Football matches in São Paulo: July 2013

The Brasileirão starts to gain momentum

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Corinthians player Emerson
Corinthians player Emerson

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 and

Corinthians vs. São Paulo (Recopa)
A draw will suffice for Corinthians to get their hands on the South American equivalent of the UEFA Super Cup, as they beat São Paulo 2-1 in the first leg, with gaffs from both teams’ goalkeepers. Estádio do Pacaembu. 17 July, 9.50pm.

São Paulo vs. Cruzeiro (Brasilerão)
The teams find themselves in similar positions on the Brasileirão tables, fighting for first place and an early-season edge in the championship. Estádio do Morumbi. 20 July, 6.30pm.

Santos vs. Coritiba (Brasileirão)
The team from Paraná was atop the standings for the first 5 rounds, and is trying to keep up the pace, while the Neymar-less paulista team tries to climb out of 16th. Vila Belmiro. 21 July, 4pm.

Corinthians vs. São Paulo (Brasilerão)
Just 11 days after they decide the Recopa, the rivals will meet again, this time aiming for 3 points in the run for the Brasileirão. It may mean revenge for the losers, or reassertion for the champion. Estádio do Pacaembu. 28 July, 4pm.

Corinthians vs. Grêmio (Brasilerão)
Grêmio will look to their new coach Renato Gaúcho for support in the second half of the tournament, and to get through this match on home turf for the Timão. Estádio do Pacaembu. 31 July, 9pm.

By Cecília Gianesi


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