Corinthians see off Palmeiras to go top of Paulista

January 31, 2010 at 23:42 3 comments

Gorgeous Jorge

In the first big derby in the Campeonato Paulista, a goal from Jorge Henrique was enough to give Corinthians their first win against Palmeiras since 2006 and send the Musketeers to the top of the league.

Henrique’s goals came with just six minutes on the on clock after the diminutive forward out jumped the Palmeiras defence. Moments later, though, the experienced Roberto Carlos made an unnecessarily heavy challenge on João Arthur and was red-carded. The former Brazil left back has not impressed since his return to the country and with more displays like this he may even struggle to get in to one of the biggest squads in Brazil.

Palmeiras were without the creative talents of Diego Souza and Deivid Sacconi and found it hard to capitalise on their numerical advantage. Playmaker Cleiton Xavier was sent off in the second-half and after this performance, it is clear that Palmeiras need to reinforce if they want to take this Paulista. See the highlights here

On Saturday at the Vila Belmiro, Neymar was in outstanding form against a stubborn Oeste. The 17-year-old had a hand in Santos’ opener, which was put away by André; and scored his sides’ second with a confident finish. New coach Dorival Júnior has got Santos playing some attractive, neat football in his short tenure. The coastal team were a delight to watch at times and though no big names were brought in (until you know who signed last week), Santos are easily the most watchable side in the competition. See the highlights here

São Paulo scraped a point away at minnows Sertãozinho thanks to a late equalizer by Jorge Wagner (it was actually an own-goal by Marcos Vinícius by the ref gave it to the São Paulo man). The game finished 2-2 but coach Ricardo Gomes and São Paulo’s fans will not have been happy with another below par performance, which saw the club slide to 8th.

See the highlights here

Centreback André Dias had been rested and could be on his way out of the Morumbi. Lazio have tabled a €2.5 million bid and it seems that the Italians are about to get a very good defender on the cheap.

Botafogo are now 3rd after a 2-1 win away at Portuguesa. Santo André, who were relegated from the top flight of the Brasileiro last season, are now 4th following a

2-1 win at Juninho Paulista’s Ituano.

Goals to come

See the Campeonato Paulista round 5 table and the rest of the results here


Entry filed under: Campeonato Paulista 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Robinho waves goodbye to Manchester City and returns to Santos FootBrazil’s fabulous promo videos – great clips from Brazilian football

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marcelo Caju  |  February 1, 2010 at 13:31

    Todos os comentários devem ser escritos em inglês?Ou podem ser postados em português?Sou fã do “antigo” futebol ingles,com “chuveirinhos”,carrinhos e chutões.Faço de tudo para ver um “Everton x West Ham” ou “Derby Country x Southampton”,jogos dos chamados “pequenos” do Premier League.


    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 1, 2010 at 16:11

      fala Marcelo

      pode escrever em portugues sim e depois vou tentar traduzir

      marcelo said he’s a fan of the old style of english football …. high balls into the area (chuveirinhos??), slide tackles and powerful shots. he does all he can to see games such as everton x west ham Derby x southampton [ta loco marcelo??!! haha] games referred to as ‘small’ in the EPL

  • 3. Marcelo Caju  |  February 3, 2010 at 11:14

    Desculpe,eu não quis menosprezar nenhum dos times citados.Foi uma força de expressão de equipes que não tem o mesmo poder de investimento de um Chelsea ou M.Utd.Gostava do Derby Country primeiro pelo escudo,que parecia uma “ovelha” e pelo lendário goleiro Peter Shilton(que foi meu goleiro no futebol de botões..rss).Jogava também o meio campista irlandes Mc Grath(um negro que tinha muita força e marcação).O termo “chuveirinhos” é dito aqui no Brasil,como a equipe que explora muito os cruzamento pelo alto.Abração! Caju.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


The man who came up with: Messi carrying Argentina. Neymar carrying Brazil. British Airways carrying England. My name is Jon Cotterill. I am an English football commentator for TV Globo in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently we're broadcasting two live Campeonato Brasileiro or Campeonato Paulista games per week plus our magazine show, Footbrazil to 180 countries. + Eu trabalho como narrador na TV Globo em São Paulo, Brasil. Atualmente, nos transmitimos dois jogos ao vivo do Campeonato Brasileiro ou Campeonato Paulista por semana e nosso programa de futebol semanal, Footbrazil.

Follow me on Twitter

Copyright – don’t steal my stuff! links and excerpts are fine

© Jon Cotterill and Pitacodogringo's Brazilian football site, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jon Cotterill and Pitacodogringo's Brazilian football site with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


Listed on Soccer Blogs