São Paulo begin Libertadores campaign with convincing win over Sporting Cristal

São Paulo ended their run without an away win in the Libertadores since 2015 as they claimed a convincing win over Sporting Cristal.

São Paulo ran riot against Sporting Cristal on Tuesday, as Tricolor won 3-0 away from home to mark a positive start to their Libertadores campaign.

Goals from Luan, Benítez and Eder sealed a convincing win for the visitors.

For Luan, the goal was more significant for him as it was the first professional goal for the 21-year-old.

São Paulo didn’t start the game in the brightest as they made some poor passing and errors with bad decisions in the final third. However, they got their confidence back on track after some minutes into the game.

Sporting Cristal on the other hand, tried to take advantage of the poor decision making from the visitors, to launch their own attack, but they couldn’t just get that final ball in.

São Paulo then took the lead in the 17th minute, when Luan’s deflected shot got past Duarte.

After the goal, Sao Paulo’s confidence began to grow, and Tricolor regained total control of the game.

After the break, the game intensity changed, with both teams attacking each ends frequently. Sporting tried to get their equalizing goal and Sao Paulo wanted to extend their lead.

In the 60th minute, after several knocking on the door attempts, Sao Paulo eventually got their second of the night through Benitez.

Eder also got on the score sheet, after a pin point score from Reinaldo to seal Sao Paulo’s victory.

However, the drama didn’t just end with São Paulo running riot, as defender Leo saw his second yellow card in the final stretch of the game and was sent off.

For their next outing, São Paulo will face Santo André in Morumbi on Friday and Ituano in Itu on Sunday.

Related Articles

Jan 11, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
League leaders São Paulo were left licking their wounds once again after a second-half goal condemned them to another loss in the Brazilian Championship at the hands of Santos.
Jan 18, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo could only manage a point against Athletico-PR and have now seen their lead at the top reduced to a solitary point.
Jan 22, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
Yuri Alberto bagged a second half hat-trick as Internacional stunned São Paulo with a 5-1 mauling to go top of the Brazilian Championship.
Feb 01, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
A 2-1 loss for São Paulo at the hands of Atlético-GO meant Tricolor have now gone six games in the Brazilian Championship without a win.
Feb 03, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
Following a woeful run of results, São Paulo were left with no choice than to give Fernando Diniz his marching orders.
Apr 22, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo ended their run without an away win in the Libertadores since 2015 as they claimed a convincing win over Sporting Cristal.
Feb 10, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo FC remain on the lookout for a new manager and it appears a certain Argentine in Hernán Crespo is the favorite to claim that vacancy.
Feb 10, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
In one of the biggest moves from Brazil so far this one, Brenner has secured a big move to MLS side Cincinnati
Feb 24, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo were left frustrated after a late goal from Roni saw Palmeiras hold on for a point in Morumbi.
Feb 24, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
Botafogo record first home win in over four months against 10-man São Paulo
Apr 26, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo were too much for Ituano to handle as they ran riot against Ituano on the debut of Hernan Crespo.
Apr 26, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo were too much for Ituano to handle as they ran riot against Ituano on the debut of Hernan Crespo.
May 01, 2021
Chat Baloon 0
São Paulo are not slowing down just yet as they recorded yet another dominant victory, this time against Rentistas in the Libertadores.