Palmeiras march on against Internacional as Atlético Paranaense stop São Paulo

August 24, 2009 at 00:37 3 comments

Diego Souza sports Palmeiras' new third kit

Diego Souza sports Palmeiras' new third kit

Palmeiras remained top after a 2-1 win over title rivals Internacional in the Palestra Itália. Danny Moraes was adjudged to have stopped Diego Souza inside the box.

Obina converted the penalty to bring his tally to nine in the competition. Early in the second-half, Ortigoza made it 2-0. Inter pulled one back with a real beauty from Giuliano. The victory brought much relief to Palmeiras and ended their run of four without a win. See the goals

Goiás kept within reach of the leaders following a 2-1 home win over Santos. Vítor and Felipe struck for the Emeralds. Kléber Pereira struck for Santos. Hélio dos Anjos’ team are just two points behind Palmeiras. See the goals

Paulo Baier scored the only goal of the match in the Arena de Baixada as Atlético Paranaense’ rival continued against São Paulo. The result put an end to the Morumbi club’s run of seven consecutive wins. But things will get interesting next weekend when São Paulo are at home to Palmeiras (a game you can see with us next Sunday). see the goal

New boys Avaí have now gone 11 matches unbeaten. The latest victims were giants Flamengo who went down 3-0 in Santa Catarina with goals from Luíz Ricardo, Léo Gago and Fabinho Capixaba. The result left Avaí in the top four for the first time this season.  

One-time leaders Atlético Mineiro were crushed 4- away at Grêmio. Rever, Perea, Souza and Jonas were all on target. Evandro put away Atlético’s consolation goal.

The highest score of the day came at the Pacaembu were Corinthians and Botafogo shared the points in a six-goal thriller. Dentinho gave Corinthians the lead from the penalty spot. Substitute Reinaldo equalized with his first touch early in the second-half. The Musketeers went back in front with a stunning free kick from Marcinho.

And then the first really controversial moment came when André Lima drew the sides level after knocking the ball in with his hand. Referee Arilson Bispo da Anunciação didn’t spot it. The official then made another serious error when he awarded Corinthians another penalty after Jorge Henrique made a meal of a Thiaguinho challenge. Dentinho converted but only after two attempts. But with 10 minutes remaining, Lúcio Flávio hit a superb free kick and Botafogo came away with a point – though they remain in the bottom four. See the goals

Botafogo’s neighbours, Fluminense, failed to take advantage against a nine-man Barueri in the Maracanã. The 0-0 score left Flu bottom and the subject of protest from supporters when the team tried to return to the club coach after the match.

For the Campeonato Brasileiro round 21 table and the rest of the results click here

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martin  |  August 24, 2009 at 12:49

    Paulo Baier has played for practically every club in Brazil but the guy still can play and showed his worth against Sao Paulo.

    One of these days Fluminense’s luck at avoiding relegation will run out.

    Jon, I read where Joffre Guerron had a good debut for Cruzeiro. If he regains the form eh ahd when Liga de Quito won the Libertadores then he will eb a great signing for The Foxes of Cruzeiro.

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  • 2. Chris  |  August 24, 2009 at 14:27

    I too am a big fan of Paulo Baier. For a midfielder in his mid-thirties(?), he doesn’t half score a lot of goals.

    I know that Flamengo only had 4 first choice players available but it really was a shambles of a performance against Avai. And Adriano was lucky not to get sent off for a blatant elbow. So rather than challenging for a CL place I reckon they’ve got a relegation battle on their hands. With Fluminense and Botafogo in the bottom 4, this could be a truly disastrous season for Carioca football.

    Except, of course for Vasco who can justifiably claim to be the best team in Rio. And what a fantastic crowd they had on Saturday.

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    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  August 24, 2009 at 16:42

      he’ll be 35 in October – still a youngster haha

      well, we’ve seen a lot of big sides go down in recent years. so, it wouldn’t be that much of a surprise if Botafogo or Flu or both went down

      think it was around 80,000 in the Maracanã for Vasco at the weekend

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