Students will visit Athletico Paranaense this Thursday night as part of the first leg of the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals. El Pincha seeks to get into the top four on the continent for the first time since 2009, the edition in which he won the title. Come and find out about the schedule, the television and the probable formations in the previous one of this great match butler.
At what time do Athletico Paranaense – Estudiantes play?
The game will start at 21.30 of Argentina in the Baixada Arenastadium located in Curitiba, Brazil. The main referee will be the Venezuelan Jesus Valenzuela and will be assisted by his compatriots Jorge Urrego and Tulio Moreno. The fourth appointed judge is Alexis Herrera, also from Venezuela. While, Julio Bascuñán will be in charge of the VAR.
This is how the Arena da Baixada will be. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer
How to watch Athletico Paranaense – Estudiantes?
The televising of the meeting will be in charge of Fox Sports. In any case, you will be able to follow minute by minute through the website of Oleas usual.
How is Athletico Paranaense coming?
The team led by Philip Scolari came to this round after eliminating Paraguayan Freedom 3-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. That series was very close and was defined in an agonizing way, because Rómulo scored the decisive goal in the last minute of the rematch.
The celebration of Parananese after the agonizing classification. Photo:. EFE / Nathalia Aguilar
In addition to staying alive in the Libertadores, the Brazilian team continues to stand up in the two competitions in their country: the Brasileirão and the Copa Brasil. In their previous league match, they won 1-0 at Sao Paulo and reached fourth place in the tournament. In the local cup they are in the quarterfinals, where they tied the first leg goalless against flamingo.
For this meeting, the DT will already be able to count on his star signing of this transfer market: Fernandinho. The ex Manchester City He did not arrive in time to play the round of 16, but he is already registered for this round and, barring a last-minute injury, he will make his cup debut tonight.
Scolari wants to win his third Libertadores as DT. Photo: REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer
Let us remember that the 37-year-old midfielder returned to soccer in his country after not renewing his contract with the team Pep Guardiola because he wanted to return to Brazil. For this reason, the Rojinegro, the club that saw him born, contacted him and brought him with the aim of winning this edition of the Cup.
How do students arrive?
El Pincha qualified for the quarterfinals after beating Fortaleza. Photo: EFE/ Demian Alday Estevez
those of the Russian Zielinsky They are going through a bad streak. After beating 3-0 Fortress to get into the quarterfinals of this competition, el Pincha only won one game of his last six presentationsin addition to being removed from the Argentine Cup against Belgrano.
In the local tournament they are 22nd with only 12 points, far from the top positions. However, in the annual table they still remain sixth, in an area of South American Cup.
The only doubt that the coach has ahead of this duel is in defense, where he could line up his new reinforcement Nehuen Paz, which has not yet debuted. In case of not being a starter, his place would be occupied by George Morelwho is the one who has been playing as the first central defender.
El Pincha faces its first Libertadores quarters since 2010. (Juan Mabromata / AFP).
Meanwhile, up front, everything is given so that Mauro Méndez plays from the start for the first time. The also new Pincha player, who debuted last Saturday in the 0-0 draw against Banfield would replace the injured Loco Díaz. Meanwhile, Mauro Boselli would start from the bench after recovering from a tear.
Athletico Paranaense: bento; Luis Orejuela, Pedro Henrique, Thiago Heleno, Abner Vinicius; Fernandinho, Erick, Agustin Canobbio, Vitor Bueno, Tomas Cuello; Victor Roque. DT: Felipe Scolari.
Students: Mariano Andujar; Leonardo Godoy, Agustín Rogel, Jorge Morel or Nehuén Paz, Luciano Lollo, Emmanuel Mas; Fernando Zuqui, Jorge Rodríguez, Manuel Castro; Pablo Piatti and Mauro Mendez. DT: Ricardo Zielinski.
The winner of this key will face Mineiro or Palmeiras,