September 19, 2018 1:15 AM
The Caracas FC appears again today in the rehabilitated stadium of the UCV to face the Brazilian Atlético Paranaense in the round of the Copa Sudamericana-2018.
"To return to the Olympic is to feel comfortable." It gives you identity, security, confidence, "said the coach of the capital team, former Venezuelan coach Noel & Chita & # 39; Sanvicente, awaiting the reopening of the location for crossing the cup butler.
The return shake will be next October 3 in the city of Curitiba. Due to repairs to the damaged Olympic lawn, the Caracas had been champion of Venezuelan 11 times during the first and second stages of the international competition at the Metropolitan Stadium of Cabudare, about 350 km from its natural home.
Winning streak The Caracas accumulates four consecutive victories in the Closing Tournament-2018 Venezuelan. The last triumph took place last Saturday, with the Sanvicente team dominating 2-1 at home from Portuguesa thanks to goals from midfielders Robert Hernández and Néstor Canelón. With his good moment, the Reds of Ávila are in the qualifying zone of the Clausura playoffs. The Paranaense broke a chain of three defeats in a row in the Brasileirao on Sunday and defeated Flinfense 3-1. The attacking midfielder Raphael Veiga had a brilliant performance for the Brazilian Hurricane, with goal and assistance.
"The team showed that they have the conditions to become better," coach Tiago Nunes said at a press conference.
Certainties and doubts. The Colombian Jesús Arrieta, after the departure of Edwuin Pernía (Deportes Iquique, Chile) and Fernando Aristeguieta (América de Cali, Colombia), became an emergency reference at the front of Caracas. Add 11 goals in 2018.
"He has fulfilled what we have not found is his ideal companion", emphasizes Sanvicente. Diomar Diaz and Daniel Saggiomo fight for the position of & # 39; 10 & # 39; in the line-up, to play behind Arrieta's back. Another doubt is the presence of the central Rubert Quijada, who comes from an injury.
In the list of travelers of the Paranaense there are important novelties: the mediocampista Wellington and the attacker Rony, both called to be the holder today. The team also restores Marcelo Cirino.