Palmeiras hold Grêmio in the Olímpico

July 27, 2008 at 20:35 Leave a comment

After 15 rounds, the Campeonato Brasileiro remains tight with only four points separating the top six teams.

Grêmio stay top after battling out a 1-1 draw with Palmeiras in the estádio Olímpico. A rain-soaked Porto Alegre made conditions very difficult for both sides. But it was Palmeiras that took the lead when Kléber was brought down in the area. From the penalty spot, Alex Mineiro slotted home his tenth of the season. But Grêmio’s Anderson Pico came to the rescue shortly after when he curled the ball home from short-range. See the goals

Having sold off their top scorer Marcinho a couple of weeks ago, Flamengo have now let another forward, Souza, leave for Panathinaikos for around 3 million euros. Fla’s management, it seems, are intent on ruining the club’s best start in years in the Brasileiro. After Sunday’s 0-0 draw with neighbours Botafogo, Fla have now gone four games without a win. See the best moments here

Cruzeiro came from behind at Fluminense to pick up only their second away win of the season. A Washington penalty had put Flu in front but goals from Guilherme, Fabrício and Wagner secured the points for Adílson Batista’s men. Coach Renato Gaúcho was booed throughout the game and the man who led Flu to their first ever Libertadores final may soon be out on his ear.

Vitória went down at strugglers Atlético Mineiro 2-1. This was a blow to the Bahia side’s ambitions but the win provided much-needed points for Alexandre Gallo’s relegation-threatened outfit. See the goals

Portuguesa went in front away in the estádio Morumbi but São Paulo responded with goals from Hugo, Dagoberto and Éder Luís for what turned out to be an easy win in the end. See the goals

Internacional blew their chance to close in on the leaders after losing 1-0 at strugglers Ipatinga.

Santos crushed Vasco 5-2 in the Vila Belmiro thanks to the help of three penalties from Kléber Pereira. This was only Cuca’s second win in charge at Santos and they remain in the bottom four. See the goals 

See all the Campeonato Brasileiro round 15 results and the table here

See Saturday’s goals here





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The man who came up with: Messi carrying Argentina. Neymar carrying Brazil. British Airways carrying England. My name is Jon Cotterill. I am an English football commentator for TV Globo in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently we're broadcasting two live Campeonato Brasileiro or Campeonato Paulista games per week plus our magazine show, Footbrazil to 180 countries. + Eu trabalho como narrador na TV Globo em São Paulo, Brasil. Atualmente, nos transmitimos dois jogos ao vivo do Campeonato Brasileiro ou Campeonato Paulista por semana e nosso programa de futebol semanal, Footbrazil.

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