In the final round of the Brazilian Championship, Corinthians prepare to face Coritiba at the Couto Pereira Stadium on Wednesday at 9:30 PM, Brasilia time. The match, set to unfold without an audience due to a STJD sanction against Coritiba, presents Corinthians with a challenge to end the season on a high note despite recent setbacks.
Current Standings and Implications
Corinthians, currently in 13th place with 47 points, has successfully avoided relegation and secured a spot in the 2024 South American Cup, despite a recent 2-1 loss to Internacional. Coritiba, already relegated to Serie B, finds itself in the penultimate position with 30 points and enters the match following a 1-0 loss to Red Bull Bragantino.
Team Lineups and Player Updates
For the upcoming match, Corinthians will be without suspended players Lucas Verissimo and Gabriel Moscardo. In their absence, the team welcomes the return of forward Yuri Alberto. Key players such as Cássio, Fábio Santos, Renato Augusto, Giuliano, and Maycon are being rested by the technical staff and did not travel with the team to Curitiba. Roni, Matias Rojas, and Gustavo Silva are sidelined with injuries, while midfielder Fausto Vera, recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, may return to play after a month.
Match Expectations and Officer Details
In their first encounter this season, Corinthians defeated Coritiba 3-1 at Neo Quimica Arena. The match will be officiated by Jonathan Benkenstein Pinheiro, with assistants Tiago Augusto Kappes Diel and Maira Mastella Moreira, and VAR Daniel Nobre Bins. Coritiba's lineup is anticipated to include Pedro Morisco, Natanael, Thalisson Gabriel, Benjamin Kuscevic, Diogo Batista, Willian Farias, Matheus Bianqui, Sebastian Gomez, Kaio Cesar, Marcelino Moreno, and Robson. Corinthians' lineup is expected to feature Carlos Miguel, Fagner, Gil, Caetano, Matheus Bidu, Cantillo, Fausto, Matheus Araujo, Ruan Oliveira, Romero, and Yuri Alberto.