No fear of tomorrow
Huge. This is the size of the Coritiba classification on the night of Wednesday, September 28, 2020. The referee had not sounded the first whistle and Coxa was already at a disadvantage. Defeat on the way, 50 thousand Argentines filling the stadium on the way back and a historic fast of victories outside the country. There were many variables against Verdão.
If it weren't enough, the Argentine team still put the ball in the net first at home, widening the gap that Coritiba would need to climb. Many may have given up there, after Bieler's bicycle. But there were those who did not give up. And some of those were in the field in Córdoba.
Turned on the rival field, reassembled in the confrontation, heroic classification in penalties. Ingredients that made the thigh-white night epic and lived by the radio waves and the distorted image of a link on the internet with insertions by Pablo Escobar every five minutes.
First victory outside Brazil in an official game in its entire history, more than heroic classification becoming a duel as a visitor against an Argentine team. Before the game, few believed it was possible. After leaving behind at the legendary Mário Kempes stadium, the disbelief was total. The night, however, reserved a historic outcome for Coxa.
The crowd understood the moment, lived the ecstasy, felt the almost new emotions. Victory away from home, away from the country. Warm and thunderous reception at the airport on the way back to its people. Coritiba went from hell to heaven and ended up in the arms of its followers.
Forget what's next, thigh-white supporter. Surrender yourself to the massive delusion that was that journey in Cordoba. Celebrate, flaunt your pride, your vibrancy and shout to the winds that only six games remain for the title. Everything is allowed. What comes in the next phase will come only when the next phase arrives. At this moment, Coritiba is classified. Who can predict what will happen? Live this victory, without fear of tomorrow.
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