Atlético Mineiro stay on course

July 19, 2009 at 21:06 5 comments

Ronaldo, Jorge Henrique and Morais celebrate against Cruzeiro

Ronaldo, Jorge Henrique and Morais celebrate against Cruzeiro

Celso Roth’s Atlético Mineiro were restored to the leadership of the Brasileiro after a scoreless draw away at Vitória. The result ended the Bahia side’s 100% record in the Barradão.

Palmeiras had gone top on Saturday after Diego Souza’s volley secured the Palestra Itália outfit a 1-0 win over Santo André. See the goal. The Verdão have not lost in ten but the coaching position remains open. Palmeiras have so far refused to commit to Jorginho despite his record of four wins and a draw.

Grêmio had to come from behind to beat archenemies Internacional in the estádio Olímpico. Nilmar put Inter in front. But then strikes from Souza and Maxi Lopes have left Tite’s position at Inter looking rather shaky. See the highlights

Coach Geninho couldn’t have got off to a worse start in his first game in charge at Náutico. The Recife team went down 4-0 at surprise side Barueri. Val Baiano grabbed all the goals and became the league’s joint top scorer alongside Goiás’ Felipe and Roger at Vitória who are on eight.  

Corinthians finally picked up their first away win after disposing of Cruzeiro 2-1 in the Mineirão. Jorge Henrique gave Mano Menezes’ team the lead after a superb pass by Ronaldo. Cruzeiro’s Leonardo Silva was then sent off for handling Ronaldo’s strike on goal. But the former Brazil man hit an easy shot at Fábio. Ronaldo made up for the miss in the second-half to score against the club where he started his career back in 1993. Kléber got Cruzeiro’s consolation goal. See the highlights

The Rio derby between Botafogo and Flamengo ended in a 2-2 draw. Adriano was on target again for Fla but it was down to Emerson to rescue a point after Alessandro and Renato had put Botafogo in front.

São Paulo pulled off a vital win against Santos thanks to a brace from Washington. Roni scored Santos’ only goal. See the goals. On Monday, Vanderlei Luxemburgo is expected to check into the Vila Belmiro for the fourth time in his managerial career.

Avaí pulled off their second straight win at the expense of Sport Recife. The result means that none of the promoted sides are now in the bottom four.

One team that may go through another change of coach is Fluminense who were panned at home 4-1 by Goiás. Vinícius Eutrópio has only been in charge for two games but Muricy Ramalho or Renato Gaúcho are already being lined up as replacements. Flu have gone seven games without a win.

See the rest of the Campeonato Brasileiro round 12 results and the table here

The weekend of 25th/26th we’ll be broadcasting Botafogo x Internacional (Saturday 18:30 Brasília) and archenemies Corinthians x Palmeiras (Sunday 16:00 Brasília)


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  • 2. Martin  |  July 21, 2009 at 21:46

    What else does Jorginho need to do at Palmeiras to get the job fultime? He’s really turned them around. This is not the USA 94 winning fullback with the same name who is Dunga’s assistant but this Jorginho was a coach in Palmeiras youth team I believe. Considering how much old coaches get recycled in Brazil, look how many different clubs Wanderley Luxemburgo, Emerson Leao or Celso Roth have coached, it is nice to see some fresh ideas being brought in with Jorginho.

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  July 21, 2009 at 21:56

      you’re right Martin. he’s the Palmeiras B team coach – as a midfielder, he was famous for scoring Santos’ 10,000th goal in 1998 – i’d certainly give him a chance – Palmeiras are playing some good stuff and who else is around? the problem is that when he loses his first game, the whingers will start calling for a big name. looking forward to covering the clash vs Corinthians on Sunday!

      • 4. pitacodogringo  |  July 21, 2009 at 22:05

        a minute after writing the above, just read that Muricy Ramalho has been made Pameiras coach! and he’ll be in charge for the corinthians game. i’m already reaching for the bottle.

  • 5. Paul  |  July 22, 2009 at 02:49

    As a Palmeiras fan, I’d love to see them win the championship. But not at the expense of having to watch a team coached by Ramalho. I may change my tune down the road if I get used to watching Palmeiras win. More than likely it will be the same old tactics, hence, boring football. Fora Retranqueiro!


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