CS Alagoano vs Athletico Paranaense for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Saturday at Rei Pelé Stadium.
The CSA is under pressure for the poor campaign it has been doing in the elite league of Brazilian football, CSA has only six points and is in the nineteenth place in the leaderboard. Azulão returns to play before their fans and faces Athletico-PR in Maceió, game for the eleventh round of Serie A of Brasileirão.
This game will be the debut of coach Argel Fucks at home, who is replacing for the dismissed Marcelo Cabo. He has to avoid the return of the CSA to the second division of the Brazilian Championship, but in his first game, the team failed to score when losing to Corinthians 1-0.
With just one win, three draws and six defeats, players and coach want to try to improve this record, coach Argel tested throughout the week a different tactical system with the team and can use this training for the showdown this Saturday.
The Paranaense, after drawing with Flamengo by 1-1 in regular time, they won against the Cariocas on penalties and stamped the qualification in Maracanã for the semi-finals of the Brazil Cup. Athletico-PR will have another challenging game ahead, as they will play with Boca Juniors next Wednesday for the last 16 of the Libertadores of America. Because of this situation. coach Tiago Nunes must spare several starters, and so the Hurricane will be made up mostly of reserves in this duel against the CSA.
Márcio Azevedo and Ron were already out, both are suspended. Others, such as Santos, Bruno Guimarães and Marco Rubben, should be spared for the clash with Boca. This further reduces the chances of the team, that does not perform well when playing away from home.
Athletico Paranaense will use a second choice squad, but despite that, it’s still of sufficient quality to win CSA.