America 1-2 São Paulo: Visitors on the up with third straight win

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São Paulo’s 2-1 win over America Mineiro on Friday, was hard fought at Independencia. Both teams arrived on the back of wins. America had been hopeful of continuing their good run, following a 2-1 victory against Ceará. São Paulo were coming from consecutive wins against Avai and Ceará. America are currently 8th with 42 points from 30 matches, while São Paulo sit in 10th, with 40 points from 30.

America started strongly in the first half, when Aloisio found the net in the 10th minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as Jonathan Calleri equalised for São Paulo in the 34th minute, concluding the first half 1-1.

São Paulo continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Alisson found the net just before the final whistle. The match ended with a 2-1 victory for the visitors.

Substitutions for America included Felipe Azevedo, Arthur Augusto De Matos Soares, Marlon Matheus, Wellington Paulista and Martin Benitez for Aloisio, Patric, Danilo Avelar, Gonzalo Mastriani and Alexandre Egea, respectively. São Paulo brought on Welington, Alisson, Igor Gomes, Marcos Guilherme and Andre Anderson, to replace Reinaldo, Igor Vinicius, Rodrigo Nestor, Patryck and Luciano.

There were bookings for Danilo Avelar and Aloisio from America. For São Paulo, Jonathan Calleri, Pablo Maia, Miranda and Alisson saw yellow.

America will play their next game away against Fluminense, while São Paulo will face Botafogo at home.

Technical card:
America Mineiro:Matheus, Patric (Arthur Augusto De Matos Soares, min.57), Eder Ferreira, Ricardo Silva, Danilo Avelar (Marlon Matheus, min.57), Juninho, Alexandre Egea (Martin Benitez, min.78), Lucas Kal, Aloisio (Felipe Azevedo, min.57), Everaldo and Gonzalo Mastriani (Wellington Paulista, min.68)
São Paulo:Felipe Alves, Igor Vinicius (Alisson, min.68), Rafinha, Leo Pele, Reinaldo (Welington, min.68), Rodrigo Nestor (Igor Gomes, min.77), Pablo Maia, Miranda, Patryck (Marcos Guilherme, min.78), Luciano (Andre Anderson, min.90) and Jonathan Calleri
Goals:Aloisio (1-0, min. 10), Jonathan Calleri (1-1, min. 34) and Alisson (1-2, min. 90)