February 8, 2023

Corinthians crush Zumbi-AL in their first ever Copa Sao Paulo appearance

a Corinthians He made his debut in the Copa Sao Paulo de Futebol Junior on Tuesday against Zombie-Al, at Fonte Luminosa, in Araraquara. With goals from Mateus Araújo (from the penalty spot), Pedro, Jean (own goal) and Ryan, Timão, the oldest champion of the tournament with ten titles, crushed 4-0.

Thus, the team coached by former player Danilo leads Group 12, with three points – tied with hosts Ferroviária, who are behind on goal difference. On the other hand, Zumbi takes last place in the key, behind Fast-AM with the same tiebreaker.

In the second round of the Cup, Corinthians will face Fast-AM, at 9:45 pm (Brasilia time) on Friday, in Araraquara. Earlier, starting at 7:30 p.m., Zumbi-AL will take on Ferroviária.

the game

Just two minutes into the match, Corinthians scored a penalty kick in their favor. Guilherme Biro pushed Arthur Sousa inside the area, and upon attempting to turn, the number 9 shirt was brought down. On the kick, midfielder Mateus Araujo, the captain of the team, hit the right corner of goalkeeper Jenson, who shot as far as the corner, but did not reach it.

Seven minutes later, a zombie arrives at the goal, which Kayo defends for the first time with danger. Striker Victor made a beautiful individual move and played with Joao who served it up. Then, at the age of 12, Timao’s response came with striker Arthur Souza, who received a cross from the right, but also missed the goal.

In the second stage, Parque São Jorge needed four minutes to extend the scoreboard. Guilherme Biro strings by Arthur Sousa. Then the No. 9 played backwards and found Pedro, who initially scored Timão’s second goal.

Six minutes later, Pedro took a Corinthians corner kick from the left and Jean tried to clear it, but he ended up playing against his own net and, thus, scored against the third goal of the match.

In the 19th minute of extra time, Guilherme Biro was substituted, thus, his participation in the competition ended. That’s because the 18-year-old, who has two caps for the pro, will compete in the South American Under-20 Championship with Brazilian national team.

Finally, already in extras, on the 46th, Timão gave the final figures for the match. Ryan received a pass inside the area, until the defense tried to intercept it, but the ball reached the striker, who shot it first, turning the victory into a defeat.