Palmeiras go five points clear at the top of the Brasileiro – Ronaldo on target for Corinthians

September 27, 2009 at 22:55 3 comments

São Paulo gift Ronaldo a goal in the Morumbi

São Paulo gift Ronaldo a goal in the Morumbi

A 2-1 victory over strugglers Atlético Paranaense plus São Paulo’s and Internacional’s failures to win their games has left Palmeiras in a commanding position in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Chile international Figueroa made the best of his first start for Palmeiras scoring the Green’s opener in the Palestra Itália. Chico equalised for the travellers – though the ball took a huge deflection off the head of Palmeiras man, Danilo. The centreback made amends, however, scoring the winner and moving his club to 50 points. See the goals

The league’s surprise package, Goiás, moved to second after a 2-1 win over an in-form Grêmio. Souza struck first for the away team. But strikes from Léo Lima and Felipe da Silva ended Grêmio’s five game winning streak. See the highlights

São Paulo took on archenemies Corinthians in the Morumbi knowing that nothing less than a win would be good enough to keep them in touch with leaders Palmeiras

With the early exchanges all equal, the breakthrough came after a terrible mix up involving André Dias and São Paulo reserve keeper, Bosco that let Ronaldo in for what must have been the easiest goal of his career.

With São Paulo struggling up front, Ricardo Gomes brought on Washington for Borges and the substitute soon brought the sides level. But a yellow for taking his shirt off was to prove costly and São Paulo’s hopes evaporated when their big number nine received a second card later in the game. See the highlights

Internacional could only manage a scoreless draw with Flamengo in the Beira Rio and have now gone three games without a win.  

Atlético Mineiro went 5th after beating 3-1. Brazil forward, Diego Tardelli, grabbed to bring his total to 13 alongside Flamengo’s Adriano and Grêmio’s Jonas.

At the wrong end of the table, Fluminense managed a rare win when they overcame Avaí 3-2 in the Maracanã. This was Flu’s first win in eight but the Rio club remain bottom as Sport Recife beat fellow strugglers Santo André in Recife 2-1.

See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 26 table and the rest of the results here


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martin  |  September 28, 2009 at 02:45

    Palmeiras have depth, Wendel goes down injured and they bring in Chilean international Figueroa, at forward they have Wagner Love, Robert, Obinna and Ortigoza. Say what happened with Lenny, he really disappointed after arriving with a lot of promise?

    I see where Atletico Mineiro picked up 2002 World Cup winner Ricardinho. Any other late acquisitions before the transfer deadline?

    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  September 30, 2009 at 18:33

      i’m pretty sure Wendel will be back on the right when he’s fit again – some good performances from him this season and he deserves to be there.
      Lenny is still coming back from injury. he’s started training again but there’s a lot of competition for places now at Palmeiras.
      can’t see any more ‘names’ being signed by Brazilian clubs now as there’s only two and a bit months left in the Championship.

  • 3. bobbygee  |  September 29, 2009 at 10:20

    Flamengo and internacional played in crazy coniditions. Both Sao Paulo and Corinthians “D” made some really dumb mistakes.


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