Corinthians beats Oeste to advance to Paulista’s quarter finals
The game started with desperate Oeste on the front foot. With the West side finding themselves in a difficult situation, the pressure was on them to try and get something from the game.
Bruno Paraíba opened the ball for Mazinho in the area after seven minutes and the cross deflected in defense. It almost deceived Cássio but the goalkeeper managed to recover in time to make a save. Corinthians then started to come alive with chances of their own but could not convert. The first half looked like it was ending without a goal until the latter stages. It came from an unlikely source in Avelar.
First goal of the year, the first since he became a defender. Accustomed to taking danger to rivals in the aerial ball, Danilo Avelar took advantage of a good free kick from Luan and scored the first goal of the game, in the additions of the first half. However, the Guarani still needed to stumble.
The second half also took similar fashion with both sides attacking for goals until the latter stages of the game once again.
Near the end, the Corinthians’ efficiency started to speak louder. Éderson found himself clear out of the area and found the back of the net. It was the final blow to confirm Alvinegro’s victory and classification.
With that result, Corinthians will now face Bragantino in the Paulistão’s quarterfinals.