Sao Paulo beat Sao Caetano 2-1 tonight (11) at Anacleto Campanella, and concluded the first stage of the competition in first place in Group 21, with a success rate of 100%. The winning goals were scored by Caio, who entered the final stage. Guilherme Tavares scored for ABC Paulista.
With the result confirmed, the team led by coach Alex finishes the group with nine points and will face São Bernardo in the second stage. Azulau, in second place, will face Londrina.
The locations, dates, and times of the next Tricolor game have yet to be determined.
Sao Paulo starts poorly, but Caio enters and decides in the second half
To close out the group stage, the already seeded São Paulo was selected, by Alex, with a mixed team: Young; Nathan (Baget), Gillherme (Louise Henrique), Luisao and Petrie (Samuel); Leo and Negrochi (Ithalo); Vitinho, Rodriginho (Cayo), Cowie; Maioli (Wanderer’s Tales).
The first half was balanced at the Anacleto Campanella, where Tricolor was exposed first, in the 21st minute, after a beautiful kick from Vitinho, and Max defended it. Missed a great opportunity for the goalkeeper to open the scoring. At the age of 39, São Paulo’s team started to freak out again with Rodrigono, who took advantage of a poor piece of defense and hit a cross, sending it off.
The host team’s response
Azulao responded in the last minutes and almost scored with Perino, who shot in the 45th minute from the corner and forced goalkeeper Young to make a great save. In the next step, after a corner kick, the ball deflected to the Sao Paulo defense and hit the crossbar.
São Caetano’s insistence on 47 was rewarded, when Arthur took a precise free kick and Guilherme Tavares looked free at the corner and hit Young.
Find the result
The final stage started with more steady triple colors, in search of an equaliser, which he almost knocked out in two minutes. Léo threw Cauê, faced Max and tried to roll to Vitinho, who didn’t arrive in time to finish.
In the 15th minute, Kawi received from the left side and a cross pass to Maioli, who controlled and kicked, but the ball was deflected in the defense. A minute later, Vitinho ran from the entrance to the area and finished down, but the defense was cut short again.
At the final stage of the match, the star of Caio – and coach Alex, who put the striker into the match in the 23rd minute. In six minutes, the 17-year-old turned the game in favor of Sao Paulo.
What a star…
At 28, Caio took advantage of a defensive error, bypassing Louise Guilherme and kicking high, Max won and tied the showdown. In the next minute, Talise Wonder gave a deep pass to the star of the match, who shot low and first put Sao Paulo ahead.
In the last 15 minutes, despite insistence, Azulau had only one good chance to score, in the 47th minute, after a header from Nay Bahia. Well positioned, Young spread out and block the equalizer.