Sao Paulo beat Ponte Preta 2-0

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS) Sao Paulo defeated Ponte Preta to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for next year’s Copa Libertadores.

Peruvian midfielder Christian Cueva opened the scoring in the 11th minute at Morumbi stadium here before David Neres added a second for the hosts eight minutes from time on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

The result left Sao Paulo 11th in Brazil’s Serie A standings with 42 points, six points shy of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores with six matches remaining this season.

–IANS

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