There’s no more fooling around, it’s time to score in the Brazilian championship. It is with a total focus on achieving recovery in Serie A that the Strength enter the field to face the Sao Paulothis Sunday (8), at 7 pm, at Arena Castelão, for the 5th round of the competition.
Fortaleza pre-game today; see details
What time does the match start
The game starts at 19:00
where to watch
The match will be broadcast on the Premiere channel.
Strength: Max Walef; Tinga, Benevenuto and Titi; Yago Pikachu, Felipe, Hercules, Lucas Lima and Lucas Crispim; Moses and Silvio Romero. Coach: Juan Pablo Vojvoda
Sao Paulo: Jandrei, Rafinha, Arboleda, Diego Costa and Welington; Andrés Colorado, Rodrigo Nestor, Igor Gomes and Alisson; Eder and Calleri. Coach: Rogerio Ceni
What is at stake
The only team that is still at zero in the table, Leão do Pici tries to recover after defeats to Cuiabá (C), Internacional (F) and Corinthians (F). The expectation is that the team’s performance, which has been on the rise, will continue to evolve, especially after the great performance against River Plate, in Libertadores.
As the midweek game will be against Vitória-BA, for the Copa do Brasil, in a match that the classification is already forwarded for the 3-0 triumph in the first game, the coach Juan Pablo Vojvoda must repeat lineup with maximum force for the duel.
Reunion with Ceni
The match will mark another reunion between Fortaleza and coach Rogério Ceni, today at São Paulo. It will be the club’s 4th match with the former coach since the former goalkeeper’s first spell at Pici, and Leão seeks his first victory.
So far, in three games, the record is of a victory for Rogério (2-1, at Maracanã, when he was in charge of Flamengo), and two draws (0-0, at Castelão, when he was also in Rubro-Negro, and 1 to 1, when he was already in São Paulo, in November 2021, for the 31st round of the Brasileirão.
With seven points, Tricolor Paulista occupies the 5th place after two wins, one draw and one defeat. The team led by Ceni has one of the best attacks in the competition, with eight goals scored, and is coming from a good moment.
Adding Copa do Brasil and Copa Sudamericana, there are five unbeaten games, with two wins and three draws.
After saving holders against Everton, in the middle of the week, São Paulo goes to the field with maximum force. There are three doubts: Nikão, who has a trauma to his foot, did physiotherapy exercises and it is not confirmed. As well as goalkeeper Tiago Volpi, who has shoulder pain, and Gabriel Sara who is recovering from ankle surgery.
TECHNICAL SHEET | Fortaleza vs Sao Paulo
- Brazilian Championship – Serie A
- Location: Arena Castelão, in Fortaleza (CE)
- Date/Time: May 8, 2022 at 7 pm
- Referee: Ramon Abatti Abel (SC)
- Assistants: Kleber Lucio Gil (SC) and Éder Alexandre (SC)
- VAR: Rodrigo Nunes de Sa (RJ)