Historic invincibility maintained

With the victory over Rosario Central, Tricolor confirms tradition: never lost to Argentinians as the home team in official Conmebol competitions

Por Paulo Pinto / saopaulofc.net

46 years ago, São Paulo played against an Argentinian team for an official tournament of the South American Football Confederation, at home, for the first time: On April 27, 1972, the Tricolor beat Independiente 1–0, for the Copa Libertadores.

The triumphant performances against visitors is excellent. Of the 30 games, 22 are wins and only eight are draws. São Paulo scored 49 goals (more than a goal and a half per game) and conceded 14 (less than one every two games).

At the Morumbi, there were 26 disputes (four at the Pacaembu), and São Paulo has 20 wins and six draws, 44 goals scored and 11 conceded.

Among the players, the main tricolor highlights are Rogério Ceni, who made 19 appearances against the Argentinians, with 12 wins and 7 draws, plus 2 goals, and the scorers Dodô, França, Raí and Diego Tardelli. The first scored four goals against the Argentinians in this series, and the others, three, each.

Check out below the 30 games of the campaign.

1 — 27.04.1972 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Independiente-ARG
2 — 12.10.1974 — Libertadores (Pacaembu) 2 X 1 Independiente-ARG
3 — 17.06.1992 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Newell’s OB-ARG
4 — 14.04.1993 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 4 X 0 Newell’s OB-ARG
5 — 10.07.1993 — Copa de Ouro (Pacaembu) 1 X 1 Boca Juniors-ARG
6 — 06.10.1993 — Supercopa (Morumbi) 2 X 0 Independiente-ARG
7 — 31.08.1994 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Vélez Sarsfield-ARG
8 — 26.10.1994 — Supercopa (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Boca Juniors-ARG
9 — 13.09.1995 — Supercopa (Pacaembu) 1 X 0 Boca Juniors-ARG
10 — 04.09.1997 — Supercopa (Morumbi) 5 X 1 Vélez Sarsfield-ARG
11 — 04.12.1997 — Supercopa (Morumbi) 0 X 0 River Plate-ARG
12 — 03.09.1998 — Copa Mercosul (Morumbi) 2 X 1 San Lorenzo-ARG
13 — 25.08.1999 — Copa Mercosul (Morumbi) 4 X 1 San Lorenzo-ARG
14 — 08.09.1999 — Copa Mercosul (Morumbi) 1 X 1 Boca Juniors-ARG
15 — 23.08.2000 — Copa Mercosul (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Ros. Central-ARG
16 — 23.08.2001 — Copa Mercosul (Morumbi) 1 X 1 Vélez Sarsfield-ARG
17 — 26.09.2001 — Copa Mercosul (Morumbi) 0 X 0 Talleres-ARG
18 — 03.12.2003 — C. Sudamericana(Morumbi) 2 X 0 River Plate-ARG
19 — 12.05.2004 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 2 X 1 Ros. Central-ARG
20 — 13.04.2005 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 3 X 1 Quilmes-ARG
21 — 22.06.2005 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 2 X 0 River Plate-ARG
22 — 19.07.2006 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Estudiantes-ARG
23 — 14.09.2006 — Recopa (Morumbi) 2 X 2 Boca Juniors-ARG
24 — 26.09.2007 — C. Sudamericana (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Boca Juniors-ARG
25 — 12.12.2012 — C. Sudamericana (Morumbi) 2 X 0 Tigre-ARG
26 — 07.03.2013 — Libertadores (Pacaembu) 1 X 1 Arsenal-ARG
27 — 18.03.2015 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 1 X 0 San Lorenzo-ARG
28 — 13.04.2016 — Libertadores (Morumbi) 2 X 1 River Plate-ARG
29 — 11.05.2017 — C. Sudamericana (Morumbi) 1 X 1 Def. y Justicia-ARG
30 — 09.05.2018 — C. Sudamericana (Morumbi) 1 X 0 Ros. Central-ARG


Originally published in Portuguese by Érico Leonan/ saopaulofc.net

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