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.
Santos vs. Corinthians (Paulista)
Damião plays his first derby in the presence of Santos’s supporters, up against Corinthians’s Mano Menezes, the man who has called him up to the Brazilian side in years past. Vila Belmiro. 29 January, 10pm.
Palmeiras vs. São Paulo (Paulista)
This derby will see Lúcio face his former employer São Paulo, as the defender tries to prove that the side made a mistake when it let him walk in the off-season. Estádio do Pacaembu. 2 February, 5pm.
Corinthians vs. Bragantino (Paulista)
Corinthians’s Pato, Romarinho, Sheik and co. will be hoping to return to the glory of last year’s Paulistão, which saw them dethrone Santos as state champions. Estádio do Pacaembu. 5 February, 10pm.
São Paulo vs. Portuguesa (Paulista)
After being penalised in the Brasileirão for playing a disqualified player, Portuguesa hope to prove that they have the talent to remain among the top sides. Estádio do Morumbi. 15 February, 9pm.
Corinthians vs. Palmeiras (Paulista)
These paulistano teams haven’t had the opportunity to savour the sweetness of victory or the bitterness of defeat at the hands of their biggest rivals for some time. This will be a chance for both sides to reopen some old wounds. Estádio do Pacaembu. 16 February, 5pm.
São Paulo vs. Santos (Paulista)
This match is set to be a duel between Ganso and Damião, who will both be fighting for one of the final spots on the Brazilian national team in this year’s World Cup. Estádio do Morumbi. 23 February, 5pm.
Palmeiras vs. Portuguesa (Paulista)
While Palmeiras wants the title to solidify its return to the elite of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Portuguesa looks to begin 2014 on a better foot than it left 2013. Estádio do Pacaembu. 5 March, 10pm.