Washington the hero as Fluminense return to the top of the Brasileiro

August 2, 2010 at 00:00 2 comments

Washington back at Flu

Rio side, Fluminense, are back in pole position thanks to an impressive return by old boy, Washington. The striker found himself surplus to requirements at São Paulo but scored twice against Atlético Paranaense in Flu’s 3-1 win in the Maracanã on Saturday. See the goals

Corinthians slipped to 2nd after their 1-1 draw with archenemies Palmeiras. This was Adílson Batista’s first game in charge since he took over from Mano Menezes. Batista would have been delighted when Jorge Henrique found the net – but replays showed the diminutive forward was offside. Palmeiras got a deserved equaliser through Edinho but coach Luis Felipe Scolari is still waiting for his first win after taking over at the club four games ago. See the highlights

Internacional are 3rd after fielding a weakened team against bitter rivals Grêmio. Celso Roth’s men had their minds on the midweek semi-final second leg meeting with São Paulo in the Libertadores but still managed a scoreless draw with their neighbours.

Ceará slid to 4th after losing 2-1 at São Paulo in the Morumbi. Goal from Fernandão and Ricardo Oliveira alleviated some of the pressure that Ricardo Gomes is under. But the coach could well find himself out of a job if São Paulo fail to progress in the Libertadores on Thursday.

In the weekend’s big derbies; Cruzeiro came out 1-0 winners over Atlético Mineiro thanks to Wellington Paulista. Atlético coach, Vanderlei Luxemburgo has put together a good squad but still the results have failed to come. His side are second from bottom and Luxemburgo is feeling the heat. See the highlights. Flamengo and vasco drew 0-0 in the Maracanã.

Goiás, Grêmio, Atlético Mineiro and Atlético Goianiense are the teams stuck in the relegation zone.

See the Campeonato Brasileiro round 12 table and the rest of the results here


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mike  |  August 2, 2010 at 00:37

    ceará ‘slid’ to fourth… never thought i would be hearing that in the serie a at least!’

    i really hope flu can compete until the end. would be amazing after that escape they made last year if they were to qualify for the libertadores

  • 2. riccardo  |  August 2, 2010 at 06:44

    Hi, I’m Riccardo, I would like to make an exchange of links with my soccer blog…STADIO GOAL. Let me know if you are interested in it…thanks…have a good day with you good work!Keep it up!
    LINK: http://www.stadiogoal.com


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