Ronaldo injured in Corinthians 3-0 loss to Palmeiras
Corinthians rotund front man, Ronaldo, may have broken a bone in his hand after an awkward fall in Sunday’s loss to archrivals Palmeiras.
The former Brazil player was carted off after just 19 minutes in the game in the city of Presidente Prudente. The severity of his injury is still not known. The last time the number nine was there, he scored his first goal for Corinthians against Palmeiras. Celebrating after the strike, Ronaldo clambered on to the stadium’s perimeter fence, which subsequently collapsed under the excessive strain.
Obina was the name of Sunday’s clash hitting a hat-trick to bring his total to eight for the season at Palmeiras. This was Obina’s third hat-trick of his career – the other two were for Flamengo against Fortaleza and América RJ.
Caretaker coach, Jorginho, went out on high in his final game in charge. Muricy Ramalho takes over on Monday. However, there was a taste of things to come when inexplicably Palmeiras sat back on a three-goal lead after Corinthians had been reduced to ten men when Alessandro was sent off. See the highlights
Palmeiras moved to 2nd and have the same number of points and wins as Atlético Mineiro but an inferior goal-difference.
Almost 51,000 were in the Mineirão to see Celso Roth’s team suffer a surprise defeat to Goiás. Veteran forward, Iarley, grabbed the game’s only goal. See the highlights
A Nilmar-less Internacional went down 3-2 away at strugglers Botafogo. Inter were trailing by two at half-time but came back to draw level. Botafogo rightback Alessandro popped up with the winner.
Vitória kept up their good early season home form with a 1-0 win over Coritiba courtesy of Leandro Domingues.
Flamengo pulled off a 2-1 win against Santos in the Vila Belmiro. Adriano was on target for the Rio side but it was an own-goal by Pará that secured Fla the points. Robson scored the consolation goal for Santos. After the defeat, the Vila Belmiro club announced the signing of ex Brazil man, Emerson, who was last seen turning out for AC Milan. See the highlights
At the wrong end of the table, Sport, Atlético Paranaense, Fluminense and Náutico now occupy the bottom four places.
See the table and the rest of the Campeonato Brasileiro round 14 here
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