São Paulo and Flamengo push ahead as Palmeiras wobble

November 15, 2009 at 21:39 Leave a comment

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More points for Fluminense but has their run come to late?

Wins for São Paulo and Flamengo left them in 1st and 2nd place respectively with just three games to go in the Campeonato Brasiliero.

53,000 turned up at the estádio Morumbi as São Paulo took on Vitória on Saturday.

The home side got the breakthrough when Washington’s shot fell nicely for Jorge Vagner who struck from close range. São Paulo made sure of the points early in the second period after Hernanes picked out Hugo who headed home.

The estádio dos Aflictos was packed as Flamengo travelled north to face relegation-threatened Náutico in Recife. Fla went in front when Petkovic scored after pouncing on a loose ball in the area. Late in the first-half, Adriano put away what could be his easiest goal of the season to make him top scorer of the league with 19 goals. The result left Fla just two points behind São Paulo and kept their dream of taking their first title since 1992 well and truly alive.

Palmeiras slipped to 3rd after being held 2-2 at home by Sport midweek. The result, though, sent the Recife side into Série B.

Internacional moved to 4th after seeing off Santos 3-1 in the Beira-Rio. Danilo, Marquinhos and D’Alessandro were all on target. Neymar grabbed Santos’ consolation.

Atlético Mineiro travelled to Coritiba hoping to take points from the strugglers. But the Belo Horizonte team came away empty-handed after Romulo and Marcelinho Paraiba scored for Coritiba. Eder Luís’ goal for Galo wasn’t enough.  

Cruzeiro are now 6th after drawing 1-1 with Grêmio at home.

Avaí climbed to within three points of the top four following their 3-1 win versus Corinthians.

At the bottom, Barueri trounced Botafogo 3-0 in Greater São Paulo. This was fantastic news for Fluminense who beat Atlético Parananense 2-1 in a packed Maracanã. The result left Flu in the relegation zone but just two points behind their Rio neighbours.

Santo André fell further behind after losing 3-1 at Goiás.

See the Campeonato Brasiliero table and the rest of the round 35 results here

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