Palmeiras march on against Internacional as Atlético Paranaense stop São Paulo
Palmeiras remained top after a 2-1 win over title rivals Internacional in the Palestra Itália. Danny Moraes was adjudged to have stopped Diego Souza inside the box.
Obina converted the penalty to bring his tally to nine in the competition. Early in the second-half, Ortigoza made it 2-0. Inter pulled one back with a real beauty from Giuliano. The victory brought much relief to Palmeiras and ended their run of four without a win. See the goals
Goiás kept within reach of the leaders following a 2-1 home win over Santos. Vítor and Felipe struck for the Emeralds. Kléber Pereira struck for Santos. Hélio dos Anjos’ team are just two points behind Palmeiras. See the goals
Paulo Baier scored the only goal of the match in the Arena de Baixada as Atlético Paranaense’ rival continued against São Paulo. The result put an end to the Morumbi club’s run of seven consecutive wins. But things will get interesting next weekend when São Paulo are at home to Palmeiras (a game you can see with us next Sunday). see the goal
New boys Avaí have now gone 11 matches unbeaten. The latest victims were giants Flamengo who went down 3-0 in Santa Catarina with goals from Luíz Ricardo, Léo Gago and Fabinho Capixaba. The result left Avaí in the top four for the first time this season.
One-time leaders Atlético Mineiro were crushed 4- away at Grêmio. Rever, Perea, Souza and Jonas were all on target. Evandro put away Atlético’s consolation goal.
The highest score of the day came at the Pacaembu were Corinthians and Botafogo shared the points in a six-goal thriller. Dentinho gave Corinthians the lead from the penalty spot. Substitute Reinaldo equalized with his first touch early in the second-half. The Musketeers went back in front with a stunning free kick from Marcinho.
And then the first really controversial moment came when André Lima drew the sides level after knocking the ball in with his hand. Referee Arilson Bispo da Anunciação didn’t spot it. The official then made another serious error when he awarded Corinthians another penalty after Jorge Henrique made a meal of a Thiaguinho challenge. Dentinho converted but only after two attempts. But with 10 minutes remaining, Lúcio Flávio hit a superb free kick and Botafogo came away with a point – though they remain in the bottom four. See the goals
Botafogo’s neighbours, Fluminense, failed to take advantage against a nine-man Barueri in the Maracanã. The 0-0 score left Flu bottom and the subject of protest from supporters when the team tried to return to the club coach after the match.
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