After winning an important advantage by knocking Fluminense 2-0 in the first round of the Sudamericana Cup finals, this Wednesday in Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Atletico-PR is already with the head in the Saturday game, against Cruzeiro, for 19 hours, again at his stadium, for round 33 of the Brazilian Championship.
"We've played every game with its importance, we have mathematical conditions, we have only three points of the sixth, and we can get the place in the Libertadores." In South America, we will not. I'm thinking again for the week of the game and whoever is better at that moment going to play, "said trainer Tiago Nunes after the victory was valid to continental tournament.
The coaches made a point to stop the euphoria in designing the game with Fluminense on October 28 in Rio. "We did the right score, we can not inherit anything, we have to appreciate much that our group did. Fluminense is very difficult The game will return very complicated We have already seen More teams have the advantage to hide The game will be in a different situation In Maracanã the emotional factor will be very important We will have to know how to overcome this to take advantage of this advantage "the head warned at a conference news.
Tiago Nunes acknowledged that the 2-0 win ensured that Atletico was "a good advantage" in the semifinals, but admitted it was "nothing we can provide" for the game to return to the game. "In Maracanã, with a large audience, we have to be very emotional, rather," he repeated.
Now closer to the South America Cup final, the Athletic team will make five other matches for Brasileirão before recovering the Fluminense on the 28th. In the national competition, the Paranaan team now occupies a ninth place, with 43 points, three behind Atletico -MG, Santos and Cruzeiro, their sixth, seventh and eighth places.