São Paulo tries to prevent fights and delays from becoming a crisis in the team
São Paulo take to the discipline on Tuesday night time (8) to face Internacional, hoping to qualify for the Brazilian Championship, subsequent 12 months’s Libertadores. However, in order to keep alive in the combat, Tricolor should first remedy their inner issues and “put out the fires” to maintain the team on the proper observe.
Last Saturday, in the match towards Fluminense that ended with a 3-1 win over the Carioca team, there was an argument between Patrick and Rogério Ceni. The midfielder didn’t like being substituted and questioned the coach, doubting that he would by no means be on the discipline till the finish of the sport.
The episode took on big proportions and there was even hypothesis on social media that Patrick, together with two different skilled gamers of the team, could be fined for clashing with the commander in entrance of all his colleagues.
But the tricolor board quickly tried to play down the controversy “in the warmth of the sport” and assured that, regardless of the altercation, the participant didn’t face any punishment from the membership, and denied that the “black panther” had been fined. And it is rather doubtless that at this time’s sport will begin, reinforcing the thesis that the scenario has been averted.
However, the episode is one other a part of the issues which have plagued the Morumbi membership this season. And that creates much more pleasure amongst the followers in a 12 months filled with ups and downs, exactly in the final a part of the Brasileirão, as São Paulo bets on one final dash for the Libertadores place.
Survival after the South Americans
The major purpose of the membership this 12 months has all the time been to qualify for subsequent 12 months’s Libertadores. São Paulo additionally missed some matches in the Brazilian Championship to have the option to concentrate on the Copa Brasil and Copa Sudamericana.
In the nationwide championship, Tricolor was eradicated in the finals. In South America, he managed to turn into a finalist, however was defeated in the ultimate by the Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle, saying goodbye to his dream of becoming a two-time champion of the match and, in addition, securing a place in the Libertadores.
After the defeat in the continental competitors, the team’s response was fast, with an away win towards América-MG. But the composure disappeared as quickly as the match was over. Still in the locker room of the Independência stadium, the striker Luciano requested to communicate to the administration, to clarify “what is going on inside the membership, the difficulties we’re all experiencing to perceive what is basically taking place in São Paulo”.
On the event, the membership’s director of soccer, Carlos Belmonte, spoke and defended the team, saying that he trusts the character of the gamers, and confirmed that São Paulo nonetheless owes the athletes. In some instances, they’re nonetheless the stability of the settlement due to the pandemic. In others, money owed due to the delay of picture rights.
Since the South American finals, the team has come on a roll and gained 4 of their six matches, together with three in a row. But a 2-2 draw with Atlético-MG and a 3-1 defeat by Fluminense, each after going into the São Paulo locker room with a partial victory at half-time, upset the temper once more.
With the two outcomes, São Paulo left the G8, which ensures at the very least a place in the preliminary stage of subsequent 12 months’s Libertadores.
Paying arrears is the manner to go
To attempt to resolve the scenario, the tricolor desk introduced that it’ll repay all money owed with the actors by the finish of the 12 months. “We are getting ready for this, working laborious, and I’m positive we do not owe the athletes something in January 2023,” stated Belmont.
On Friday of final week, the membership introduced that it had paid a part of the backlog of picture rights and gloves to the squad, particularly with the base gamers who had been promoted to the skilled stage this 12 months and who had a wage readjustment this season.
Being out of the Libertadores places the tricolor field in direct hazard. The team can lose up to R$ 20 million if they don’t get a place in the match. The team would additionally haven’t any likelihood of benefiting from the field workplace of Morumbiko’s Libertadores video games, which normally have an viewers of over 50,000 for every sport.
SÃO PAULO x INTERNATIONAL
Date and time: 8/11/2022 (Tuesday), at 21:30 (Brazil time)
Place: Morumbi Stadium, São Paulo (SP)
The cause: Test 37 of the Brazilian Championship
the decide: Wagner do Nascimento Magalhães (FIFA/SP)
assistants: Alessandro Rocha Matos (FIFA/BA) and Thiago Henrique Neto Correa Farinha (RJ)
VAR: Pablo Ramon Gonçalves Pinheiro (FIFA/RN)
Felipe Alves; Ferraresi, Luizão and Léo; Reinaldo (Marcos Guilherme or Igor Gomes), Pablo Maia, Nestor, Patrick and Welington; To Luciano and Calle. the technician: Rogerio Ceni
Keiller; Busts, Market, Vitão and Renê; Johnny, De Pena, Mauricio, Alan Patrick and Pedro Henrique; german the technician: Mano Menezes.