James Rodriguez Shines as Sao Paulo Dominates Gremio with 3-0 Victory
Sao Paulo cruises to a 3-0 victory over Gremio with two assists from James Rodriguez, moving up to 10th place in Brazil’s Serie A standings.
Sao Paulo climbed to 10th place in Brazil’s Serie A standings with an impressive 3-0 home win over Gremio, thanks in large part to James Rodriguez’s outstanding performance.
The Morumbi stadium witnessed Michel Araujo opening the scoring in the 21st minute with a headed goal, courtesy of a well-placed delivery from James Rodriguez during a corner play, as reported by Xinhua.
The Colombian playmaker, James Rodriguez, then orchestrated a counterattack in tandem with Pablo Maia, who calmly finished to double the hosts’ lead.
Luciano Neves completed the dominant performance by exploiting a defensive error in stoppage time during the second half. He skillfully rounded goalkeeper Gabriel Grando and placed the ball into an unguarded net.
This victory elevates Sao Paulo to 10th place in the standings with 38 points from 28 matches, now trailing fifth-placed Gremio by six points.
In other fixtures in the Brazilian top flight on Saturday, Goias played to a 1-1 draw against Cuiaba, while Bahia secured a 2-0 home win against Fortaleza.
The match between Botafogo and Athletico Paranaense was temporarily suspended early in the second half due to a power failure. Officials announced the game’s resumption was scheduled for Sunday with the score tied at 1-1.