São Paulo end Palmeiras’ unbeaten run and ease into semis

March 29, 2009 at 18:21 2 comments

Just a perfect day for André Dias

Just a perfect day for André Dias

Washington’s early goal for São Paulo was enough to see off Palmeiras in the estádio Morumbi. The big frontman now has 11 goals to his name – just one behind the league’s top scorer, Keirrison.

The big derby match between was something of a damp squib with Palmeiras struggling to make any headway against a resolute São Paulo backline marshalled by the outstanding André Dias.

A few rounds ago against Corinthians, Keirrison hardly had a chance on goal. And it was the same story versus São Paulo.

The result ensured São Paulo a place in the playoffs and ended Palmeiras hopes of going through the championship without losing.

See the highlights here

Corinthians could only draw 0-0 away at troubled Guarani. They are now the only unbeaten team in the Paulista. The result was bad for both clubs. Corinthians dropped to third in the table. Guarani are now bottom.

Portuguesa remained in contention after they smashed Marília 4-1 in the estádio Canindé with goals from Christian, Edno and a brace from Fellype Gabriel.

Santos’ chances of making the top four took a knock when they were held 0-0 by Barueri.

The result boosted Santo André’s hopes of qualifying especially after their 3-1 win over Oeste.

just two games remain in the group stage. With Palmeiras and São Paulo qualified, and Corinthians almost certain of joining them; the remaining place in the semis will be fought out between Portuguesa, Santos and Santo André.  

The situation is less clear at the bottom where only six points separate the bottom ten teams. Four side will go down. The final group stage games will be played on Sunday April 5th.

See the Campeonato Paulista round 17 table and the rest of the results here

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pitacodogringo  |  February 1, 2010 at 16:37

    in case you hadn’t heard, Dias has just signed for Lazio for around 2.5 million euros, which is a very good deal for an excellent centreback.
    i enjoyed watching him at São Paulo. he’s a very reliable player and i wish him well in Italy

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  • 2. stefano /esteban  |  February 1, 2010 at 16:40

    dias is a lazio’s football soccer player by this evening 01/02/2010. Thanks Sao paulo, many thanks by rome !!!

    Reply

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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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