Unstoppable Palmeiras make it six out of six

February 13, 2009 at 13:08 Leave a comment

Guess who was on target for Palmeiras yet again?

Guess who was on target for Palmeiras yet again?

Another game and another win for Palmeiras. The victims this time were Mirassol who succumbed 3-2 at home.

After last season’s disappointment in the Campeonato Brasileiro, coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo appears to have got the balance of the squad exactly right this year. With every match, Palmeiras are becoming increasingly confident. As well as an abundance of natural talent, the team have shown a willingness to work hard for each other and it’s this combination that is making Palmeiras so effective.

On Wednesday, the under pressure Diego Souza, came to the fore. The midfielder’s wicked free-kick put the Campeonato Paulista leaders ahead. Mirassol drew level through Anderson Paim. But then Souza pulled off a slick move with Keirrison (photo), who buried the ball into the net for his 5th goal in the competition. Souza then set up Jefferson for number three. Wescley made the score slightly more respectable for Mirassol. See the goals here

Palmeiras have now put together a run of eight wins (including two in the Libertadores) and that equals the club’s best ever start to a season, which was established way back in 1920 when the team were called Palestra Itália. See Palmeiras in action as they take on a troubled Paulista FC at the estádio Pacaembu on Saturday at 17:00 local time.

Staying with the Pacaembu; Corinthians dominated their game vs strugglers Mogi Mirim. Boquita and Chicão (with yet another penalty) ensured the points. See the goals here

São Paulo were also at home against Ponte Preta. The Morumbi side ended the match 2-1 winners. Both goals should have gone to Jorge Wagner but teammate Rodrigo claimed the first skimmed off his back. Márcio Mixirica struck for Ponte.

We’ll be showing São Paulo as they take on archenemies Corinthians on Sunday. Note that the clocks change in Brazil this weekend and that the game will kick off at 16:00 local time.

Two goals from Luan for São Caetano against Oeste moved the ABC club into 4th place.

Barueri’s Pedrão is the competition’s top scorer after scoring 7 of his club’s 9 goals. Another came in the 1-1 draw away at bottom side Noroeste.

Marília picked up their first win of the season at the expense of Santos. Cláudio got the game’s only goal. Santos slide down to 8th and Márcio Fernandes became the 7th coach to go in the competition. Renato Gaúcho (between jobs) and Vagner Mancini (currently at Vitória) are being linked with the vacant post. The sacking overshadowed the fact that Santos wunderkind, Neymar, was on the bench for the first time as a professional.  

See the Campeonato Paulista round 7 table and the rest of the results here

See Thursday’s goals here

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