See how Paulista’s first match was

Vila Belmiro began the night with a festive ambiance and ended with a full celebration. On an evening of tributes to Pele, Santos defeated Mirasol 2-1, on the reverse, within the Paulistao 2023 opener.

  • Mirasol took the lead by Danielzinho and Marcos Leonardo equalized for Santos from the penalty spot within the first half. Lucas Braga scored the profitable aim in stoppage time within the final leg.
  • Marcos Leonardo missed one other penalty within the final shot of the sport.
  • Before the ball obtained rolling, Peixe and the São Paulo Football Federation (FPF) placed on a present to honor Pele’s legacy.
  • Both groups paid tribute to the jersey. Santos’ unique numbers had been supplemented with a mathematical operation for the calculation to supply ten – solely Soteldo, who wears the shirt immortalized by the King, didn’t change the quantity. Mirassol gamers had “Pelé” written on the again of their uniform.
  • After conceding the first aim, João Paulo emerged within the final half and saved the group.
  • With the victory, Santos briefly takes over the vice-leadership in Group A, behind Botafogo-SP on aim distinction.
  • Santos’ subsequent match is on Wednesday (18) in opposition to Guarani, away from house, at 21:35 (Brazil time). Mirasol returns to the sector a day earlier, at 19:30.

curiosity: The match additionally marked Odair’s debut Helman in command and reinforcements Joao Lucas, come and Mendoza with the jersey from the membership.

Party from begin to end

Minutes earlier than kick-off, all of the lights at Villa Belmiro had been turned off. Fans in attendance turned on the flashlights of their cellphones as a crown tribute was displayed on the garden, along with the King’s signature and signature tribute.

Edu, Clodoaldo, Lima and Manoel Maria, Pele’s former teammates at Santos, then carried a crown to a throne positioned within the middle of the pitch. The match even had a 10-minute break to cheer for Santos and the Brazilian idol.

However, the occasion ended with out consistency on the sector within the opening stage. What was seen within the first 45 minutes was a large area of Mirassol. The guests concerned the hosts, created a number of probabilities and didn’t give house to the opponent, who appeared misplaced and out of contact.

Mirasol’s aim, nevertheless, got here after a mistake by goalkeeper Joao Paulo, one in every of Santos’ major gamers in recent times. The ball bounced throughout the lane and the shooter took it.

With the rating tied, Peisse was on the lookout for a response, however bumped into a scarcity of creativity and took little hazard for the penalty. In the final a part of the first leg, Soteldo crossed and the ball slipped into the hand of a defender. Marcos Leonardo scored and equalized the match.

Backed by the followers, Santos improved within the second half and made a comeback. The new coach changed Zanocello with Sandri at half-time, however he did not get transferring once more till the thirty second minute of the second half. Lucas Braga, who got here off the bench, scored the decisive aim because the lights went out to cap off the night’s celebrations with a golden key.

Marcos Leonardo’s second penalty, saved by the goalkeeper, was not missed.


1×0. In the twenty sixth minute, Danielzinho took benefit from lengthy vary and despatched the ball into the left nook of the aim. The ball ultimately bounced to midway and caught Joao Paulo without warning, who ended up receiving it by tucking it in.

Mirasol gamers have a good time Danielzinho’s aim in opposition to Santos for Paulistao

Image: Maurício de Souza/Estadão Content

1×1. In the 41′, Luis Flavio de Oliveira went to the VAR sales space and scored a penalty after a overview of the play, the place the ball landed in Negeba’s hand after Soteldo’s cross. Marcos Leonardo went to the penalty spot, dispossessed Cesar and leveled the sport. He then wore a sash in Pele’s honor with the inscription “Eternal Pele” subsequent to Angelo.

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Marcos Leonardo carries a flag in honor of Pele after a aim within the match between Santos x Mirasol for Paulistao 2023

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Penalty overturned. In second-half stoppage time, Marcos Leonardo was introduced down within the space between two Mirasol defenders and Luis Flavio de Oliveira signaled for the penalty. However, the VAR indicated the overview and the match was referred to as off.

2×1. Shortly after, Santos launched a fast counter-attack down the left and Soteldo discovered Lucas Braga alone within the field, who pressed into the web to cap the sport.

Penalty saved. In the 57′ of the second half, Lucas Braga completed within the penalty space and the ball scraped Rainier’s hand. The referee went to the VAR sales space for the third time within the match and awarded a penalty. Marcos Leonardo struck once more, however goalkeeper Artur, who entered throughout the match, saved.

Data sheet

Santos 2 x 1 Mirasol

Tournament: 1st Round of the Paulista Championship

place: Villa Belmiro, in Santos (SP)

Date and time: January 14, 2023, 8:30 PM (Brazil Time)

Referee: Luis Flavio de Oliveira

VAR: Marcio Enrique de Gois

Assistants: Fabrini Bevilacqua and Gustavo Rodriguez

Objectives: Danielzinho (MIR), within the twenty sixth minute, Marcos Leonardo, from the penalty spot, within the forty first minute of the first half; and Lucas Braga,

Yellow playing cards: Vinicius Zanocello (SAN), Ze Mateus (MIR), Sandri (SAN), Cowan (MIR), Yuri (MIR), Rainier (MIR) and Arthur (MIR)

Saints: John Paul; Joao Lucas (Nathan), Maicon, Bowerman and Lucas Pires; Dodi (Camacho), Vinicius Zanocello (Sandri) and Soteldo; Angelo (Lucas Barbosa), Marcos Leonardo and Mendoza (Lucas Braga). Technician: Odair Hellmann.

Mirasol: Cesar (Arthur), Lucas Ramon, Luis Gustavo, Rainier and Guillerme Biro; Yuri, Danielzinho and Camilo (Gabriel); Negeba (Arnaldo), Everton Bala (Ze Mateus) and Ze Roberto (Cowan). Coach: Ricardo Catala.

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