São Paulo three games away from making history

November 16, 2008 at 20:37 Leave a comment

Ibson, Moura and Obina end it for Palmeiras

Ibson, Moura and Obina end it for Palmeiras

Around 59,000 turned up to the estádio Morumbi to see São Paulo dispose of Figueirense 3-1 and maintain a two point lead over Grêmio.

São Paulo are now just three games away from ensuring they enter the record books as the first club to win the league three times in a row.

Borges scored twice – his sixth in three games – and Hugo grabbed the other against a Figueirense side that look like heading for Série B. See the goals

Grêmio remain in the chase after a Tcheco strike and an Alê own-goal secured the points against Coritiba.

But two teams are out of the title race after Cruzeiro were thumped 5-2 away at Náutico and Palmeiras lost by the same score at Flamengo.

Palmeiras started the year as many pundits’ favourites to win the Brasileiro. But successive defeats to Grêmio and now Flamengo have ended the Palestra Itália’s title ambitions.

Marcelinho Paraíba struck within two minutes of the kick off but Palmeiras drew level after Jailton hauled down kléber in the area and Alex Mineiro slotted home the penalty. Fla restored the lead through Ibson – who went on to score a hat-trick.

Ex Manchester United man, Kléberson, was at the centre of things for Fla and also picked up a much-deserved goal. Kléber notched for Palmeiras but the away side were well-beaten and Palmeiras may undergo another rebuild for next season. See the goals here

At the bottom, Fluminense had to come from behind to beat fellow strugglers Portuguesa but are now clear of the drop zone. Vasco’s Série A status remains in doubt following a 4-1 thrashing at Atlético Mineiro. Bottom club Ipatinga hammered Sport 3-0 but remain at least three points adrift of safety.

See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 35 table and all the results here

See the goals here but give yourself plenty of time. An average of 4.1 per game went in – the best average this season.

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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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