For staying in the elite, Nacional travels to face the Hurricane
The first Saturday of May (2) will be a decision for the National. The last round of the Death Tournament marks the permanence in the elite Paranaense, or the relegation to the Second. Depending only on you to remain among the best in the state, Rolândia's team faces the already classified Atlético Paranaense, at the Arena da Baixada, at 6:30 pm.
Occupying second place in the table, the NAC, with 8 points, just can't lose to achieve the classification for next year's Serie A. The opponent is the first placed Hurricane, with 10 points and the guaranteed classification, which will enter the field with a reserve team, since the focus is on the Copa do Brasil. Three points ahead of third-placed Rio Branco, a victory or a draw already solve the situation of Nacional and demote Leão da Serra, who faces Prudentópolis, already demoted.
For the confrontation, coach Gilberto Papagaio continues without counting on defender Balbinot, midfielders Neno and Ataíde, and midfielder Dodô, who are still in the medical department. Also missing are defender Douglas, sent off in the last round, and striker Paulinho, suspended after receiving the third consecutive yellow card. Already the midfielder Jeferson Negueba fulfilled the suspension and is available to the coach.
On Thursday (30) and on this Friday (1st) training sessions were held to get the last details right before heading to Curitiba. Rehearsed plays, counterattacks and scoring were privileged in these practices, with an eye on the positive result against Atlético.
ATLÉTICO PARANAENSE X NACIONAL
Atlético-PR: Alexandre Cajuru; Daniel Borges, Rafael Zuchi, Marcão and Lucas Olaza; Otávio, Bruno Mota, Gustavo Marmentini, Nikão and Crysan; Caique.
National: Aleks; Caíque, Léo Alemão, Fernandinho and João Victor; Vitão, Carlos Junior, Thiago and Jeferson; Tcharlles and Paulista.
Technical: Gilberto Papagaio
Local: Joaquim Américo Stadium (Baixada), in Curitiba-PR
Date / Time: 05/02/2015, at 18:30
Referee: José Mendonça da Silva Júnior
Assistants: Weber Felipe Silva and Giovani Marcos Matielo
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