Starting squad Sao Paulo beat Ceará in Castellão, break hunger strike and climb steps in Brasilia

O Sao Paulo began the spherical with the rope round his neck, pressed by the tempo of the spherical. But on a day in which he performed good soccer, with coach Rogério Ceni betting massive and climbing to the beginning base, he beat Ceara 2-0 in the center of Castellao, broke a number of personal hunger strikes and bought a breather in his private battle for keep away from relegation, c Brazilian Championship.

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The tricolors managed to beat the poor and confused officiating in the primary half of the match, with the penalty in their favor canceled after the advice of the VAR, the Vozão participant despatched off and a really tense ambiance among the many Ceara followers who performed every part they’d their fingers on the pitch, offended.

However, the Paulists outdid themselves. With Calleri’s aim in the identical opening section, which he scored once more eight video games later, they received away from residence once more after greater than two months and broke a taboo of not beating Ceará at residence since 2015. In the tip, the house group nonetheless had yet another participant despatched off.

There was nonetheless time for Bustos, one of many Tricolores’ signings in this switch window, to pounce on Igor Gomes’ cross to attain his first aim in a Sao Paulo shirt.

With the end result and till the publication of this report, the Tricolor rises to thirteenth place in the desk, with 34 factors, six forward of the nightmare zone, which provides it some breath of air, occupied with the rivalry of the ultimate of the Copa Sudamericana. Vozão follows him with 31, in 14th place.


The match began with a choke for Sao Paulo. In the primary minute of the sport, Mendonza acquired the ball via Jo, completed and Felipe Alves prevented the primary aim of the sport for Vozao.

In a decent recreation, with loads of marking in midfield, probabilities have been nonetheless scarce. In 11′, Pablo Maia took a threat with an extended shot that went over Joao Ricardo’s crossbar. Shortened, the play was nonetheless fouled.

Everything modified at 22′. On an excellent counter assault by Sao Paulo, Alisson crossed from the correct, Calleri completed and the keeper saved. However, the ball was left for Patrick, who crossed already contained in the penalty space in the measure to check the Argentine and finish his eight-game spell with out scoring in the tricolor shirt.

The conceded aim pressured Ceara to search for a extra offensive recreation. Which creates Tricolor anticipated holes. In the twenty fifth minute, after Richardson tangled with Diego Costa, who needed a penalty, Caleri stole the ball on a foul clearance from Alvinegra and entered the penalty space, however his shot was blocked by the ball.

The tune remained the identical in the preliminary stage. And Ceara defender Luis Ottavio has change into an unwitting character. First he appeared free in the realm however kicked. Then on 34′ he dropped Calleri. The referee initially awarded a penalty. But then the foul was referred to as after a VAR evaluate and the participant was despatched off, leaving Vozão with one much less. At the kick-off, six minutes later, Alisson rolled to Pablo Maia, who kicked and referred to as for an excellent save from Joao Ricardo.

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Maguelsson Lima Barbosa was in cost of simply the second Serie A recreation of his total profession and was fully misplaced after the important missed penalty. The incident ultimately fully modified the habits of the gamers, who started to feign fouls and aggression, and even the Castellao followers answerable for throwing bottles and cups on the grass.

Despite the ambiance created, the final stage began with soccer, which is at all times useful for everybody. And Sao Paulo with three modifications, inspired by Rogerio Ceni, went after the second aim. In 9′ after a nook, Gallopo hit the crossbar, and Bustos knocked the ball out.

Even with one much less on the sector, nevertheless, Ceara additionally wanted a optimistic end result. And the group went on the assault. In the sixteenth minute, on a counter assault, Mendonza crossed to Vina, who delivered a stupendous shot that noticed the ball go over the bar for Sao Paulo.

The reply from Sao Paulo adopted. In 20′, Gallopo dominated from the sting of the penalty space and completed for an excellent save by Joao Ricardo. Three minutes later, the Ceara goalkeeper appeared once more, making an excellent save from Pablo Maia’s shot. The archer nonetheless had time to melt Bustos’ brow.

In the final stretch of the ultimate section, Ceara even occupied properly the areas left by Sao Paulo and grew into the sport, making the most of the opponent’s fatigue. However, Ze Roberto attacked Diego Costa with out the ball and was ultimately despatched off, leaving the Alvinegro facet enjoying with 9 on the pitch in the final ten minutes, killing any probability of a response. However, in the forty seventh, throughout the counterattack, Marcos Guillerme crossed to Igor Gomes, who discovered Bustos in the penalty space. The Argentine arrange the web and sealed the ultimate rating.

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In the following spherical, Sao Paulo will face Avai on Sunday (25), at 20:00 (GMT), in Morumbi, in a match that has been anticipated by the CBF because of the controversy of the Copa Sudamericana closing in Córdoba, Argentina, towards Independiente del Valle, from Ecuador, on October 1, at 17:00 (Brazil time).

Ceara performs on the twenty eighth (Wednesday), from 21:45 (Brazilian time). There is one other head-to-head conflict in the relegation battle towards Coritiba, in Coto Pereira.


place: Castellao, in Fortaleza (CE)
Date and time: 09/18/2022 (Sunday), 16:00 (Brazil time)
Referee: Maguelson Lima Barbosa (DF)
auxiliary means: Alessandro Alvaro Rocha de Matos (BA) and Leila Nayara Moreira da Cruz (DF) (each FIFA)
VAR: Adriano Milczwski (PR)
viewers and income: Not disclosed

yellow playing cards: Joao Ricardo, Nino Paraiba, Richard, Gabriel Lacerda and Jo (Ceara); Rodrigo Nestor and Luciano (Sao Paulo)
pink playing cards: Luis Ottavio 38 minutes from Q1 and Ze Roberto 39 minutes from Q2 (Ceará)

Calleri (head) 22 minutes from Q1 (0-1) and Bustos 47 minutes from Q2 (0-2)

John Ricardo; Nino Paraiba (Vazquez, 2/37), Mesias, Luis Ottavio and Victor Luis (Diego, 2/37); Richard Coelho, Richardson (Gabriel Lacerda 41/1) and Vina (Guierme Castillo, 18/2); Lima, Mendoza and Ho (Zé Roberto, 2/18)
technician: Lucho Gonzalez

Felipe Alves; Rafinha (Igor Vinicius, half), Diego Costa, Leo and Wellington; Pablo Maya, Rodrigo Nestor (Gallopo, half time) and Alisson (Marcos Guillerme, 26/2); Patrick (Igor Gomes, 2/37), Luciano (Bustos, half time) and Calleri
technician: Rogerio Ceni


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