São Paulo thrash Bianacional 5-1 in the Copa Libertadores

After being eliminated from the Copa Libertadores, São Paulo thrashed Binacional 5-1 on Tuesday at Morumbi and secured one spot in the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana by finishing third in Group D of the tournament.
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Tricolor got an easy victory with goals coming from PabloVitor BuenoArboledaBrenner and Deza with Peruvian’s team only goal. São Paulo were the only team to lose and concede a goal against Binacional. 

In the first half, São Paulo were not convincing and were far from fulfilling the expectation of crushing Binacional, at Morumbi.

Even after scoring seven minutes into the game with an outside effort from Vitor Bueno, it took the home side close to 30 minutes to double their lead, after their dominance and chances created. 

In the 35th minute, tricolor finally got their double after constant pressure on their opponent’s goal area, with the goal coming from Brenner.  However, in the 40th minuteJean Deza reduced the deficit for Binacional in incredible fashion, displacing Tiago Volpi to the wrong direction. 

In the second half, Pablo extended the home team’s advantage just five minutes into the second period. Shortly after, Arboleda took advantage of a rebound in the area to extend his side advances even further. With the victory secured, Fernando Diniz made substitutions and brought in Rodrigo Nestor, Paulinho Bóia and Tréllez also Helinho and Toró. 

Pablo Filipe Teixeira wasn’t done for the day and in the 85th minute; he put in the fifth goal for his side. ending the game 5-1. 

São Paulo will return to the field next Sunday to face Fortaleza in Morumbi for the return game of the round of 16 of the Brazil Cup. The first game finished in a 3-3 draw at Arena Castelão. 


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