In a match valid for the 24th round of the Brazilian Championship, Tricolor suffered a 2-1 defeat to Fortaleza at Morumbi. The São Paulo goal was scored by James Rodríguez, who found the net for the first time for the club.
Now, São Paulo starts to work with full focus on the second game of the Copa do Brasil decider. The duel with Flamengo takes place this Sunday (24), at 4pm, at Morumbi. In the first leg, played at Maracanã, Dorival Júnior’s team won 1-0, with a goal scored by Calleri.
In this last game before the final, the opponents took the lead, opening the score after 15 minutes. Soon after, at 17, Tricolor had the opportunity to equalize, with Michel Araujo suffering a penalty. James Rodríguez went for the penalty, but the visitors’ goalkeeper saved it.
During the first half, the São Paulo team continued to apply pressure and created several scoring chances.
At the beginning of the second half, at seven minutes, Fortaleza added a maximum penalty. São Paulo did not get discouraged and continued looking for a reaction. In the 33rd minute, James Rodríguez scored with a low shot from outside the area.
Tricolor maintained its offensive posture until the last moments, but the opponents managed to hold on to a one-goal advantage until the final whistle.
SÃO PAULO 1 x 2 FORTALEZA
Local: Morumbi, in São Paulo (SP)
Data: 09/20/2023 (Wednesday)
Streaming: Globe and Premiere
São Paulo: Jandrei; Nathan, Diego Costa, Alan Franco and Welington; Luan (Pato, 34/2), Gabriel (Rodriguinho, 24/2) and Michel Araujo (Pedro Vilhena, 24/2); James, Luciano (David, 24/2) and Juan (Talles Costa, 34/2). Tech: Dorival Junior.
Goals: James, 33/2;
Fortaleza: João Ricardo; Tinga, Brítez, Titi and Bruno Pacheco (Escobar, 42/2); Caio Alexandre, José Welison (Lucas Sasha, 36/2) and Pochettino (Pedro Augusto, 27/2); Marinho (Yago Pikachu, 27/2), Lucero (Thiago Galhardo, 28/2) and Guilherme. Tech: Juan Pablo Vojvoda.
Goals: Jose Welison, 15/1; Lucero, 7/2
Yellow cards: Titi, 18/1; José Welison, 26/1; Diego Costa, 7/2; João Ricardo, 14/2; Nathan, 2/21; Marino, 23/2; Rodriguinho, 44/2; Thiago Galhardo, 48/2; Pedro Augusto, 52/2
Referee: Yuri Elino Ferreira da Cruz (RJ) Free Mp3 Download
Assistants: Luiz Claudio Regazone (RJ) and Lilian da Silva Fernandes Bruno (RJ)
Fourth Referee: Douglas Marques das Flores (SP)
Assessor: Vidal Cordeiro Lopes (BA)
Video Referee: Carlos Eduardo Nunes Braga (RJ)
AVAR: Silbert Faria Sisquim (RJ)
Video Referee Assistant 2: Vinicius Gomes do Amaral (MG)
VAR Observer: Pericles Bassols Pegado Cortez (RJ)
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