1-0. Sao Paulo defeats Ayacucho and maintains its unbeaten record in the South American

Sao Paulo, May 25 (EFE) .- Sao Paulo, which was already qualified for the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana, beat Peruvian Ayacucho 1-0 on Wednesday and thus maintained its unbeaten record in group D.

A goal by attacker Caio sentenced the languid victory of the “Tricolor Paulista”, which finished with 16 points at the top of the group classification, while the Inca team added four and finished in third place.

To meet the schedule, the other group match ended with a 0-2 away win for Everton over Bolivian Jorge Wilstermann. With the victory, the Chilean club was left with eleven points in second position, while those from Cochabamba finished last with two units.

Sao Paulo, led by exporter Rogerio Ceni, played without starters Gabriel Sara, Nikao and Colombian Andrés Colorado, all injured, while Ecuadorian defender Robert Arboleda was called up for his country’s national team.

Without Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri, Toró assumed leadership in the attack and in the first half he was the player who brought the most danger to the goal defended by Andy Vidal.

The attack improved in the second half with the entry of Argentine Emiliano Rigoni.

At 70 minutes, a center by Maioli and a mistake by defender Jair Toledo allowed Caio, coldly in the definition against Vidal, to score for the hosts.

The Peruvians, commanded by the Uruguayan coach Alejandro Apud, still with the adverse score and with nothing to lose, decided not to risk a draw and maintained a rigid defensive approach to avoid a landslide.

The match between Sao Paulo and Ayacucho was played at the Morumbí stadium before a little more than 16,000 spectators and with Paraguayan referee Carlos Benítez.