Fluminense wobble as 15 game unbeaten run goes out the window

September 6, 2010 at 15:05 7 comments

More trouble for Flu as top scorer Emerson (right) could be out for two weeks

Leaders Fluminense had their lead at the top slashed to one point after they went down 2-1 away at Guarani. The Laranjeiras outfit have headed the table for eight rounds and at one stage opened up a five point lead over their rivals. But defeat in Campinas means that Corinthians can overtake the Tricolor if the São Paulo side win their game in hand vs Vasco. For Flu coach Muricy Ramalho, it could be a case of déjà vu. Last season, Ramalho was in charge of a Palmeiras side that led the league for 19 rounds before they were knocked off top spot with just five games to go. The Greens finished the season in fifth and failed to take a place in the Libertadores. See Guarani 2-1 Fluminense here

Corinthians swept aside bottom club Goiás 5-1 in the Pacaembu. Goiás had taken the lead and looked capable of getting something from the match until Amaral went for a second bookable offence. Corinthians then took over. Bruno César grabbed another to bring his haul to nine and stay the Brasileiro top scorer alongside Elias of Atlético Goianiense. See the goals

The turnaround of the day came at the Pacaembu on Sunday. Palmeiras had taken a two goal lead against Cruzeiro before the Foxes came back to win 3-2. Palmeiras would have fired any other coach for a result like this. Felipão’s stock remains high at the club where he won the Libertadores in 1999. But patience is beginning to wear thin in the boardroom and in the stands. Midweek, Palmeiras must win away to a Vitória side in apparent free fall or the pressure will be well and truly on.  See the Palmeiras 2-3 Cruzeiro goals.

At the wrong end of the table, Atlético Mineiro remain in trouble after a 3-2 home loss to São Paulo. Atlético Goianiense are still in the bottom four but after a 4-1 win against Vitória, the strugglers are now within touching distance of safety. Grêmio Prudente and Goiás are the other sides in the relegation zone.

The table and the rest of the Campeonato Brasileiro round 19 results here


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  • 1. Jimmy  |  September 6, 2010 at 21:23

    Last season in the English Premier League, all the teams in northeast England struggled to the point where only Sunderland survived relegation, barely. With this in mind, last term in Brasil, all the teams from Pernambuco went down and now, looking at the table, the teams from Goias appear they will have a similar fate. Perhaps all of this is coincidental but my question is; In the Brasileirao, is there a cycle where geographically teams from one particular part of Brasil will prosper while another will suffer? I assume, similar to England & other leagues that the larger, richer sides will always have an advantage but this happened to catch my eye. Being a supporter of Sport Recife, I hope that northeast Brasil bounces back strong into Serie A.

  • 2. Carlos Nouer  |  September 11, 2010 at 23:47

    I have GolTV with Comcast cable. I like your broadcast style and comments… we don’t see names and faces on the air. I think the broadcast would be complete then, just a suggestion.

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  September 13, 2010 at 19:11

      Thanks Carlos and Jimmy

      But i can see two problems with your suggestion about showing us during the broadcasts. Firstly, we’d probably have to wear a suit as opposed to our normal slightly more casual attire. Secondly, and more importantly, I’m not sure an unsuspecting world is quite ready for the prospect of seeing Bira Brasil peering out of the TV screen! haha

      • 4. Jimmy  |  September 14, 2010 at 12:40

        Hi Jon, hope all is well. Absolutely I am in favour that the both of you remain in your more casual attire. If Bira Brasil has a face better suited for radio then definitely keep things as is! ha ha.

        Seriously, perhaps I understood Carlos remarks but I thought he was calling for more graphics/captions regarding information about the players, games & league. Regardless, I stand firm in my opinion that the both of you provide high quality telecasts and will continue to enjoy them moving forward. Thanks again Jon (& Bira).

      • 5. pitacodogringo  |  September 14, 2010 at 15:50

        yes, Bira certainly has a face for radio! and on reflection, you could be right – carlos was probably was talking about graphics etc.

        the team graphics we show when we put out the starting line-ups have improved but we’re always looking to make things better so i’ll pass the comments on

  • 6. safc01906  |  September 12, 2010 at 09:22

    I fully agree with you Carlos that the telecasts of the Brasileirao along with the weekly Foot Brazil show are great. I find the action on the pitch exciting and the commentary both entertaining & informative. Certainly, any improvements GolTV can make to enhance the quality of the production can benefit the viewers.

  • 7. riccardo  |  September 16, 2010 at 08:52

    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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