a night at the soccer stadium

March 15, 2010 | By More

estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo

On 20 January 2010 Corinthians (the 2nd most popular team in the whole of Brazil) and Bragantino clashed at the Pacaembu stadium in São Paulo. It was Roberto Carlos‘s debut night and Ronaldo‘s first game in 2010. The reunion of both athletes (they had played together in the past at Real Madrid) guaranteed a packed stadium.

estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo

As I was working that night with a Spanish Tv crew, I had access to all areas of the stadium and saw Andrés Sánchez, president of Corinthians, being interviewed.

Andrés Sánchez, estádio do Pacaembu

But the real thrill was to stand at the foot of the Gaviões da Fiel, the hardcore Corinthians supporters.

Gaviões da Fiel, Corinthians
Gaviões da Fiel, Corinthians

While I was filming a shortish home video showing the giant Gaviões da Fiel banner being displayed, the unexpected happens and Corinthians scored its first goal in the game within the first minute of play.

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