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Vagner Love starts up top as Corinthians make four changes


Corinthians will attempt to bounce back from a difficult road draw at Cruzeiro and claim all three points tonight at Clássico Alvinegro rivals Santos.

Corinthians eliminated Santos on penalties back in the Campeonato Paulista semi-finals en-route to claiming their third-straight state title.

Vagner Love comes back into manager Fabio Carille’s typical 4-1-4-1 as Gustagol will start the game on the bench.

Ramiro will come from the wing to take Junior Sornoza’s spot in the middle of the part, which allows Ramiro to make his fifth start of the season out wide.

Meanwhile, Manoel and Bruno Mendez replace Marllon and Michel on the back line.

Walter gets another start in goal with Cássio away with the Brazilian national team.

Here’s a look at Jorge Sampaoli’s squad, who come into the match in second place on 17 points.