Quite depleted, the Corinthians had a collective training focused on the kicks, this Saturday morning at St. George's Park. Philip Chicao, Jucilei and Ronaldo did not attend the activity, but the coaching staff hopes to have them all in match Thursday against Independiente Medellin-COL, at 21h50m (de Brasília), the final round of the FA Cup first round Libertadores.
Throughout training, the coach Mano Menezes has emphasized the offensive system. The defenders could not exceed a certain mark on the lawn. Only the attackers were allowed to reach the area and terminate, without an individual marking.
The team owner served with the following formation: Julio Cesar, Moacir, Paul Andrew, William and Roberto Carlos; Ralf, Edu, and Elias Danilo; Tooth and Iarley. Already graduated with a reservation: Rafael Santos, Balbuena, Renato, Leandro Castán and Escudero, Bruno Octavio, Boquita, Alessandro and Dodo, and Jorge Henrique Souza.
Some owners did not leave the academy. Ronaldo just did exercises on bikes, while Jucilei with painful left ankle, and Chicao, dealing with a problem on the right foot, were in the medical department. The goalkeeper Felipe in the final stages of recovery from a right thigh injury, also had no training. Midfielder Paulinho, newly hired Bragantino, made only a physical training around the lawn during the collective
Already qualified for the eighth finals, Corinthians faces the Colombians in need of a simple victory to secure also the overall leadership of the keys. So, have the right to decide at home in all phases of knockout, including a decision.