James Rodriguez He once again added minutes as a starter in the Brazilian. The Colombian was a first baseman in the duel in which the São Paulo team played at home against Coritiba for matchday 24 of the tournament. This after the controversy over his substitution in the Brazil Cup final match against Flamengo.
For the Colombian, the game started quite busy from the first minutes. Only when they went 2′ into the game, the Cucuteño took advantage of a series of rebounds in the area to score what was his second goal with the tricolor shirt. However, the VAR review He scored a millimeter offside from one of his teammates.
After the goal was disallowed, the former Real Madrid player was active looking for options to give his team an advantage. It was precisely from a his free kick that the initial advantage was born. James charged in the 33rd minute and the rival goalkeeper gave a rebound that Alan Franco did not waste to make it 1-0.
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Sao Paulo returned to victory thanks to James: this is how they rated the Colombian
After playing 66 minutes With his team, James was one of the best men on the field. The Colombian He made 88% of the passes made and of 3 deputy duels he won all of them in what was a very eventful match.
At the end of the commitment, James was one of the highest qualified. The renowned portal ‘Sofascore’ gave him a score of 7.0, surpassed only by Alan Franco, author of the first goal, and his teammate Michel Araujo.
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After the 2-1 final, Sao Paulo reached 31 points and is in tenth position in the championship. In the next day, the tricolor box will be Corinthians home at the Morumbi Stadium.