Corinthians was defeated by Ceará, 2-1, last Sunday, away from home, but no one can say that the result is a surprise given the bad phase the club is going through, which draws attention, in fact, they are the circumstances in which the team managed to lose this match, in which they spent more than half an hour with an extra man on the field. In the farewell to Dyego Coelho, Timão shows that the next coach will have a lot of work.
It could even be another defeat as a visitor in a balanced championship like the Brasileirão, but it was a result that led Corinthians to finish a round for the first time in the relegation zone in 2020, region of the table that the team deserved to be for some time , but had good draws and the “help” of competitors, who also do not win.
But the performance against Ceará, last Sunday, crossed the line. The poverty of ideas and the limitation of the squad and variations of plays was evident, especially when Eduardo, Ceará’s right-back, was expelled in the 16th minute of the second half. It was 30 minutes with one more man, but the truth is that the opponent seemed to have 11 or even 12 players, such is the difficulty of Corinthians in creating goal opportunities in that period.
To give you an idea, Timão hit just one kick in the goal during the second half with Cazares, which is unbelievable. It is worth mentioning the quality of the defensive system of Ceará, who ruled out any possibility of danger, but it is a fact that Dyego Coelho’s team showed total lack of capacity to create any clear opportunity to score a goal.
It is worth remembering that Léo Natel’s goal, recorded in the first half, was only possible due to an incredible failure by Fernando Prass, who hardly worked in the final stage. The truth is that Corinthians had more possession of the ball throughout the game, but it was a totally false control, because the one who was always closer to winning was Vozão, with more chances of goal.
The offensive problems were enormous, as they have always been, but the defeat was decreed by a chronic error, in the defensive sector, more specifically in the outgoing ball, something that since the time of Tiago Nunes does not have the necessary quality to be insistently used. Cássio tried to leave playing, but could not get rid of the pressure from Ceará, lost the ball and ended up committing a penalty that Fernando Sobral converted.
Some defects, as already mentioned above, are not exclusive to this passage by Dyego Coelho, not least because there is an influence of the casting of the cast, which is not the responsibility of the coaches. The financial situation and the effervescent backstage of the club were determining factors for the group to have limitations that result in the current situation of the team in the Brazilian.
Vagner Mancini or any other coach he takes on, whether now or at another time, will experience the same problems. It may even cause an initial shock by changing the command, but in the medium and long term the same problems will appear and may even get worse, depending on the embezzlement that appear along the way. The situation is not good and Corinthians’ fight in the Brasileirão is primarily to avoid relegation.
Corinthians entered the Z4 (Photo: Rodrigo Coca / Ag. Corinthians)