Corinthians vs. Fortaleza: Thrilling Draw in South American Cup 2023

2023-09-27 02:41:13

Everything is decided in the return. Fortaleza achieved a valuable 1-1 draw on his visit to his compatriot Corinthians in the city of Sao Paulo, in the first leg of the semifinal of the South American Cup 2023.

Midfielder Zé Welison (22′), with a powerful header, gave the partial advantage to the team led by Argentine Juan Pablo Vojvoda, who is playing in their first semi-final of the international tournament.

There was controversy because the play of this goal Fortaleza It was reviewed in the VAR due to an alleged push by whoever scored. Although, upon seeing the images, the referee declared the goal valid.

But forward Yuri Alberto (40′) equalized for Corinthians, the popular ‘Timao’, champions of the 2012 Libertadores, at the Neo Química Arena World Cup stadium.

The local squad led by the experienced Vanderlei Luxemburgo, wasted the strength of its fans, the second largest in Brazil, and will now have to define the ticket to the final next Tuesday in Fortaleza (northeast).

The winner of the series will fight for the star on October 28 in Maldonado, Uruguay, against the winner between Liga de Quito – where the Peruvian attacker Paolo Guerrero plays – and Defensa y Justicia, who will play the ‘semi’ first leg on Wednesday in Ecuador. (AFP)

Ze Welinson put the visitors ahead. | Source: ESPN

Zapatazo by Yuri Alberto and a tie for Corinthians. | Source: D Sports

Corinthians vs. Strength: the party lineups

Corinthians: Cassio; Fagner, Gil, Lucas Verissimo, Fabio Santos; Moscardo, Maycon, Renato Augusto; Wesley, Giuliano and Yuri Alberto.

Fortaleza: John Ricardo; Tinga, Britez, Titi, Bruno Pacheco; Ze Welison, Caio Alexander, Pochettino, William; Marinho and Star.

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How does Corinthians arrive?

With little flashy football and backed by the reflexes of their goalkeeper Cássio, the São Paulo team has achieved its goal at the moment: they are tenth in the Brasileirao, with 30 points in 24 games, and are six points above the relegation zone.

In their last league match, on Friday in São Paulo, they gave a coup of authority by giving leader Botafogo (1-0) its third consecutive defeat.

“Now in the final stretch (of the season) we need to oscillate less. The Brasileirao is difficult to win, but in the Sudamericana there is very little left: there are three games to win that title,” said Paraguayan attacker Ángel Romero.

How does Fortaleza get there?

The ‘León’ arrived at this stage after leading Group H, above San Lorenzo (ARG), and after beating Libertad of Paraguay in the round of 16 and América Mineiro (BRA) in the quarterfinals.

The men led by Argentine Juan Pablo Vojvoda (eighth place in the Brasileirao, with 38 points) had an emotional farewell to their fans at the Fortaleza airport, from where they traveled to Sao Paulo with their maximum strength.

They barely feel the losses of attacker Pedro Rocha and midfielder Hércules, who is recovering from both operations. “We are going to continue doing our best to continue breaking taboos,” said midfielder Zé Welison.

Corinthians vs. Fortaleza: match schedules in the world

The meeting between Corinthians vs. Fortaleza They face each other this Tuesday from 7:30 pm Peruvian time. The schedules in other parts of the world are as follows:

Peru: 7:30 pmBrazil: 9:30 pmMexico: 6:30 pmColombia: 7:30 pmEcuador: 7:30 pmBolivia: 8:30 pmVenezuela: 8:30 pmParaguay: 8:30 pmArgentina: 9:30 pmUruguay: 9:30 pm
Chile: 9:30 p. m.

Where to watch Corinthians vs. Fortress via TV for League 1?

This meeting between Corinthians vs. Fortaleza for the Copa Sudamericana will be televised LIVE on the DirecTV signal (610 and 1610). You can also follow the incidents and the minute-by-minute transmission LIVE ONLINE on


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