Coritiba 1 – São Paulo 1: Victory elusive at Estadio Couto Pereira for both sides

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On Friday, Coritiba and São Paulo were held to a 1-1 draw at Estadio Couto Pereira. Coritiba were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Palmeiras. São Paulo, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against America Mineiro in their last match. As the table looks today, Coritiba are in 7th place in the table and have 15 points while São Paulo sit in 3rd with 18 points after 10 matches.

São Paulo started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early goal from Jonathan Calleri in the 4th minute, finishing the first half 1-0.

Coritiba took the initiative in the second half, when Alef Manga found the net at the 59 minute mark. The match ended 1-1.

Substitutions for Coritiba included Clayton Fernandes Silva, Robinho, Matias Galarza, Neilton and Fabricio Daniel for Thonny Anderson, Val, Bernardo Marcos Lemes, Adrian Martinez and Alef Manga, repectively. São Paulo brought on Patrick, Welington and Eder, to replace Luan, Reinaldo and Luciano.

There were bookings for Adrian Martinez, Alef Manga and Igor Paixao from Coritiba, and Diego, Igor Gomes and Eder, for São Paulo.

São Paulo and Coritiba will next play away to Botafogo and Red Bull Bragantino respectively.

Technical card:
Coritiba:Alex Muralha, Natanael, Henrique, Luciano Castan, Guilherme Biro, Alef Manga (Fabricio Daniel, min.89), Thonny Anderson (Clayton Fernandes Silva, min.46), Val (Robinho, min.46), Bernardo Marcos Lemes (Matias Galarza, min.75), Igor Paixao and Adrian Martinez (Neilton, min.75)
São Paulo:Jandrei, Diego, Miranda, Leo Pele, Rafinha, Rodrigo Nestor, Luan (Patrick, min.65), Reinaldo (Welington, min.75), Jonathan Calleri, Luciano (Eder, min.75) and Igor Gomes
Stadium:Estadio Couto Pereira
Goals:Jonathan Calleri (0-1, min. 4) and Alef Manga (1-1, min. 59)