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Sao Paulo will play Avai in a rehearsal for the South American final

Sao Paulo take to the discipline subsequent Sunday (25), at 20:00 (GMT), at Morumbi to face Avaí for the Brazilian championship. But the match, legitimate for the twenty eighth spherical, will serve not solely for the group to climb the Brasiliao desk, but additionally as a preparation for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, on October 1, in opposition to Independiente del Valle-EQU.

After the first week with 5 days off since the begin of June and the first week with greater than six days off since January, coach Rogerio Ceni will use the confrontation with Santa Catarina to refine the squad he considers very best for the determination in Cordoba and for the continuation of season in National. Ceni nonetheless hopes that Tricolor can come near the G4. Sao Paulo at present has 34 factors and is 11 factors behind Flamengo, who’re at present in 4th place.

And it was in opposition to the crimson and black carioca that the commander of Sao Paulo started to assemble the group in the manner he appreciated finest. With no quick gamers in assault, for most of the yr the coach used a 3-5-2. The concept was exactly to benefit from the offensive energy of wings Igor Vinicius and Reynaldo (or Wellington), whose strengths are supporting the assault.

But with a succession of selections, a rise in accidents and a dip in efficiency in the Brasileirão, Ceni needed to discover a substitute for transfer ahead in the cups. And he opted to revert to the 4-4-2 that was used for most of Paulista.

Despite shedding 3-1 to Flamengo, Sao Paulo carried out above expectations. He cornered the Carioca group, racked up photographs, however didn’t convert the photographs into objectives.

The system was preserved in opposition to Atlético-GO, which was the sport in which the group managed to mix a superior efficiency in opposition to the opponent, with the outcome being the qualification for the final in South America.

Thus the group shaped by Felipe Alves; Igor Vinicius, Diego Costa, Leo and Reynaldo; Pablo Maya, Rodrigo Nestor, Alison and Patrick; Luciano and Calleri must be on the discipline to search out much more rhythm in the match in opposition to Del Valle.

With 65 matches in the yr, Sao Paulo is the group that has performed the most matches in 2022. After the confrontation with Avai, Sao Paulo begins preparations for the match in Cordoba. It will be Morumbi’s farewell earlier than the final. Expectations are excessive for this sport.

For Sunday, Ceni will be with out Ferrarisi, known as up by the Venezuelan nationwide group, in addition to the injured Nikao, Arboleda, Caio and Gabriel Neves.

After the match with Avai, the group stayed in Sao Paulo till the twenty eighth, after they left for Argentina, the place they accomplished their preparations for the final in opposition to Independiente del Valle.

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