Internacional return to the top of the Brasileiro

July 5, 2009 at 20:56 5 comments

Marcos Aurélio celebrates after striking against São Paulo

Marcos Aurélio celebrates after striking against São Paulo

Nilmar’s double strike for Inter away at Náutico put the Porto Alegre outfit back in pole position in Brazil’s national championship. Earlier in the match, D’Alessandro capped a dismal week when he missed a penalty that could have put Inter in the lead. But at least the volatile Argentine was not sent off in Recife. See the goals

Atlético Mineiro dropped to second after being held at home 1-1 by bottom club Botafogo. Two São Paulo rejects got the goals. Éder Luís struck first for Celso Roth’s men before Juninho got the equalizer. See the goals

Palmeiras took the lead away at Avaí after Obina dived in the area; and then converted the resultant penalty. The striker then headed home in the second period to bring his tally to five for the season. Cleiton Xavier hit Palmeiras’ third and could have ended Silas’ reign in charge at Avaí. See the goals

Flamengo moved into the top five after they scraped past Vitória thanks to strikes from Juan and Emerson. Roger’s goal wasn’t enough for a point but Vitória stay third. See the goals

Ricardo Gomes’ second in game in charge of São Paulo ended in tears as they were well beaten by strugglers Coritiba. Marcos Aurélio and Ariel struck two fine goals as André Dias was red-carded for the travellers. São Paulo have not won away in any competition since they beat Noroeste 2-1 in the Campeonato Paulista on 25th March.  See the goals

The biggest score of the day came at the estádio Olímpico were Grêmio’s Argentines put on a show against Atlético Paranaense. Maxi Lopes and Herrera grabbed a brace a-piece in the 4-1 win. See the goals 

Santos picked up their first victory in four outings when Paulo Henrique hit home with just two minutes to go vs Sport Recife.

To complete the round, Corinthians take on Fluminense on Wednesday.

Goiás’ Felipe is the league’s top scorer with seven.

See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 9 table and the rest of the results here


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  • 1. Daniel  |  July 6, 2009 at 20:15

    Great to see Nilmar getting back to his best like when he broke onto the scene.He had a blip at Lyon but now as things stand a definite in my brasil world cup squad.

  • 2. KM in WALES  |  July 9, 2009 at 06:18

    is kerrison in the brazilian squad?pitaco whats the difference between Kerrison & Nilmar?is kerrison just a lethal striker & Nilmar more skillful?Also Inter have signed Kerlon – how has he fared this year? Juve also have an all Brazilian midfield now – Diego & Melo.a lot of brazilians in Serie A this year.

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  July 11, 2009 at 16:11

      Keirrison’s not in the squad. Both are skilful but I’d say Nilmar is much quicker and covers more of the pitch. Arguably, he’s a better dribbler, likes to run at people and has a more powerful shot. Nilmar’s also older. But Keirrison scores more goals.

      • 4. Daniel  |  July 11, 2009 at 22:46

        Jon do you get to watch european games there in brazil? Like the Prem League, La liga,Serie A.As Ive caught on your a Forest fan! Up the hammers!!
        Now keirrison has gone to Barcelona do you think he’ll have an advantage over Nilmar for the brazil squad? When what your saying is Nilmar could possibly offer more, I also thought he looked good in Qualifying when Fabiano was suspended.

      • 5. pitacodogringo  |  July 12, 2009 at 14:00

        We get just about everything here on ESPN or Sportv – premier league, champions league, league and FA cup, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch football and most big international games but to be honest I don’t really watch that much nowadays unless Forest (or West Ham) are on hahaha
        As far as I’m aware, Keirrison has still not signed for Barcelona. My sources at Traffic have told me that the sticking point is the Barca want to loan him out to Valencia but they aren’t keen to take him.
        Well, I think Nilmar is the more complete player right now. But as I said before, Keirrison scores more goals – a lot more so ……

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