Timão and Galo, how Corinthians and Atletico are known in Brasil, have important challenges today in their respective competitions. Games to which both are favorites and think of a defeat or early elimination could be a great humiliation.
Corinthians receives Avenida, a modest team from Rio Grande do Sul, at Arena Corinthians by the Brazil Cup. Talking more about Avenida, this team is competing the Local State Championship, in Rio Grande do Sul, and today is closer to relegation to the 2nd division there. Even so, Avenida comes from an impressive and amazing classification against Guarani, winning by 1-0, with the winner goal scored during the Injury Time.
Even without presenting a good game since as Carille started as a Corinthians coach, Corinthians may have chances to win easily today but, more than that, must conquer the result with a secure and effective presentation against a limited and weak opponent.
Other team that will play today is Atletico. They have a match by Libertadores Cup against Defensor, from Uruguay. This Uruguayan Team would not have advanced to the Second Round of Libertadores Qualyfying were it not for the embarassment or shame to advance thanks to a gap in the regulation of the South American competition.
Even with the defense changing a lot since the end of last season, Galo has better conditions and team than Defensor to get the win tonight. Both games, away tonight and at home, on February 27.
Defeats or eliminations for these 2 giant Brazilian teams would be in inadmissible and unacceptable. Results like this could be highlighted as historical and great vexations. Even for this, I believe they will not go through such shame.