For the fifth consecutive year, Coritiba ends the Brasileirão fighting against relegation
O Coritiba ended its participation in the season with a defeat of 2 to 0 against the black Bridgein Campinas and closed its participation in the Brasileirão 2020 in 15th place with 46 points, outside the Copa Sudamericana group.
Another season in which the Coxa-Branca fan wants to forget. It has been five years since Verdão enters the national competition and the maximum goal he can achieve is not to fall for Serie B. In the 2020 Brazilian Championship, the alviverde team had only 40% success, with 11 wins in 38 games disputed. Throughout the competition there were three changes of coaches, and only three rounds in the top ten.
Coritiba in the Brasileirão
Needing to give an answer to the fan after again failing in the Paranaense Championship, in which he lost in both games to rival Atlético-PR (3 to 0 and 2 to 0), staying with the runner-up, Coritiba, trained by Gilson Kleina, started the competition well by staying in the middle of the table. However, the commander could not stand the pressure for the poor results and after the 4-3 defeat by Chapecoense in Vila Capanema Kleina was fired by the board of directors Alviverde.
The technical assistant Pachequinho had the responsibility to take over the club. The team continued with oscillations during the competition, having ups and downs, but it was in the defeat by Atlético-MG by 2 to 1 in Minas and consequently in the disagreement between Juan and the coach, that he lost the command of the team and the climate tension hovered over Verdão. The club appeared for many rounds in the relegation zone and the drop of water for the board came after the negative result for Vitória, in Salvador, which left Coritiba in 19th position.
Given this, another trainer was announced: Paulo César Carpegiani, whose goal was to free the Z4 team. The experience of Carpa had an effect: the climate improved, the results came and the club reached 12th place, giving a great advance in the table and encouraging the fan Alviverde to dream for a moment in the search for one of the vacancies in the liberadores. However, the reality of the team came to the fore in the following rounds, with five games without a win, the club again fought not to stay in the Z4.
In return, the team had a beautiful campaign in the Copa Sudamericana, going to the quarterfinals of the tournament, (losing the place against Atlético Nacional, current champion of the Libertadores), something historic for the club. The thigh-white relief only came after the 36th round of the Brazilian, in a 2-2 draw against Flamengo in the crowded Maracanã and the stay in Serie A. Thus, the team went to the last two rounds thinking about one of the places for the 2017 South American Championship. However, the club chose to throw away the chance to compete in the international competition by placing an alternative team in the last round and finishing in 15th place.
The cast is now officially on vacation and returns to their activities on January 4, 2017, when they start their pre-season again in Foz do Iguaçu.
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