Alisson’s goal, in the 45th minute of the second half, marked São Paulo’s victory over América-MG, in Belo Horizonte, last Thursday, for the Brasileirão, and put the team in the fight for a spot in next year’s Libertadores. .
With the 2-1 triumph, São Paulo climbed to 10th place, with 40 points, two less than América-MG, which is in eighth – it is likely that the top eight of the Brazilian will qualify for the Libertadores. The Paulistas still have one less game in the championship.
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The result helps Tricolor recover from the defeat in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, last Saturday, against Independiente del Valle.
– (The defeat in Sudamericana was a) very difficult moment for the group, for the club, for the fans. The group felt the loss of the title a lot, we created huge expectations. But São Paulo is huge, they have to exalt the group, everyone gets along well – said Alisson after the game.
– I am happy with the victory and the goal. Praise the crowd that came and supported us. They have been complaining a little, but we understand. It’s to keep working and put São Paulo in Libertadores.
Alisson celebrates in América-MG x São Paulo — Photo: Alessandra Torres/AGIF
The Brazilian distributes six spots in the Libertadores: the first four for the group stage, the fifth and sixth for the first stages. But as Corinthians, Flamengo and Athletico-PR compete in the finals of the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores, which give a spot to the champions, and are in the G-6, it is likely that two more spots will be opened in the Brasileiro.
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São Paulo is now getting ready to face Botafogo, at home, on Sunday. Cariocas are also in this fight, with 40 points, in ninth place.
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