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Ceará will face São Paulo in Morumbi in the first leg of the South American quarter-finals

This Wednesday, the third, Ceara will write the starting of one other half of the group’s historic journey in the South American Cup. After successful the earlier eight video games, Vovô has a brand new problem: São Paulo, for the quarter-finals of the competitors. The first match between the groups takes place at 19:15, in Morumbi (SP).

The duel marks the assembly between the two finest groups in the competitors. Alvinegro de Porangabuçu is the just one to attain 100% success, which made the group from Ceará the group with the most consecutive victories in the total historical past of the South American Cup. In addition, Vovô has the finest assault in the competitors (22 targets scored) and the finest protection (two targets conceded).

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Like Ceará, Tricolor from São Paulo can also be undefeated in Sula, however they didn’t win all their matches. During the marketing campaign, coach Rogério Ceni’s group achieved seven wins and a draw, which represents successful charge of 91.6%. In phrases of targets for and in opposition to, São Paulo solely have worse numbers than Vovô, scoring a complete of 20 targets and conceding six.

In hindsight, steadiness prevails. Vovô and Tricolor confronted one another in the final six instances, there have been six attracts and 5 instances with the identical rating: 1 and 1. The exception occurred this season, in the assembly of the groups on the eighth day of the Brasileirão. the place the recreation ended 2 and a couple of in Morumbi.

In addition to the status and unprecedented that Ceará’s definitive qualification for the Copa Sudamericana finals would entail, there may be additionally an necessary monetary context, as advancing to the stage is synonymous with a millionaire prize. If Ceará beats São Paulo in the quarter-finals, the alvinegro membership will pocket $800,000, round R$4.2 million.

For the recreation, coach Marquinhos Santos will have 5 confirmed absences. Left-back Bruno Pacheco, midfielder Rodrigo Lindoso and forwards Matheus Peixoto and Dentinho remained in Fortaleza and are out. The Colombian Jhon Vásquez, who was registered in the qualifiers for his former membership Deportivo Cali in Sula, can’t play for the Vovô group in the present version of the match. Luiz Otávio, who felt discomfort final Saturday, is uncertain.

On the São Paulo facet, Rogério Ceni mustn’t have at the least seven gamers, assigned to the medical division: defenders Arboleda and Reinaldo; Patrick, Alisson and Luan socks; and strikers Caio Matheus and André Anderson. On the different hand, Tricolor will have the hat on its facet, since greater than 47 thousand tickets have been offered in advance.

Sao Paulo vs Ceara

São Paulo
3-5-2: Felipe Alves; Diego Costa, Miranda and Leo; Igor Vinicius, Gabriel Neves, Rodrigo Nestor, Igor Gomes and Welington; To Luciano and Calle. Coach: Rogério Ceni.

Ceará
4-2-3-1: João Ricardo; Nino Paraíba, Messias, Luiz Otávio (Lacerda) and Victor Luis; Richard and Richardson; Mendoza, Vina and Lima (Rigonato); Clever. Coach Marquinhos Santos.

Location: Morumbi, São Paulo (SP)
Date and time: Wednesday, the third, at 19:15
Referee: Piero Maza (CHI)
Contributors: Christian Schiemann (CHI) and Claudio Rios (CHI)
VAR: John Perdomo (COL)
Broadcast: Radio O POVO CBN and Conmebol TV

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