World champ Corinthians loses to 3rd-division club
Club World Cup winner Corinthians is facing an onslaught of
criticism after a humbling loss to a third-division club in the
Corinthians, with Alexandre Pato playing up front, was heavily
favored in the matchup against minnow Luverdense in the first leg
of the round-of-16 of the Brazilian cup on Wednesday, but fell 1-0
after a lackluster performance that left players and coaches
struggling to find words to try to explain the result.
Corinthians coach Tite said: ”I won’t accept people calling
this embarrassing, it would be disrespectful. We just played very
Luverdense, founded less than 10 years ago, can advance with a
draw in the return leg at the Pacaembu Stadium next week.
Corinthians beat Chelsea 1-0 in the final of FIFA’s Club World
Cup last December.