Sao Paulo take on Ceará in a duel that deserves to be calm before the decision
Sao Paulo faces Ceara in the present day (18), at 16:00, in Castelao, for the twenty seventh spherical of the Brasiliao, in a direct confrontation towards the Ceara group. Both have the similar variety of factors, 31, wins, attracts and defeats in the league, however the Tricolors are forward of Vossão on aim distinction and occupy thirteenth place.
In the occasion of failure away from dwelling, Sao Paulo won’t solely be overtaken by Ceara, however might additionally end the spherical in seventeenth place, the first exterior the relegation zone. For that, it’s sufficient for Coritiba and Fortaleza to win their matches.
And even worse: it can rework the recreation towards Avaí subsequent Sunday, the final one before the Copa Sudamericana closing, into one other decider. Struggling towards sticking, the group from Santa Catarina is presently in 18th place.
Tricolor travels to Ceará, due to this fact, not solely to avoid Z-4 in the Brasileirão, but in addition in search of calm in the preparation for the closing towards Independiente Del Valle, on October 1, in Córdoba, Argentina. A potential win in Castellao will cut back the weight of the subsequent match in Morumbi.
Despite the significance of the continental title, which can be the tricolors’ first exterior the state of Sao Paulo in a decade, coach Rogerio Ceni is conscious of the group’s worrying state of affairs in Brasilia – the place they’re with out a win in 4 video games, with two losses and two attracts. , and has by no means been demoted. No extra fats to burn.
“We have to use every part we now have to not take a threat in the Brazilian. Of course, the title is essential, however taking a threat on the Brazilian is one thing we can not permit to occur,” Cheney stated at the newest press convention when requested about the matches towards Ceara and Avai.
“We cannot let the Brazilian go. It’s gotten to a level the place you’ll be able to’t depart it for later in the Brazilian. So we’ll strive to play as onerous as potential in these two video games, each towards Ceara and towards Avai,” he stated.
As for the group that faces Ceara in the present day, the Sao Paulo coach has to spare some gamers who performed towards Flamengo due to bodily causes, however the thought is to choose the greatest obtainable.
“We can have to make a very aggressive group. It’s onerous to play there [no Castelão] and now we face groups that have rested all week. That makes the distinction,” Seni stated.
Ceara vs Sao Paulo
Championship: Round 27 of the Brasileirão
Date: sunday (18)
hour: 16:00 (Brazil time)
Referee: Maguelson Lima Barbosa
Assistant 1: Alessandro Alvaro Rocha de Matos (FIFA)
Assistant 2: Leila Nayara Moreira da Cruz (FIFA)
VAR: Adriano Milchski