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. Vasco (Brasileirão)
The traditional Rio-based club comes to São Paulo facing a serious risk of being relegated, while the current Club World Cup champions have slipped back into mid-table anonymity. Estádio do Pacaembu. 17 November, 5pm.
São Paulo vs. Botafogo (Brasileirão)
Tricolor head coach Muricy Ramalho leads his resurgent squad into a showdown with one of the highest ranking teams in the championship, who are fighting to seal their place in the Libertadores Cup. Estádio do Morumbi. 24 November, 5pm.
Santos vs. Fluminense (Brasileirão)
Flu still hold out hope for the return of their main star, forward Fred, who has been sidelined since September due to a thigh injury. 24 November, 5pm. Vila Belmiro.
Corinthians vs. Internacional (Brasileirão)
Corinthians’s much-maligned striker Pato will go up against his original team once again, but it remains to be seen whether he will see some time on the pitch or have to watch the game from the bench. 1 December, 5pm. Estádio do Pacaembu.
Santos vs. Atlético Paranaense (Brasileirão)
A Santos victory could bring the Paranaenese team’s dream of playing in their fourth Libertadores Cup to an end. 1 December, 5pm. Vila Belmiro.
São Paulo vs. Coritiba (Brasileirão)
In the context of national tournaments, the last game for São Paulo in the Campeonato Brasileiro may also be the final farewell for goalkeeper, team captain and idol, Rogério Ceni. There’s speculation that he’ll retire at the end of this season. 8 December, 5pm. Estádio do Morumbi.