Flamengo began as the dominant side, but waned as the half progressed. However, thanks to Bruno Henrique’s brace in injury time, they carried a 2-0 lead into the break. The striker scored his third of the game just after the second half kicked off and, although Corinthians scored a few minutes later, the hosts recovered […]
São Paulo dominated the first half, but was unable to create any goalscoring opportunities and mostly relied on long shots. In the second half, they added crosses to their uninspired attacking game. Corinthians focused on a compact defensive shape, but was unable to create any threat going forwards. A penalty eventually decided the game. Tactical […]
After breaking a winless streak of four games, Palmeiras had the opportunity to prove a point against the three-game unbeaten Corinthians in the Derby Paulista. Palmeiras seemed to be the better side initially, yet they eventually crumbled because of their own flaws, of which Corinthians took full advantage. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem […]
Jorge Jesus remains under pressure at Flamengo due to draw against Corinthians.
Is Jorge Sampaoli taking a leaf out of Jürgen Klopp’s book?
More fouls than one could count and a last minute winner. This game started slow but all it took was a tropical storm to open it right up. Sloppy defending from a late set piece saw Rodrigo Caio free at the back post, as the central defender put the tie to bed. Flamengo went through […]
A somewhat fortunate early goal allowed Corinthians to do what they do best: defend. Giving São Paulo the initiative and waiting for opportunities to counter, Corinthians were rarely in danger of conceding an equalizer in a pretty poor spectacle. São Paulo didn’t show any ideas or capacity to reverse the situation and continued their dreadful […]
Both Corinthians and Grêmio struggled in attack in different ways. The former failed to capitalize on initial advantages while the latter failed to create those initial advantages in the first place. Unsurprisingly, the pair’s offensive ineptness led to a fairly uneventful draw, which did not help both teams to overcome their early season worries. Tactical […]