Campeonato Brasileiro to be settled on the final day: four teams still in with a chance
Flamengo, Internacional, Palmeiras or São Paulo could take Brazil’s national championship when it comes to an end next weekend. Fla now lead the way but with only two points separating the top four, it’s anybody’s guess where the title will end up.
On Sunday, goals from Zé Roberto and Léo Moura against Corinthians in the estádio Brinco de Ouro in Campinas left Flamengo within a hair’s-breadth of winning the Brasileiro for the first time since 1992. In the final round, Fla take on Grêmio in the Maracanã needing a victory to guarantee the title.
Internacional moved to 2nd after a 2-1 win at already-relegated Sport Recife. Their final game sees Inter face Santo André in the Beira-Rio. Inter will be crowned champions on numbers of wins if they win and Flamengo fail to beat Grêmio. Santo André are facing the drop. They need to win and hope Coritiba and Botafogo mess up.
Palmeiras are 3rd following their 3-1 win vs Atlético Mineiro. Next Sunday finds the former leaders in Rio as they take on relegation-threatened Botafogo. To take the title, the Greens must win and hope Flamengo and Inter don’t take maximum points.
São Paulo started the day as leaders but a surprise 4-2 loss away at Goiás saw them crash to 4th. The current champions are at home to Sport and must beat the Recife side by at least three clears goals and pray that none of the three teams above them win.
Cruzeiro have a chance of making the Libertadores places if they win in the Vila Belmiro against Santos and either São Paulo or Palmeiras lose their games.
At the bottom, Fluminense look like pulling off a miracle in their fight to avoid the drop. A draw at Coritiba will keep them afloat. The result will also mean that Coritiba stay in the top flight if Botafogo lose to Palmeiras. Otherwise, Coritiba will have to win.
Náutico were beaten 5-3 by Santo André and joined Sport in Série B.
Whatever happens on December 6th it’s sure to make for a riveting finale. All the games should kick off at 17:00 local time but delays are a near certainty.
See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 37 table and all the results here
See all the round’s goals here