São Paulo striker Luís Fabiano reveals off-field problem
São Paulo striker Luís Fabiano has admitted to battling a personal problem after scoring in his side’s 3-2 victory over Oeste in the Campeonato Paulista on Sunday.
The Brazil international chose not to celebrate after his 70th-minute strike at the Morumbi stadium at the weekend, which kept his side top of the standings.
The 32-year-old said: "I didn`t celebrate because I didn`t want to. It wasn`t the right moment.
"Nobody knows what I have been going through. I had an off-field problem which thankfully I have been able to overcome."
Fabiano missed São Paulo’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal de Sarandi in the Copa Libertadores loss last Thursday and was the subject of jeers from a section of fans during the match.
"It was tough to miss such an important game," the former Sevilla forward added.
The result leaves the Tricolor second in their group, but just a point ahead of last-placed The Strongest.