Atletico Paranaense – Fluminense, Match stakes for both sides

Arena in Curitiba, Parana, a local team Fluminense will meet Thursday night in a game that is part of the first stage of the return of the first Brazilian league.

Atletico Paranaense occupy only place in Serie A leading play-off of the Copa Libertadores. Halfway through the season it has the same number of points as the last team on the podium, Gremio. Atletico PR is unbeaten in campionatde mid July when the yield on ground at Coritiba. Since then followed eight wins and four draws. After a series of four victories Monday night drew on his land Vasco (0: 0). Home team coached by Vagner Mancini is unbeaten in first Brazilian league in September 2011. After a series of four draws from early August until now has five wins tied internal in four of those games scoring two goals each.

Vagner Mancini might not be able to use it on Lusz Alberto player who needed stitches injury suffered in game Vascio. That would be a new blow for the hosts who can not rely neither on the left defender Pedro Botelho. Another defender, Willian Rocha will most certainly absent all season.

Fluminense was departed from the relegation places after hard Bahia last Sunday. Success 1: 0 came after a series of three matches without a win, the series received two goals each time. Fluminense currently occupies 14th place with 22 points, being three points above the relegation line. Away Fred and company are hard to beat lately, losing only to Sao Paulo in five previous trips, after previously had failed four games in a row. In four of the last five games played away from their arena for Fluminense I had goals in both gates.

Vanderlei Luxemburgo could make several changes from the team that defeated Bahia. Marker scorer of three points, Biro Biro could be holder. In November 1st and Rafael Sobis will return.

In the first leg played in four and a half months ago Fluminense won 2: 1. Interestingly, in the previous seven direct confrontation visitors never failed to take all the points. From November 2011 until now all six have had direct confrontations goals in both gates.