Coach Rogério Ceni will have a chance to win this Thursday, the only match he has with São Paulo in the Copa do Brasil before his current spell.
If they beat Juventude in the Barueri – or draw and qualify for the penalty – São Paulo will advance to the knockout stages of the round of 16. In 2017, when he started as a coach, Ceni saw the team eliminated from the previous stage.
That year, São Paulo reached the fourth stage – it passed through Moto Club, PSTC and ABC – but stopped at Cruzeiro. In the tournament, he lost at home from 2 to 0, winning from 2 to 1 and was eliminated by the Pitmen, who advanced to the round of 16.
Rogério Ceni watches Rodrigo Nestor in training for São Paulo – Photo: São Paulo FC
Ceni first time at Morumbi as a coach has been marked by a drop in the cup stage.
In addition to the Copa do Brasil, it fell in the semifinals of Paulista to the Corinthians and first stage of the Copa Sudamericana, to Defensa y Justicia. He will be fired in July, during the Brasileirão.
São Paulo played poorly, but sought a draw against Juventude in the first leg of the third round
This time, with a change in the style of play, São Paulo can reach the round of 16 after three stages.
In the first of them, he passed Campinense with the goal of not getting out of the house – the advantage of the team with the best position in the CBF rankings. Then, they beat Manaus in Morumbi from 2 to 0. Against Juventude, the strike came back.
At Alfredo Jaconi, in April, Ceni chose a mixed team. São Paulo had a poor performance, despite losing 2-0, but managed to score a penalty in the last minute of the match.
In Barueri, this Thursday, another tie, by one score, was decided for a penalty.
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Ceni had to start a team with a lot of people starting this time. The team will include Jandrei, Rafinha, Diego Costa, Léo and Welington; Pablo Maia, Rodrigo Nestor, Igor Gomes and Alisson; Luciano and Calleri.
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