Unbeaten, Tricolor repeats 2004 accomplishment
After six rounds of the 2018 Brazilian Championship, São Paulo is still undefeated, which had not happened since 2004
With Diego Souza’s goal, his 90th in the Brazilian Championship (round robin system) and the 900th of São Paulo in the tournament since 2003, the Tricolor beat Santos. With the result, São Paulo remains unbeaten in the national tournament campaign.
Since the adoption of the round robin system for the competition, this was the second time the Tricolor became the “last unbeaten”. The first time was in 2004, when São Paulo played six rounds without losing any game.
At that time, these were the scores: 1x0 vs Atlético-PR (H), 1x1 vs Criciúma (A), 1x0 vs Fluminense (H), 3x2 vs Guarani (A), 2x1 vs Coritiba (A) and 2x2 vs Paraná (H). The first defeat came against Cruzeiro, at the Mineirão, in the seventh round (1x2).
In 2018, São Paulo overcame Paraná by 1x0 (H), and tied with Ceará, 0 x 0 (A); Fluminense, 1x1 (A), Atletico-MG, 2x2 (H), Bahia, 2x2 (A) and Santos, 1x0 (H), last Sunday.
Check out below, the list of the “last unbeaten” since 2003:
2003: Cruzeiro, 9 rounds
2004: São Paulo, 6 rounds
2005: Juventude, 6 rounds
2006: Internacional, 5 rounds
2007: Corinthians, 7 rounds
2008: Cruzeiro, 5 rounds
2009: Atlético-MG, 7 rounds
2010: Corinthians, 9 rounds
2011: Flamengo, 16 rounds
2012: Fluminense, 11 rounds
2013: Coritiba, 10 rounds
2014: Internacional, 6 rounds
2015: Sport, 11 rounds
2016: Chapecoense, 6 rounds
2017: Corinthians, 20 rounds
2018: São Paulo, 6 rounds, so far
Originally published in Portuguese by Michael Serra/ saopaulofc.net