Leadership exchanges hands in Brasileiro

October 24, 2010 at 23:03 3 comments


Obina gets a hat trick for Atlético Mineiro against Cruzeiro


Cruzeiro’s time at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro has come to an end after just two games. The Foxes went down 3-4 to arch rivals Atlético Mineiro – a result that lifted Galo out of the relegation zone. See the highlights

Cruzeiro’s loss allowed Fluminense to go back top on goal difference. Flu have not w on in five games but a 2-2 draw away at Atlético Paranaense was enough to put the Tricolor in pole position.  See the highlights

Corinthians are now just one point off the leaders after squeezing past Palmeiras in the Pacaembu 1-0. See the highlights

The biggest surprise of the day came at the Vila Belmiro were Santos were beaten by a nine-man Grêmio Prudente 3-2. Despite the win, Prudente are stranded ten points adrift of safety and look certain for a return to Série B.  See the highlights

Vitória joined Prudente in the bottom four after losing 1-0 away at Botafogo. Goiás came out on top in the six-pointer versus Avaí but both remain in the drop zone.

See the rest of the Campeonato Brasileiro round 31 results and the table here

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Martin  |  October 26, 2010 at 00:28

    7 games to go and it is a wide open 3 team race. My guess is Tite will get Corinthians back on track and with Bruno Cesar returning to health they are my pick now to win the championship. I do not think Cruzeiro has the depth. And what is up at Fluminense with the injuries to Fred and Deco? Any idea when they will be back?

    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  October 27, 2010 at 17:14

      Deco and Fred will miss tonight’s home game with Grêmio – that’s a tough match, especially with the Porto Alegre club’s recent away record. it’s not clear when either player will return. deco was being pencilled in for tonight but was ruled out a few hours ago. Fred is anyone’s guess.

    • 3. pitacodogringo  |  October 28, 2010 at 16:11

      i remember the first time Tite was at Corinthians. they were in a mess and under threat of relegation. he turned things around in his first season but did not have the confidence or tactical nous to make a real challenge on the title.
      for a team that was in a position to go top, yesterday’s display at strugglers Flamengo was poor. taking off Bruno César and settling for a point is exactly what i’ve come to expect from Tite. his appointment was a huge backwards step for Corinthians


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