition.

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Since mid-July, Flamengo, who we expected at the start of the season, have shown themselves in spades, going unbeaten in all competitions the last eight games.

Its impressive form made it possible Drival Jr.Moved to 3rd place in Campionato Brasileiro Serie A Paulo Sousa.

Under Junior, the team has more responsibility in the back end, keeping six clean sheets in its last eight games after being shut out 1-0 by Corinthians in July.

Mengao are dominant at home, winning all four of their previous matches in this tournament, beating their opponents 15-3.

They have not lost to a quarter-final tie at the Libertadores since 2010, and have not dropped out of a knockout stage tie while leading after the opening leg since 2008.

Flamengo have lost only twice in this year’s tournament, but the longest time to equalize away from Talleres Córdoba on Matchday 6 was 16 minutes.

Fabian Balbuena for Corinthians in action against Palmeiras on 5 November 2017 © Reuters

Corinthians have a big task ahead of them as they look to reverse their fortunes in this draw and knock out a team that is brimming with confidence at the moment.

it will be hard work for Vitor PereiraAlthough they have never won from a knockout tie with the event’s two-time champions, they were the last team to leave the scoresheet in the country as an own goal. Rodinay It was enough for Corinthians to score three points last month.

Time de Povo have conceded the first goal in their last two encounters, but at the weekend they faced Avai, drawing 1-1 and finishing three goals ahead of Flamengo in the Serie table.

Corinthians have only scored the first goal in nine games so far, so whether or not they can score the first goal in this next match could dictate their return chances.

Playing away from home has proven to be very challenging for this team. Typically, he has only won one of his last seven road matches in all competitions, failing to score in four of them.

See how the club reversed their opening game deficit in this competition, progressing to the next round, winning their second game against Rosario Central 3-2, winning on penalties after being eliminated in 2000. To finally find it, you have to go back 22 years. Same score in the opening leg.

The form of the Flamengo Copa Libertadores:

Flamengo form (all competitions):

Forms of the Corinthians Copa Libertadores:

Corinthians form (all competitions):

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Flamengo's Gabriel Barbosa celebrates with his first goal on 20 February 2022© Reuters

Georgian de Alascaeta When Gabriel Barbosa Each tallied in this Thai opening leg of Flamengo, Santos Rodinay and Joan Gomez Both had assists.

Barbosa scored another goal in the 2-0 domestic victory over Sao Paulo this weekend. Lazarus Home the winner after just 7 minutes. Pedro tied with Ronnie, Rafael Navarro When lucas janson The number of goals in this competition is 7.

Bruno Enrique When Rodrigo Caio While he has been absent due to a knee injury, Diego Alves I have a groin strain that is not expected to return for at least another week.

77 minute tally from Fabian Balbuena Corinthians helped secure a point against Abay this weekend. Renato Augusto I got an assist for that goal.

Macon They have two goals in Libertadores. Casio record five clean sheets, Fagner, Giuliano When Raul Gustavo Each has one assist.

Timao still has some injuries. Ruan (ACLs), Ruan (hip) and Macon (broken toe) could be knocked out.

Willian Raul Gustavo has a thigh injury Carlos Miguel Not available after testing positive for COVID.

Flamengo’s starting line-up:
Santos; Luis, Pereira, Luis, Rodiney. Maia; Hugo, Ribeiro;de Alascaeta; Pedro, Barbosa

Candidates for the Corinthians starting lineup:
Casio; Fagner, Mendez, Valbuena, Piton. Cairos, Roni, Giuliano.Adson, Geddes, Silva

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We say: Flamengo 3-0 Corinthians

When the Flamengo are ahead, they look almost unbeatable, but the Corinthians are struggling hard when catching up. Considering how well Mengao are doing it at home and how poor the Corinthians are on the road, it’s hard to imagine Timao going to the next stage of this competition.

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