Roth: This is the game of our lives

Internacional coach Celso Roth has described his side's Copa Libertadores semi-final, second leg with fellow Brazilian side Sao Paulo as "the game of our lives".

Roth's men hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg as they bid to progress to the final against Guadalajara and secure a place in the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi later this year, with the Mexican side ineligible to represent South America in the competition.

Roth said: "This is the game of our lives for both Inter and Sao Paulo. I only have to do a speech or talk to the players if the game is not that important."

This is the game of our lives for both Inter and Sao Paulo. I only have to do a speech or talk to the players if the game is not that important.
Celso Roth, Internacional head coach

Defender Indio is hoping to win his 10th title with Inter, but believes it will not be easy at all. "We know we are facing a very difficult challenge," he said. "We hope we can get a good result and then clinch the title."

Sao Paulo coach Ricardo Gomes may field a more attacking side for their home game at the Morumbi with three powerful forwards in Ricardo Oliveira, Dagoberto and Fernandao.

"This is what we wanted the first training day of the year," Gomes said. "We did not play like we wanted in the first leg and now we have to recover a one-goal deficit. We need this result to have a reason to justify the plan we had set."