Flamengo open up a two point lead

June 29, 2008 at 20:35 1 comment

Flamengo continue to impress under Caio Junior. The Rio side ended Sport Recife’s 19 game unbeaten run in the estádio Ilha do Retiro with a 2×1 win and in doing so went clear of both Grêmio and Cruzeiro at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Fla’s talisman, Obina, got a brace following a rare start. Francisco Alex’s was on target for Sport but the patchy pitch played an important part in the goal. 

See the best moments here 

In the big derby in Porto Alegre, Grêmio conceded first when Indio struck for Internacional.

But late in the second-half, Inter’s keeper Renan was sent off for what referee Alicio Pena Junior deemed a high challenge on Rodrigo Mendes. Inter protested but the decision stood. Clemer came on but couldn’t stop Roger’s penalty – his fourth for Grêmio in two matches.

See the goals and the incident here

Cruzeiro dropped their first points at home after a disappointing display against São Paulo.

The Belo Horizonte side took the lead through Guilherme in the first-half, only for São Paulo’s Borges to equalise direct from kick-off. Muricy Ramalho would have have been more than happy with a point away at one of their biggest rivals. But Cruzeiro coach Adilson Batista was left with much to think about after his side were rightly booed off at the end.

Palmeiras moved into the top four for the first time this year after they squeezed past Náutico 2×0 thanks to an Alex Mineiro penalty and a marvellous goal from Dinelson.

Vitória made it four wins in a row at home after they thumped Goiás 3×0 in the estádio Barradão. The run has helped propel the new boys up to 5th.

At the wrong end of the table, Santos’ winless streak now stretches to 6 games after their scoreless draw away to Portuguesa.

After 8 rounds, Fluminense are still without a win. Flu have the second leg of the Libertadores finals coming up on Wednesday. And, with this in mind, Renato Gaúcho rested most of his key players for the 0x0 draw with neighbours Botafogo.

See the table and all the results from round 8 of the Campeonato Brasileiro here.

See Saturday’s goals here

Sunday’s goals here



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. dylan  |  June 30, 2008 at 15:44

    You left out the happiest scoreline of the round…

    Roberto Dinamite 140 x 103 chapa da situação

    A historic day… I’m not a Vasco supporter, but I feel their relief.

    In fact, I think hiring 80s idols is a great idea. I’d like to launch a Sócrates Presidente movement over at Corinthians, where our new “transparent” management secretly sold the team’s share of Jô’s rights to an agent linked with MSI.


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