Ronaldo injured in Corinthians 3-0 loss to Palmeiras

July 26, 2009 at 21:13 10 comments

Obina strikes three times against Corinthians

Obina strikes three times against Corinthians

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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10 Comments Add your own

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  • 2. Paul  |  July 27, 2009 at 05:34

    I think poor Ronaldo just broke a nail. Just kidding. But seriously, that’s a lot of weight for one hand to support.

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  July 27, 2009 at 14:33

      keep an eye on my Twitter posts for updates on fat boy

  • 4. Matt  |  July 27, 2009 at 07:02

    Was away all weekend, so typical Inter game was shown!

    Inter are in sharp decline right now and I think the board were foolish to watch on as Palmeiras appointed Ramalho.

    Anyway, what about Goias?! They really are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league. Their always capable of the unexpected.

    I’d welcome Iarley back at the Beira-Rio!

    • 5. Chris  |  July 27, 2009 at 17:44

      Saw Fluminense show a few signs of life against Cruzeiro but couldn’t take advantage of a sending off.

      Meanwhile the circus continues at Flamengo. Any ideas who they might appoint as manager? Surely not Parreira? But all the other ‘names’ are now in employment.

      • 6. pitacodogringo  |  July 27, 2009 at 20:09


        Vagner Mancini is being tipped to take over – though only last week, Fla were saying he’s too inexperienced. Sérgio Guedes has just resigned from Santo André and he reckons that Flamengo have sounded him out

        We’ll be in Rio the next two weekends – but I don’t usually stay there now. Any plans to come to SP?

  • 7. Chris  |  July 27, 2009 at 23:03


    A trip to SP could be on the cards this year. I’ll let you know.

    As for Wagner Mancini, he’s the guy that couldn’t control the Santos dressing room. I’d like to see him try with Adriano! Guedes would be an imaginative appointment, as would Jorghino from Palmeiras.

  • 8. Chris  |  July 27, 2009 at 23:04

    Jorginho, not Jorghino.

  • 9. Martin  |  July 29, 2009 at 01:59

    Hopefully Ronaldo didn’t break the hand he holds his fork in! Sorry could not resist that one!

    Maybe D’Alessandro’s should welcome his suspension with the way he is playing now. Amazing that a team who looked so good a few months ago can be playing so poorly now and that was even before Nilmar was sold to Villarreal. D’Alessandro is a streaky player and has been like that throughout his career. When on he can look elegant and be a superb playmaker but when off….

    Jon, do you think Edmilson’s return has helped stabilize Palmeiras, well in addiition to Jorginho’s coaching? I tought Edmilson’s injury coincided with Palmeiras’ slide earlier this year. And speaking of inuries, any word on when Rogerio Ceni will return?

    • 10. pitacodogringo  |  July 29, 2009 at 18:29

      Edmilson was ok in defence in the Paulista. but he was caught out a few times in the Libertadores. Jorginho put him midfield for the Corithians game and he was outstanding.
      Ceni is back training with a ball and could be back within a month or so


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