O Sao Paulo ended on Wednesday morning the preparation for the confrontation against America-MG, for the return of the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil. The teams face each other this Thursday, at 21:00 (Brasília time), at Arena Independência.
As a great novelty, Rogério Ceni’s team must have goalkeeper Jandrei, recovered from a back trauma. Rafinha, who was coming from a small strain suffered in the posterior region of the right thigh, must be related to the game.
Defender Arboleda, midfielder André Anderson and striker Caio continue to continue their treatments in the medical department. The last one, including renewed his contract until 2025 with Tricolor Paulista.
Ceni will also not have Gabriel Neves (suspended), Felipe Alves, Ferraresi, Bustos and Marcos Guilherme (not entered in the competition).
A probable São Paulo that faces América-MG has: Jandrei; Diego Costa, Miranda, Leo; Igor Vinicius, Pablo Maia, Igor Gomes, Rodrigo Nestor, Reinaldo; Luciano and Calleri.
The delegation traveled to Belo Horizonte on Wednesday afternoon and returned to the capital shortly after departure, on a chartered flight.
On the first leg, at Morumbi, São Paulo beat América-MG 1-0, with a goal by Luciano. The match was also marked by the penalty missed by Iago Maidana, which stopped on Thiago Couto.
See how the training went
After the warm-up, the players performed technical work, with a set piece, divided into four groups. Next, coach Rogério Ceni commanded a team, 11 against 11, with tactical adjustments, using first a delimited area of the lawn and then the entire length of the field.
Preparation completed! ☑️
Tomorrow Tricolor will play the return game of the quarterfinals of @Brazil’s Cup!
— Sao Paulo FC (@SaoPauloFC) August 17, 2022
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