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.
Corinthians vs. Flamengo (Brasileirão)
Worlds collide as the two teams with the largest fanbases in Brazil duel in this national classic. Chicão, a former Corinthians player, faces his former team for the first time since his transfer. Estádio do Pacaembu. 1 September, 4pm.
São Paulo vs. Ponte Preta (Brasileirão)
Coach Paulo Autuori tries to quell São Paulo’s fans’ fears, as his new team’s horrid slide finds it dangerously close to relegation. Estádio do Morumbi. 11 September, 10pm.
Santos vs. Botafogo (Brasileirão)
Shaping up well in the Brasilerão so far – at least as we go to press – the Rio team will be hoping to solidify itself as a championship threat against Santos. Vila Belmiro. 15 September, 4pm.
Corinthians vs. Goiás (Brasilerão)
Back in 2007, Corinthians was relegated to second division, replacing Goiás – which won the last match of the season – at the very last moment. Both teams are fighting to separate themselves from the mid-table jam. Estádio do Pacaembu. 15 September, 4pm.
São Paulo vs. Atlético Mineiro (Brasileirão)
São Paulo seeks revenge against the Libertadores champion, which eliminated them from contention in the Copa. Estádio do Morumbi. 18 September, 10pm.
Corinthians vs. Cruzeiro (Brasileirão) With both teams climbing the tables and contending for the leadership, this match should be a hard-fought nailbiter. Estádio do Pacaembu. 22 September, 4pm.