Santos close in on playoff places in the Paulista

March 23, 2008 at 21:23 Leave a comment

marcinho-gueirro.jpgWith sixteen rounds of the Campeonato Paulista gone, there’s still all to play for as only six points separate top side Guaratinguetá from Portuguese in tenth. 

The big teams are all winning but it’s second-placed Palmeiras who are getting all the plaudits following some terrific displays. Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s men have timed their good run to perfection.

But the same cannot be said of rivals Corinthians and São Paulo. While the teams from the Parque São Jorge and Morumbi remain in contention neither side has been impressive. Corinthians could manage a 1×0 win over bottom side Rio Claro and São Paulo laboured against Guarani until the introduction of Borges. The striker came on late in the game but scored within twenty seconds. 

Santos were considered no-hopers earlier this season but are now mounting a late challenge after winning six of their last seven. On Sunday, Emerson Leão’s boys overcame leaders Guaratinguetá thanks to Marcinho Guerreiro’s strike.   

At the bottom, the situation is looking grim for Rio Preto and Rio Claro but they could yet save themselves with maximum points from their remaining three games.  

Noroeste 0 X 1 Mirassol Dr. Alfredo de Castilho
Ituano 2 X 1 São Caetano Dr. Novelli Junior
Paulista 0 X 2 Palmeiras Jaime Cintra
Sertãozinho 0 X 2 Ponte Preta Frederico Dalmazo
Corinthians 1 X 0 Rio Claro Morumbi
Guarani 0 X 1 São Paulo Brinco de Ouro
Marília 1 X 0 Barueri Bento de Abreu
Rio Preto 3 X 3 Portuguesa Anísio Haddad
Bragantino 3 X 2 Juventus Marcelo Stefani
Guaratinguetá 0 X 1 Santos Prof. Dario Rodrigues Leite

  

  Team Pts Pld W D L G+ G- GD
1 Guaratinguetá 31 16 10 1 5 20 12 8
2 Palmeiras 31 16 9 4 3 29 15 14
3 Ponte Preta 30 16 9 3 4 30 18 12
4 Corinthians 30 16 8 6 2 18 9 9
5 São Paulo 29 16 8 5 3 23 20 3
6 Barueri 26 16 8 2 6 28 19 9
7 Santos 26 16 8 2 6 23 19 4
8 Mirassol 26 16 8 2 6 24 22 2
9 Noroeste 26 16 7 5 4 24 15 9
10 Portuguesa 25 16 6 7 3 18 13 5
11 Bragantino 24 16 7 3 6 25 23 2
12 Ituano 23 16 7 2 7 20 26 -6
13 São Caetano 19 16 5 4 7 15 25 -10
14 Paulista 18 16 5 3 8 20 22 -2
15 Marília 16 16 5 1 10 15 16 -1
16 Juventus 16 16 4 4 8 18 30 -12
17 Sertãozinho 15 16 4 3 9 15 24 -9
18 Guarani 14 16 4 2 10 15 28 -13
19 Rio Preto 12 16 3 3 10 15 25 -10
20 Rio Claro 11 16 3 2 11 13 27 -14

 

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