Palmeiras drop first points in the Paulista

February 22, 2009 at 22:25 4 comments

Pretty boy Christian: a face that has clearly taken its toll from all those headers

Pretty boy Christian: a face that has clearly taken its toll from all those headers

The Campeonato Paulista reached the half-way point in the group stage at the weekend and the big four are occupying the playoff places.

Palmeiras remain top despite dropping their first points of the campaign after they were held 2-2 away at Portuguesa.

Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s team appeared to be cruising with two more goals from Keirrison who has now scored 10 for the club in all competitions.

But Portuguesa responded with strikes from Edno and Christian (photo) and the results moved the Canindé outfit to 5th. See the goals

Corinthians stay second after brushing aside Guaratinguetá 3-1.  Elias was the name of the game after striking twice to take the sting out of a home team that had been unbeaten in their previous four outings. See the goals

São Paulo had to come from behind away at Barueri. Everton had given his team the lead. But the in-form Borges hit two and Diego put through his own net. See the goals

In the only game on Sunday, Santos struggled to beat lowly Botafogo. Fabão scored the only goal of a dreary contest after his long-range free-kick got some help from the appalling surface at the Pacaembu.

Palmeiras’ Keirrison and Barueri’s Pedrão are the league’s leading scorers with 7


With the sacking Guarani’s Luciano Dias, half of the twenty clubs have now changed their coach.

See the table and all the results from round 9 of the Campeonato Paulista here



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bruno  |  February 23, 2009 at 17:41

    Portuguesa keeps playing well, but victories don’t come that easily for them.

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 23, 2009 at 20:35

    oi Bruno
    i think Portuguesa could be one of the surprises of the competition. i haven’t been impressed with Corinthians and Santos are woeful (though a full-strength Santos should be better). Palmeiras and São Paulo are preoccupied with the Libertadores. so, Portuguesa may just nip in

  • 3. Martin  |  March 2, 2009 at 01:10

    I have only seen Sao Paulo twice this year, in the Libertadores versus Medellin and this weekend vs Santos and I am not impressed with their attack. Maybe they are still holding back something but it also may be a case where their opponents are figuring out their direct approach? Santos were without Kleber Parreira but thanks to Mao Molina they were able to beat Sao Paulo.

  • 4. pitacodogringo  |  March 2, 2009 at 13:21

    of course, Borges was suspended and he might have made the difference. são paulo, and palmeiras, for that matter, have always said the Libertadores is the priority and that’s the way it should be. but são paulo’s performances in the Paulista seem half-hearted though they still have an ‘obligation’ to make the playoffs


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