El Corinthians Brazilian, with the return of defender Manoel and left-back Danilo Avelar, who were injured, will receive this Wednesday in Sao Paulo to the Ecuadorian Independent of the Valley, in the first leg for one of the semifinals of the South American Soccer Cup.
The São Paulo team, led by Fabio Carille, has just eliminated Fluminense from Brazil in the quarterfinals, while the Ecuadorians left their Argentine namesake Independiente de Avellaneda on the road.
In their last match for Serie A of the Brazilian Championship, Corinthians lost 0-1 on their visit, precisely, to Fluminense.
Sunday's result left Corinthians in fifth position with 32 points, ten less than those of the líder flamingo.
Manoel and Danilo Avelar, who did not play against Fluminense because they were resentful, returned to training on Monday and must occupy, respectively, the places of Uruguayan youth Bruno Méndez and Carlos Augusto. who are not registered in the South American tournament.
Another variant with respect to the team from the last league game could be the departure of midfielder Jánderson and the entry of the experienced attacker Vágner Love, with an outstanding performance in the Copa Sudamericana, or Clayson.
The team includes the Brazilian internationals Cássio, goalkeeper, and Fágner, right back; in addition to the defender Gil and the creative Jadson, both with passages through the 'Canarinha', and the young revelation Pedrinho, a player of the U23 national team that is preparing for the 2020 South American Pre-Olympic Tournament of Colombia.
The Ecuadorian midfielder Júnior Sornoza and the Argentine attacker Mauro Boselli should remain in the reserve bank as the first options for coach Carille.
The rival, from the city of Sangolquí, in the metropolitan region of Quito, has just lost at home 0-2 against the líder Macará de Ambato for the 25th day of the Ecuadorian Championship.
With the defeat, Independiente del Valle marches in second position with 48 points, eight behind Macará.
Independiente del Valle coach, Spaniard Miguel Ángel Ramírez, has experienced players on his squad such as Argentine veteran Cristian Pellerano, 37; the creative Efrén Mera, 34, and the attacker Claudio Bieler, another Argentine, 35 years old and nationalized from Ecuador.
The Argentinean Richard Schunke, the Spanish Dani Nieto, the Panamanian Gabriel Torres and the Colombian Cristian Dájome are the other legionaries of the Ecuadorian team, while the main revelation is the youthful forward Alejandro Cabeza.
The second leg, scheduled for September 25, will not be played in Sangolquí and will be played at a larger capacity stadium, the Olímpico Atahualpa in Quito.
The other semifinal is disputed by the Brazilian Atlético Mineiro from Belo Horizonte and the Argentine Colón from Santa Fe. EFE