Corinthians’ poor form: still without a win or a goal

In the 1-0 defeat against Bragantino, Timão extended their bad moment and goal drought
Josué Seixas
2024-04-21 17:57:52

Corinthians’ crisis worsens as the matches go by. They lost 1-0 to Red Bull Bragantino away from home and have now gone three games in the Brasileirão without not only winning but also without being able to score any goals.

The latest executioner was Vitinho, who, at the five-minute mark, took a shot in the small box that secured the victory for the home team at the Nabi Abi Chedid stadium. The visiting team never managed to react to seek the equalizer in an offensive led by Pedro Raul as the center forward and Rodrigo Garro, José Hurtado, and Igor Coronado accompanying from the midfield.


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Timão started the Brazilian championship with a goalless draw against Atlético Mineiro, despite playing the entire second half with one more player. In the second round, they fell 2-0 to the newly promoted Juventude, before this new defeat against Bragantino.

This goal drought marks the worst record for the São Paulo team. Never before, since the beginning of the current points system in 2003, had they gone the first three rounds without scoring a goal.

The situation is different in the Copa Sudamericana, a tournament in which they scored goals in the two matches they played. They drew 1-1 against Racing de Montevideo in Uruguay and won 4-0 at the Neo Química Arena against Nacional from Paraguay. On Tuesday, they travel to Buenos Aires to face Argentinos Juniors.

In the Brasileirão, Corinthians will try to break the bad streak next Sunday when they host Fluminense, the reigning champion of the Copa Libertadores.

Zagallo documentary

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