Palmeiras lose at home for first time in Brasileiro

October 18, 2009 at 20:47 Leave a comment

A Petkovic brace sinks the leaders

A Petkovic brace sinks the leaders

Two goals from Flamengo’s Petkovic ended Palmeiras’ unbeaten run in the Palestra Itália and cut their lead at the top of the table to just four points.

The Greens dominated for most of the first-half but an excellent dribble and finish by the veteran Petkovic put Fla ahead. In the second period, Pet struck again shooting straight in from a corner after the ball slipped beneath Wendell’s legs and past Marcos. Vagner Love did have the chance to pull one back from the penalty spot late on but sent his shot high and wide. Flamengo are now in 5th on 48 just a point off the Libertadores places. See the highlights

On Saturday, São Paulo also lost their first game on home soil going down to an early goal by old boy, Diego Tardelli. The Atlético man is now joint top scorer with Flamengo’s Adriano and Inter’s Alecsandro all on 15 goals. Atlético moved to 2nd four points behind Palmeiras. São Paulo dropped to 4th. See the highlights

Internacional managed to blow another chance to close in on the leaders after they were held 2-2 by bottom club Fluminense. Inter twice took the lead in Rio but Flu had centreback Gum to thank for a precious point.

Cruzeiro are now just four points behind the top four after grabbing their third straight win. Thiago Ribeiro grabbed the game’s only goal against strugglers Botafogo in the Mineirão.

At the wrong end of the table, Atlético Paranaense took a significant step towards safety after a 3-0 win over Santo André. Paulo Baier, Marcinho and a Marcel own-goal secured the points.  

After beating Palmeiras last weekend 3-0, Náutico went down 3-1 away at Vitória.

Sport Recife, though, picked up three valuable points thanks to two former Corinthians men. Arce and Wilson scored the goals against the Parque São Jorge outfit but the Recife club remain in the bottom four.

See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 30 table and the rest of the results here

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