Dani Alves scores winner on Sao Paulo debut as they beat Ceara 1-0
Dani Alves scores the winner on his Sao Paulo debut as they beat Ceara 1-0 in the Brazilian Serie A.
Dani Alves scored the winner on his Sao Paulo debut as they beat Ceara 1-0 in the Brazilian Serie A.
Alves, 36, left Paris St-Germain during the summer and joined the club he supports earlier this month.
Despite spending his career as a right-back, he was played in midfield on his debut and struck from close range in the 40th minute.
He recently captained Brazil to the Copa America trophy and was voted player of the tournament.
Alves is the only player to win 40 trophies across club and international competition.Line-upsMatch StatsLine-upsSão Paulo23Volpi20Torres Belén3AlvesBooked at 70mins4Vieira Martins6Manoel da Silva28das Neves Pinheiro39dos SantosSubstituted forFrezarin Buenoat 72'minutes10Alves da Silva14Liziero PereiraSubstituted forVinicius da Silva Santosat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins22Cardoso da SilvaBooked at 58minsSubstituted forNunes de Castroat 82'minutes21Santana de VasconcelosSubstitutes1Fernandes Filho2de Souza11Nunes de Castro12Frezarin Bueno13Vinicius da Silva Santos16Pinheiro da Conceição17Farias18de Oliveira Silva19Silva Rocha Calazans25Rodrigues dos Santos26Silveira Gomes43da Silva Costa FilhoCeará12Goncalves da Silva22BritoBooked at 90mins3de Jesus Santos13Anacleto LeandroSubstituted fordos Santos Alvesat 53'minutes6Cardoso8Dias Acosta19Goncalves82Carvalho da SilvaSubstituted forGonçalves Martinsat 71'minutes89Galhardo do Nascimento Rocha45Moreira de LimaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGomes dos Santosat 79'minutes98Cardoso dos SantosSubstitutes1Oliveira de França2Ribeiro Da Silva7Gonçalves Martins10de Oliveira Silva11Pereira do Nascimento27Gomes dos Santos36dos Santos Alves55Oliveira dos Santos77Silveira da SilvaReferee:Gilberto Rodrigues Castro JuniorMatch StatsHome TeamSão PauloAway TeamCearáPossessionHome58%Away42%ShotsHome12Away10Shots on TargetHome6Away5CornersHome5Away11FoulsHome12Away16