After four games away, the striker is back on São Paulo’s squad list
Julia Anastácio, under the supervision of Gabriella Vivere Published on 11/08/2023, at 6:12 pm
After a period of absence, striker Alexandre Pato is back on São Paulo’s squad list. The player was listed by coach Dorival Júnior for this Wednesday’s match, at 8pm (Brasília time), against Red Bull Bragantino, valid for the 33rd round of the Brazilian Championship. The game will take place at Vila Belmiro, in Santos, as Morumbi, São Paulo’s stadium, is closed to set up the structure for shows by the bands Red Hot Chili Peppers and RBD.
Pato has not been on the squad list since the clash against Goiás, on October 18th. During this period, the striker was left out of matches against Grêmio, Palmeiras, Athletico-PR and Cruzeiro. His inclusion in the team again marks a testing phase promoted by Dorival Júnior, who seeks to find a replacement for Calleri. The Argentine had surgery on his right ankle and will no longer be able to play in 2023.
The 34-year-old player, who has been at São Paulo since May this year, will have the opportunity to show his value in this final stretch of the Brazilian Championship. The club will use the remaining games of the competition to analyze the possibility of renewing Pato’s contract, which is currently valid until the end of December.
Since arriving at the São Paulo club, Pato has participated in 10 matches and scored two goals. His last appearance on the field was on September 20, in the match against Fortaleza, in a clash for the Brasileirão that ended with São Paulo’s 2-1 defeat.
The presence of Alexandre Pato on the list of related players for the clash against Red Bull Bragantino creates expectations among São Paulo fans, who are eagerly awaiting to see the striker back in action and to help the team achieve important victories in this final stretch. of season.