Dani Alves scored on his debut for Sao Paulo FC on Sunday in a Brazilian League match against Ceara.
Alves – who has taken the No.10 jersey and played as an offensive midfielder – received a pass from Juanfran, another new signing from Atletico Madrid, and scored the match’s only goal.
Sao Paulo FC are five points behind leaders Santos, who are led by former Argentina World Cup coach Jorge Sampaoli in sixth.
Dani Alves’ contract with PSG expired in July, though the Brazilian said then he would like to remain in Europe.
The right-back was Brazil’s captain in the latest Copa America title-winning campaign held in his native country. He was also voted by organisers as the best player of the tournament.
Yes, I was nervous, had chills down my spine because the expectations from fans in me were very high,” said Alves. “And I will look to give back this way, with my work, trying to help, do what I always do.
“Obviously, to come back to Brazil, feel this warmth from fans here it is like if it was my first time. I am happy to come to Sao Paulo, to be here and to fight with my teammates.”
Watch the video of Alves’ goal above.
Germany coach Joachim Low is confident that Leroy Sane will recover in time for the Euros next summer.
The 23-year-old is expected to miss most of the season after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament during Man City’s Community Shield win over Liverpool two weeks ago.
However, despite expressing his disappointment at Sane’s injury, Low believes the City star will be fit and firing when the Euros get underway next June.
“We were very sad and downcast when we heard about it,” Low told DAZN. “I had contact with Leroy. For him and his situation, of course, it was the worst possible time.
“We hope he will come back as soon as possible. He is a player of incredible quality and we wish him all the best.
“He will make it for the European Championship.”
LA Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic slammed Major League Soccer’s playoff system and the referees. He believes the structure does not encourage a winning mentality.
The Galaxy will play Wayne Rooney and D.C. United on Sunday. Ibrahimovic will start after missing the previous match against Atlanta due to yellow-card accumulation.
“I think the system is s***, but that’s the way it is. Because you talk about mentality, for me, mentality is every day. Training, the way you train is the way you play game. The results in every game is important. But here, you come in seventh place, you make playoffs, you win. So how do you create that mentality to be on your toes 24 hours? Is very difficult.”