When defending a target Sao PauloRogerio Ceni starred in several historical moments against Corinthians. The current Sao Paulo coach, at 8pm, will be hoping to revive the good memories of ending the negative sequence of six straight draws for Tricolor (five of which are still under the leadership of his predecessor, Hernan Crespo).
Sene’s last memory against Alfinegra is the best it can be. Still at Flamengo, he managed to lead his team to a 2-1 victory and took an important step towards securing the Brazil 2020 title.
But as a coach, the story didn’t always end with a happy ending for him. In most games, Ceni got the worst of it. In the nine times he faced Corinthians, the coach won only that match last year, drawing four and losing four more – adding to spells in Fortaleza and Sao Paulo.
Rogerio Ceni in a match against Corinthians – Photo: Mauro Horita/Stadium Content
The Corinthians’ last defeat was at Morumbi under Rogerio Ceni. In 2017, in the first match of the semi-finals of the Campeonato Paulista, Alvinegra won 2-0 and sent the rating to the final.
The match was marked by Rodrigo Cayo’s clean performance. On this occasion, Corinthians player Joe received a yellow card after referee Luiz Flavio de Oliveira saw the attacker’s move in the hands of goalkeeper Renan Ribeiro. After that, Rodrigo Caillou was honest and told the referee that Aldous was his own (Remember the video below).
Since that showdown, Tricolor has had four wins and three draws at home against one of its biggest rivals.
Clean Throw: Watch how Rodrigo Caillou made the referee take Joe’s yellow card
If Corinthians have few positive memories of Rogerio Ceni as a coach, the same cannot be said of Cene as a player.
During his 25 years in Sao Paulo, he faced former goalkeeper Timao in 67 matches, with 21 wins, 21 draws and 25 defeats. Despite the unfavorable number, there were historical moments in this relationship.
The goal that Rogerio Ceni passionately guards is the 100th goal. Reached the 2-1 . win mark About Corinthians, at Paulistão 2011, at Arena Barueri, in a free kick (Remember the video at the beginning of the report).
Victory in those classics ended a four-year taboo for São Paulo without overcoming Corinthians. In other words, the 100th goal match witnessed a double celebration by the tricolor fans.
Rogerio Ceni on the offense that caused São Paulo’s 100th goal – Photo: Luiz Perez Dias / VIPCOMM
Months later, Rogerio Ceni became embittered to face his rival. On June 26, 2011, Tricolor was defeated 5-0 in Pacaembu by Brasilirao. Ledson scored three times. But the goal scored by Corinthians came from the foot of Jorge Henrique. This is because the goal arose from the failure of Ceni.
Corinthians’ flavor was one of revenge, as in 2005 São Paulo took the former goalkeeper 5-1 ahead of his rival. The defeat witnessed the fall of coach Daniel Passarella at the time.
Before he was considered a crowd idol, Ceni won one of his first titles as a start against Corinthians. In 1998, Sao Paulo was the champion of Paulistao that year after winning 3-1, scoring goals for Ray and Franca (twice).
This fantastic last will act as Rogerio’s first derby when he returns to lead Sao Paulo.
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