The Copa do Brasil final between Flamengo and Atletico Paranaense is delicately poised ahead of Wednesday night's second leg.
The sides drew 1-1 in the first leg of the Brazilian Cup decider last week with
Marcelo opening the scoring for the home side with a superb 25-year drive in the 17th minute. Amaral equalised for Flamengo though with another thumping drive from distance
just minutes later.
Flamengo's Amaral aims for the onion bag (Getty Images)
The return match takes place at Rio de Janeiro's world famous Maracana stadium at 2350 GMT with Flamengo confident they will lift the trophy in front of their home fans. Flamengo keeper Felipe told reporters ahead of the clash:
"We lost an early goal but our heads didn’t go down and we played well considering we were away from home.
"A lot of our fans came a long way for this game and that inspires us. In front of 80,000 supporters at the Maracana we’ll do our best to repay them."
Hernane of Flamengo fights for the ball (Getty Images)
A 0-0 draw will suffice for the home side thanks to Amaral's crucial away goal last week and Flamengo striker Hernane believes his side will be difficult to beat, adding:
"It's going to be difficult to take this title away from us. I am hoping that things go our way and that I can score a goal in such an important match."
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