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Corinthians face Universitario in a decisive game in Peru: See how to watch

O Corinthians travels to Lima, Peru, to face the Universitythis Tuesday (18), at 21:30 (Brasília time), by playoffs from the Copa Sudamericana. Having won the first leg at Neo Química Arena by 1-0, Timão has the advantage of a tie in guaranteeing qualification for the round of 16 of the competition. In the event of a victory for Universitario by a minimum result, the vacancy will be decided on penalties.

In a drawing for the ranking, it was defined that the classified of the confrontation will face the Newell’s Old Boys, from Argentina, in the round of 16. The club from Rosário ranked first in the group, acquiring direct qualification for the next phase.


Corinthians enters the field with a reserve team and coming from three victories

The team of Vanderlei Luxemburgo live a good moment in the last week, coming from three victories, one in each competition. Victory in the Brazilian Championship away from home, he took the lead for Sul-Americana in the first leg and, last Saturday (15), managed to qualify for the semifinals of the Brazil’s Cup.

For being disputing three competitions and still being at the bottom of the table in the Brazilian Championship, the alvinegro coach made it clear that the continental competition is not a priority at the moment for the club. Just as it did in the first leg, in Itaquera, Luxemburgo spared the starters, who stayed in São Paulo. Of the main names in the squad, only the defender Murillo and the gunner Roger Guedes traveled to Peru.

Grassroots youth will have a chance to shine!

Universitario has a packed stadium to reverse the scoreboard

The Peruvian club announced that all tickets were sold in advance. With a capacity of 80,000 people, the Monumental de Lima stadium will be a fundamental piece for the commanders of Jorge Fossati get the victory by the minimum result and take the decision to penalties.

In the Peruvian Championship, Universitário started the Clausura campaign (second round of the competition), being one of the leaders with 10 points in four games played. In the last round, they won 2-0 at home.


Corinthians youngsters going to seek qualification in Peru (Reproduction/Twitter/@Corinthians)

Probable lineups

Corinthians, commanded by Vanderlei Luxemburgo:

Carlos Miguel; Rafael Ramos, Bruno Méndez, Caetano, and Matheus Bidu; Roni, Giuliano, Ruan Oliveira and Adson (Matheus Araújo); Felipe Augusto and Roger Guedes.


As in the first leg, Timão enters the field with many substitutes, prioritizing national competitions. Róger Guedes, suspended for the next match of the Brasileirão, against Bahia, should be the only holder of the main names. Newly signed Matías Rojas failed to register in time to play in the Sudamericana playoffs.

Universitario, commanded by Jorge Fossati:

Diego Romero; Aldo Corzo, Riveros and Di Benedetto; Ureña, Pérez Guedes, Calcaterra, Andy Polo and Nelson Cabanillas; Edison Flores (Luis Urruti) and Emanuel Herrera.

The Peruvians cannot count on the team’s top scorer: Alex Valera, sent off in the first leg, played at the Neo Química Arena. Another big embezzlement is in goal, José Carvallo was suspended for aggression and plays eight games off the lawns.



Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
Assistants: Alexander Guzmán and Wilmar Navarro (COL)
Fourth official: Carlos Betancur (COL)
VAR: Angelo Hermosilla (CHI)

where to watch

Broadcast: SBT and ESPN

Featured photo: Felipe Augusto, scorer of the winning goal in the first leg. Playback/Corinthians.


Corinthians face Universitario in a decisive game in Peru: See how to watch

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