Sao Paulo loses to Ciara, but on penalties, qualifies for the semi-finals of South America

Sao Paulo loses to Ciara, but on penalties, qualifies for the semi-finals of South America

Sao Paulo qualified for the semi-finals of the Copa Sudamericana. This Wednesday, at Arena Castellao, Ceará lost the team led by Rogerio Ceni with a score of 2 to 1, but on penalties, ended up getting the best, beating the hosts 4 to 3 to ensure the classification in the continental championship.

Mendoza and Guilherme Castillo scored Ciara’s goals in the regulatory time. Igor Vinícius Discounted Tricolor. On penalties, Patrick scored the decisive goal for the classification of Sao Paulo.

Atlético-GO will be the opponent of Sao Paulo in the next stage of the tournament. Dragon eliminated Nacional, from Uruguay, winning the first leg in Montevideo and the second leg in Goiania.

Sao Paulo has now turned its focus to the Brazilian Championship, a competition in which it has not won for six matches. Next Sunday, Tricolor will host Red Bull Bragantino, at 16:00 (Brasilia time). Classic Ciara will face Fortaleza, on the same day and time.

the game

The start of the first half did not have much emotion. Bad grass made Sao Paulo bet on long balls, but to no avail, they ended up handing possession to the home team, who, despite the bad grass, tried to reach the attack on foot.

The first good opportunity to score came only in the 20th minute, when Igor Vinicius got into the field of defense and quickly left, dripping through two marks and giving a superb pass to Gallobo, who arrived with a first shot, from the edge of the goal. area, and sent abroad.

Ten minutes later, Gallobo got another good chance to open the scoring. Calleri stepped into the midfield and pulled the counter-attack, opening the door for Nicao, who gave the Argentine midfielder a deep pass in turn. At first he lifted in the area, but he ended up rebounding and decided to shoot the goal, sending goalkeeper Joao Ricardo to the right.

Only in the latter part of the first half did Ciara begin to bring danger to the three-colored goal. In the 38th minute, the hosts disallowed a goal. Lima received from Fina and touched off Felipe Alves, but the referee considered offside. But, at the age of 43, there was no way out. Richardson’s cross for Stephen Mendoza, who climbed higher than Igor Vinicius and the rebounding header of the Sao Paulo goalkeeper, opened the scoring for Fuzao and drove the crowd crazy before the break.


Sao Paulo returned for the second half with some changes. Gabriel Neves and Rodrigo Nestor entered the Pablo Maya and Gallobo vacancy, but it was the remnants of the initial stage that ended Ciara’s advantage. In eight minutes, Igor Vinicius made the triple with Nestor and Calleri, and with a chariot, he completed the goal, defeating Joao Ricardo to tie the match in Castellao.

But Ciara did not give up and went to Sao Paulo to regain the advantage. In the 18th minute, Wellington hit the ball wrongly after a cross, leaving the ball at the entrance to the area for Guilherme Castillo to hit it first, in the corner, with no chance for Felipe Alves.

Leading on the scoreboard, Ciara gained confidence and only erred third for detail. Stephen Mendoza hit from the edge of the area, into the corner, but ended up removing paint from the crossbar. Sao Paulo even tried to respond with a header from Calleri and a kick from Luciano from outside the area, but goalkeeper João Ricardo saved without much problems. Thus, the spot ended up being decided by a penalty shootout.


On penalties, the Sao Paulo team was better. Until the last charge was wasted with Igor Gomez, who would decide the classification to the semi-finals, the team led by Rogerio Ceni advanced in the alternating counts of Patrick’s kick, at a ratio of 4 to 3.

data sheet
CEARÁ 2 (3) x 1 (4) São Paulo

place: Arena Castellao, in Fortaleza (CE)
Date: August 10, 2022, Wednesday
time: 19:15 (from Brasilia)
Rule: Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
Auxiliaries: Juan Plati (Argentina) and Gabriel Chad (Argentina)
Video Assistant Referee: Nicholas Gallo (COL)

Objectives: Mendoza, 43 in the first quarter, Guilherme Castillo, at 18 in the second quarter (Ciara); Igor Vinicius, 8th of the second quarter (São Paulo)
yellow cards:
Richardson, Victor; Louis, Fina (Ciara); Igor Vinicius, Galupo, Miranda, Caleri (São Paulo)

CEARÁ: Joao Ricardo Michel Macedo (Puyo), Messias, Luiz Ottavio and Victor Luis; Guilherme Castillo, Richardson (Eric), Lima (Fernando Sobral), Fina, Mendoza (Iori Castillo) and Ze Roberto (Matthews Peixoto).
Technical: Marquinhos Santos

São Paulo: Felipe Alves, Diego Costa, Miranda and Leo; Igor Vinicius, Pablo Maya (Gabriel Neves), Igor Gomez, Gallobo (Nestor) and Rinaldo (Wellington) (Patrick); Nicao (Luciano) and Gallery.
Technical: Rogerio Cini

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