Palmeiras remain steady

October 4, 2008 at 21:15 Leave a comment



League leaders Palmeiras had to come from behind to beat Atlético Mineiro 3-1 and stay top of the Brasileiro for the second week.

Atlético had gone in front through Renan Oliveira and were looking very comfortable until the experienced Marques got himself sent off for a ridiculous handball. Palmeiras then drew level with Leandro. But the game really swung Palmeiras’ way when Denílson came on. The former Brazil international, set up Alex Mineiro with his first bit of action and then scored a tap in after Atlético keeper Juninho fumbled the ball.

Grêmio remain level on points after they beat Botafogo 2-1 in the estádio Olímpico. Celso Roth’s team also went a goal down before the highly-rated youngster Douglas Costa equalized and then Rever grabbed the points.

Flamengo kept in touch with the leaders with a 2-0 victory away at Náutico. Marcelinho Paraiba and Léo Moura were to thank for Fla’s third straight win.

São Paulo stayed in the picture after they pulled off a 3-1 win away at Ipatinga.

Six goals went in at the estádio Couto Pereira where Coritiba beat Internacional 

4-2 with two goals from the highly-coveted, Keirrison.

The bottom six clubs all lost but it’s Vasco who are propping up the table after a

4-2 humiliation at home to Figueirense. This was Figueirense’s first win in 8 outings. Vasco coach Renato Gaúcho has now lost all three games in charge.

For the table and the rest of the results, click here

See the goals here


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