Mantuan meets friend Lucas Pires again “on the other side” of the field

Midfielder Mantuan, from Corinthians, will meet an old friend again this Wednesday. On the other hand, playing saints, will be his former teammate Lucas Pires, who should be a starter in the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil. The first game between the teams will be at Neo Química Arena, at 21:30 (Brasília time).

“I’ve played with Lucas (Pires), I know him very well. He played the entire base with me. It’s going to be a really cool match. We always talk about it. We (Corinthians’ squad) are very prepared, not only for this jungle -kills, but Libertadores too”, said the shirt 31 in the mixed zone after the 1-0 victory over Goiás, last Sunday.

Lucas Pires played for 12 years in the youth teams of Timão before moving to Baixada Santista last year to join the under-20 team.

This year, he went up to professional after standing out in the Copa São Paulo and made his debut against the former clubin a 2-1 victory, still for Paulistão, in the Corinthians arena.

On the other hand, Mantuan remained in the capital and was a starter in the state classic, when Alvinegro was defeated. He has been gaining several opportunities in Vítor Pereira’s team, being one of the versatile pieces of the team – he has already played in his original position, but also as a winger and right-back.

This year, Mantuan has already scored four times, sharing the vice-leadership of the artillery ranking with Jô, Paulinho and Adson, another from the base. Róger Guedes was the one who scored the most, with eight goals.

Regarding assists, Mantuan adds one in 2022. On the other hand, Lucas Pires has not yet stole the nets, but has already given five passes for goals at Peixe this season.

Last Monday, the winger congratulated the midfielder on his 21st birthday. In the photos published on social networks, Lucas Pires erased the Corinthians badge from his uniform, since, at the time, he was a base player for the club and is currently in the rival.

Lucas Pires congratulates Mantuan on his birthday and hides Corinthians shield. (Photo: Playback/social networks)

Both should start this Wednesday, when Corinthians and Santos meet at 21:30 (Brasília time), for the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil. Lucas Pires is practically certain on the left-back, while Mantuan should play on the right wing, unless Willian is fit for the game.

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