São Paulo 5 Bolívar 0 - Keeper Ceni scores in rout of Bolívians
São Paulo have all but booked their place in the group stage of this year’s Copa Libertadores after thrashing Bolívar 5-0 at the Morumbi on Wednesday night.
Ney Franco’s side dominated the game throughout and won the game through goals from Osvaldo, two from Luis Fabiano, Jadson and keeper Rodrigo Ceni, who scored from the spot.
“We did what the Ney asked us to do, pressing and marking,” Winger Osvaldo told Lancenet!
“Thank God we got a good result here. Now we have to respect the next game, play the same way, and do more.”
The two goals from Luis Fabiano had special meaning as they helped him become the second highest goalscorer in the history of São Paulo’s famous stadium.
São Paulo took the lead after just seven minutes when Osvaldo fired a shot from the left hand corner of the box into the top corner.
Luis Fabiano then got his two goals to make it 3-0 to the hosts at half-time. The first was a clinical finish from an Aloísio pullback and then the second a deft finish from an Aloísio shot that was parried by the Bolívar keeper.
In the second half São Paulo continued to pressure the Bolívians and went 4-0 in front after Jadson fired in Osvaldo’s cross from close range and then the 40-year-old Ceni put away a penalty following a foul on Osvaldo.