Corinthians maintained their own hundred percent winning record in the Copa Libertadores after a 4-0 victory over Uruguayan outfit Danubio.
The Brazilian outfit have already had a significant advantage over São Paulo coming into the match. They have now extended disadvantage to 6 points after São Paulo were defeated by San Lorenzo in their match. This result ensures that Corinthians can take their final two games in the group relatively easily. It would take heavy defeats from the matches in order to knock them off the top spot. Their final group match is against São Paulo.
Manager Tite seemed pleased after the match and this is also due to the good run of form shown by the club in the state Championships. Corinthians have a 11 point lead in the Paulista Group B after 13 matches. Tite said that managers can rarely enjoy their teams on the pitch, but this was an occasion where he could enjoy the match given that the performance of the players was amazing. Despite this victory, Corinthians still need to get some points in order to secure qualification to the next round of the Copa Libertadores. Reminding his players of this fact,Tite wanted more professionalism in the next two matches.
“I want to praise a good, good performance for more, there (pointing up). One thing I was proud, the team grew in my concept, by character, by killing the chest a lot of bad thing that happened on the pitch. Had a great game, a hell result, if not for the goalkeeper would have been an even more elastic score. The group is open, anyone can reach 12 points. We have an advantage, a good campaign, is not classified, we will seek, it is the best campaign in the history of Corinthians. It is difficult, but it is true that,” said Tite.