Sao Paulo lose to Penapolense in shock Paulista quarter final
Penapolense caused one of the biggest shocks of the Brazilian calendar thus far as they squeezed past Sao Paulo in the quarter finals of the Paulista A1 to knock out the favourites in their own back yard.
A drab encounter went the distance without so much as a goal and so it went to the lottery of penalty kicks to decide who progressed to the semi finals at the Morumbi stadium.
Unsurprisingly, home goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni stepped up and duly dispatched his spot kick in the first of ten to be taken, the only blot on the scorer's sheet a miss by Sao Paulo's centre back Rodrigo Caio.
That meant progress for Penapolense and despair for Sao Paulo, who now must focus on a Copa do Brasil game in two weeks against CSA, as Muricy Ramalho prepares his charges for the start of the Campeonato Brasileiro on April 20.