One of the most exciting matches in the historic campaign of Corinthians in the Libertadores title he completes exactly eight years old this Saturday. On the same date, in 2012, Timão beat Vasco in Pacaembu by 1 to 0, for the quarter-finals of the competition, in a dispute that does not leave Fiel’s memory.
After drawing 0-0 in the first leg, Corinthians needed a simple victory to advance to the semifinals in the search for the unprecedented title. With Pacaembu full, coach Tite joined the team with Cássio, Alessandro, Chicão, Leandro Castán and Fábio Santos; Ralf, Paulinho, Danilo and Alex; Jorge Henrique and Emerson Sheik.
After a truncated first half, and with little chance of scoring for both sides, the emotion came with everything in the final stage. At 18 minutes, the move that changed the history of Timão in that Libertadores was built. After blocking Alessandro’s shot, Diego Souza came free from goal towards the goal.
The Corinthians fan held his breath as the Vasco striker advanced. At the same time, Cássio came out of the goal and positioned himself face to face with his opponent. Diego Souza finished placed, and the Corinthians goalkeeper fell to the defense that entered the history of the club.
Following in corner kick, Nilton still stamped indent of Cassio. Fiel was not discouraged, starting to sing louder at Pacaembu and won another support: Tite was eventually expelled by the referees and, instead of watching the rest of the game in the boxes, joined the fans in the stands.
It was from there that the coach saw Paulinho’s goal that sealed the classification. At 43 minutes, Alex took a corner kick and the steering wheel went up alone in the middle of the area to test hard in the corner to declare the victory of TImão.
The classification put the team in the semifinals against Santos. After passing by the São Paulo rival, Corinthians beat Boca Juniors in the decision and lifted the Libertadores cup in an unbeaten manner.