And the super champion lost – 02/11/2024 – Juca Kfouri

And the super champion lost – 02/11/2024 – Juca Kfouri


São Paulo went to Campinas and lost 2-0 to Ponte Preta, a more than normal result for any team that goes to Moisés Lucarelli, with the exception of Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and, perhaps, Bayer Leverkusen.

After breaking the score in Itaquera and winning the Brazilian Super Cup against Palmeiras on penalties, the Tricolor fan became somewhat arrogant, encouraged by the top hat who runs the club. Nonsense.

São Paulo has a strong squad for Brazilian conditions, it can compete with chances in knockout tournaments such as the Copa do Brasil and the Libertadores, but there is no indication that it will face, in alphabetical order, Atlético Mineiro, Flamengo, Palmeiras and even, out of order, to the two gauchos from Porto Alegre, in the Brazilian Championship.

The most annoying thing about the defeat away from home is the difficulty that São Paulo has playing away from Morumbi.

Okay, they finally beat Corinthians at their home, something that was necessary, but let’s remember that in the last Brasileirão they only beat Bahia as a visitor, and it had been more than a year since they had triumphed in an opponent’s stadium, as now, at Paulistinha, they drew in Mirassol and lost to Macaca.

For someone who has been called Sovereign, let’s face it, it’s very provincial to shrink when you leave the capital of São Paulo.

The start of the season does not justify fears or exaggerated optimism and, if it were not so, Atlético Mineiro and Flamengo would have been forgotten in the list of favorites, because they are playing much less than expected.

Only Palmeiras reveals consistency because it has been ready for a long time.

With São Paulo, expectations ended up exceeding given the importance of victories against their biggest rivals and they even forgot that the season started yesterday.

In plain English: very calm at this time.

EUROPEAN OVERVIEW

Real Madrid woke Girona up to reality by beating them 4-0 and saved a five-point lead over the Spanish sensation to practically guarantee their 36th title in 93 editions and nine different champions.

Girona wanted to be tenth, but it won’t be this time.

In Germany, Bayer Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich 3-0 and seriously threatens to interrupt the Bavarian club’s pornographic run of 11 titles.

Undefeated with 17 wins and four draws, Bayer is five points ahead of Bayern and has everything it takes to become the 13th Bundesliga champion club if they don’t make a mistake.

And in England, any prediction will be hugely irresponsible for the improvident forecaster, because Manchester City and Liverpool promise to fight for the title until the end and Arsenal don’t seem willing to let them do it alone.

There is nothing in the world of football that compares to the Premier League.

XANDÃO VINGAOR

Jair Bolsonaro has already said he is from Botafogo and Palmeiras, although he wears so many club shirts that he appears to be rooting only for him and his family.

And there are those who don’t see a mix between football and politics.

May Messias hope for Corinthians’ immediate recovery.

Evil minds relate each black and white defeat to Federal Police operations authorized by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, a Corinthians fan to the core.

If that were the case, after Socrates, Wladimir and Casagrande, Corinthian and Brazilian Democracy would, with all due respect, have in Xandão the fourth musketeer.

Sick minds see him as a dictator.


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