Playing at home, the Corinthians defeated their fans by drawing 1-1 with América-MG, for the 8th round of the Brasileirão Série A. Timão’s goal was scored by Gustavo, while Aloísio scored for Coelho. With the tie, the Corinthians lost the Brasileirão lead to their opponents Palmeiras, who defeated Santos 1-0.
The Corinthians ’equalizer was scored in the 38th minute of the second period, and it was clear from the Premiere broadcast that the fans present at the Neo Quimica Arena were excited and“ raised their voices ”at the stadium. From there came Casagrande’s statement that angered many Corinthians:
“The goal is to please the Corinthian fans who have hitherto been quiet, asleep.”
Via twitter, many fans criticized Casagrande’s statement, with saying they could no longer accept the former striker commenting on club games:
LACK OF LEADERSHIP
The home tie left the Corinthians with 15 points, in third place. Timão will return to the field next week, where he will face Atlético-GO away from home on June 4, at 8:30 p.m., for the 9th round of the Brasileirão Serie A.