São Paulo take control of the Brasileiro

November 2, 2008 at 21:08 2 comments

Borges on target for São Paulo

Borges on target for São Paulo

Muricy Ramalho’s São Paulo moved a step closer to becoming the first club to win the Campeonato Brasileiro three years in a row after they easily disposed of a second-string Internacional 3-0 in the Morumbi.

The result left São Paulo topping the competition for the first time this season. 

São Paulo will now be confident of taking sufficient points from their remaining five games against Portuguesa (A), Figueirense (H), Vasco (A), Fluminense (H), and Goiás (A) to take the title – especially as four of these teams are in the bottom six.

On Sunday, São Paulo took on an Internacional team that had rested key players for their upcoming Sul Americana match against Boca Juniors. Borges gave the Morumbi side the lead before Dagoberto made it 2-0. Hugo added a third.

Palmeiras left it late in the Vila Belmiro against Santos but came away with all three points thanks to a strike by Léo Lima. Kléber had given Palmeiras the lead in the first minute of the match. Santos equalized direct from the kick off in the second period – the referee eventually deciding to mark it down as an own-goal by Palmeiras stand-in keeper, Bruno.

Grêmio suffered a shock after Figueirense went in front in the Olímpico thanks to Marquinho. Reinaldo, though, drew the sides level just before half-time but Figueirense held on for a point and Grêmio dropped to third.

After beating Grêmio 3-0 midweek, Cruzeiro went down by the same score away at Goiás. A brace from Paulo Baier and a header from Henrique did the damage.

Despite taking the lead against Portuguesa, Flamengo once again dropped points at home. Fabio Luciano scored with a well-executed bicycle kick but were guilty of sitting back and Portuguesa scored through Jonas and Athirson. Maxi came off the bench to earn Flamengo a solitary point and leave them in 5th.

At the bottom, Figueirense, Vasco, Fluminense and Ipatinga occupy the relegation places but only five points separate the bottom seven clubs.

See the table and all the results form the Campeonato Brasileiro round 33 here

See the goals here



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rob  |  November 3, 2008 at 12:23

    Hi there

    Great website bye the way. Difficult to find decent Brazilian websites which aren’t in Portuguese!!

    My question is – who do you think have been the stars of the Brasileiro this season, and who do you think are the exciting newcomers?


  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  November 3, 2008 at 16:48

    Hi Rob
    i’ll probably do something on this at the end of the season – which is only a month away if you can hang on! haha


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