Palmeiras breathing down Grêmio’s neck

September 21, 2008 at 20:26 1 comment

Palmeiras Diego Souza

Palmeiras Diego Souza

Round 26 of the Campeonato Brasileiro left Grêmio in charge for the thirteenth week in a row.

Celso Roth’s team could only manage a 0-0 draw away at strugglers Atlético Paranaense. But Palmeiras’ 2-0 win over Vasco moved them to within a point of the leaders. Goals from Diego Souza and Alex Mineiro were enough to sink Vasco on coach Renato Gaúcho’s return to the club.

The highest scoring match of the round came at the estádio Orlando Scarpelli where Figueirense lost 4-3 to Cruzeiro. The much-coveted Guilherme scored twice as Cruzeiro became the league’s top scorers with 42. This was not the start new coach Mario Sergio would have wanted and he will have his work cut out for the rest of the season.

Flamengo could only scrape a 1-0 win over Ipatinga but climbed back into the top four for the first time since round 16.

São Paulo threw away the chance to close in on the leaders after they drew 0-0 in a truly dreadful game away to Sport.

Another team that lost ground were Botafogo who suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Portuguesa.

The situation at the bottom remains as tight as ever with only five points separating Náutico in 13th and bottom side Ipatinga.

In the goal-scoring chart, Santos’ Kléber Pereira remains on 18. Palmeiras’ Alex Mineiro moved to 16 and Cruzeiro’s Guilherme has 15. Keirrison of Coritiba and Fluminense’s Washington are on 14 each.  

See the table and the rest for the results for round 26 of the Campeonato Brasileiro here

See the goals here

See the top five goals in more detail here

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Colorado Matt  |  September 22, 2008 at 15:13

    What is the phrase there about the Paraguayan horse?

    That and Gremio spring to mind!


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