The Campeonato Paulista is one of the tightly contested leagues in South America and the recent match of São Paulo only confirmed this aspect. São Paulo were taking on 15th placed Guaratingueta on Thursday, but it was extremely difficult to predict the winner of the match because of the close nature of the teams. However, São Paulo managed to come out on the victorious side, which once again helped them to stay in touch with the leaders of the division. The 3-0 victory may sound extremely convincing, but it was a different story because Guaratingueta posed a lot of problems for São Paulo. In the end, São Paulo had to work hard for their victory.
Lucas Silva was once again the architect of the victory for São Paulo. The midfielder has been linked with a £ 45 million move to some of the biggest clubs in Europe like Real Madrid and Chelsea. He once again proved his quality in the match by scoring the opening goal. Willian Jose helped São Paulo secure a foothold in the match after scoring the second goal. Fernandinho soon made things comfortable for São Paulo, as he secured the third and final goal of the match. This win now means that São Paulo are currently in the sixth position in the table just seven points behind the leaders Corinthians.
Guaratingueta, on the other hand, have been struggling in the division and have just nine points on the board. They are just two places over the relegation zone, and things will certainly get nervous over the next few weeks for Guaratingueta if they do not get the anticipated points from the next few fixtures. However, Guaratingueta are not too far away from safety either, as they can compete for a place near São Paulo with a few victories.