Corinthians – Copa do Brasil champions 2009

July 1, 2009 at 23:59 4 comments

André Santos (right) hits a cracker for Corinthians

André Santos (right) hits a cracker for Corinthians

Corinthians booked their place in next year’s Libertadores after beating Internacional with an aggregate score of 4-2 to win the Copa do Brasil.

2-0 up from the first leg in São Paulo, Corinthians silenced a packed estádio Beira-Rio with first-half goals from Jorge Henrique, and a stunner from Brazil leftback, André Santos.

Ronaldo, who even the Corinthians team doctors have admitted has put more weight on in recent months, had a shocker.

Substitute Alecsandro managed a couple of consolation goals midway through the second-period but it was too little too late.

Naturally, in a game of such tension, there was the mass handbagging moment led by Inter’s moronic D’Alessandro who chased Corinthian’s captain, William, halfway round the pitch. The Argentine was sent off. Five minutes later, Corinthian’s Elias for a second yellow. Both coaches were also banished from the dug outs.

Inter have the most talented team in Brazil and are capable of some fantastic football. But for the most part in the game in Porto Alegre, it seemed like men against boys as Corinthians simply outmuscled the somewhat lightweight Inter.

Mano Meneze’s team have now won the Brasileiro Série B, the Campeonato Paulista and now the Copa do Brasil in the space of just over six months. But with their place in the Libertadores already assured, the question now is whether they will be motivated enough to go on and win the Campeonato Brasileiro – a feat Corinthians are more than capable of accomplishing.   

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. KM in WALES  |  July 3, 2009 at 09:32

    hi pitaco.i read that wellington scored 2 against gremio.which wellington is it?is it the one arsenal were interested in?could u give some detailed info on the 2 wellingtons & their ability etc?thnx.

    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  July 3, 2009 at 11:00

      the Wellington who scored is Wellington Paulista ex Botafogo. the Wellington Arsenal had a fling with is Wellington Silva who is currently back at Fluminense and has just been made part of the senior squad

  • 3. Teddy  |  July 12, 2009 at 10:14

    Why was Celso Roth sacked from Gremio?

    • 4. pitacodogringo  |  July 12, 2009 at 13:52

      Despite doing well in the league last year, he was never really popular at the club and i think the directors were waiting for an excuse to get rid of him. That came when Grêmio lost a game to bitter rivals Internacional in the Campeonato Gaúcho – the somewhat meaningless Rio Grande do Sul state championship. Now Roth has led Atlético Mineiro to the top of the Brasileiro – whether they’ll stay there is a different matter though


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