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 […]