Palmeiras drop first points in the Paulista
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