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Football matches in São Paulo: April 2013

SP's teams fight for a spot in the Libertadores round of 16

The pick of the month's matches in São Paulo follows, in chronological order. Times, prices and other details can change at short notice, so it's best to check before heading out. Tickets can be purchased online at ingressofacil.com.br and futebolcard.com.br.

Palmeiras vs. Tigre (Libertadores)
Last year the Argentinian team's game against São Paulo at Morumbi was marred by controversy, and they chose not to come out for the second half of the match, resulting in a rare forfeit. Let’s see if we get a full 90 minutes this time around. Estádio do Pacaembu. 2 April, 9.30pm.

Corinthians vs. San Jose-BOL (Libertadores)
In the final round of the championship's group stage, the defending champion Corinthians hosts the Bolivian team with hopes of securing their spot in the round of 16. Estádio do Pacaembu.10 April, 10pm.

Palmeiras vs. Libertad (Libertadores)
Palmeiras fights for their place in the round of 16 with the best team of their group. 
Estádio do Pacaembu. 11 April. 7.15pm.

São Paulo vs. XV de Piracicaba (Paulista)
On the last match at their home stadium before the quarter finals, and they try to secure their first position. Estádio do Morumbi. 14 April. 6.30pm.

Palmeiras vs. Guarani (Paulista)
Palmeiras faces the team who defeated them on the quarterfinals of last year’s Paulistão.
Estádio do Pacaembu. 14 April. 4pm.

MATCH OF THE MONTH: São Paulo vs. Atlético Mineiro (Libertadores)
Ronaldinho was the difference maker in Atlético's home win in the first leg of this all-Brazilian matchup. São Paulo now looks to return the favour in front of their own fans, and hopefully squeeze into the next round. Estádio do Morumbi. 17 April, 10pm.

Corinthians vs. Atlético de Sorocaba (Paulista)
In the last round of the first stage of Libertadores, Corinthians tries to win more points to classify for the round of eight in a better position. Estádio do Pacaembu. 21 April. 4pm.

Santos vs. Penapolense (Paulista)
Neymar and company play against a hopeful Penapolense, which still has the chance to make it to the next stage of the championship. Vila Belmiro. 21 April, 4pm.

By Cecília Gianesi
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