Weekend of controversies in Brasileiro run in

November 14, 2010 at 21:57 8 comments

Ronaldo flat out as Gil gets his marching orders

Two highly disputed refereeing decisions could play a huge part in the destination of the Campeonato Brasileiro title. The first came late in the Corinthians versus Cruzeiro match where Gil was adjudged to have brought down Ronaldo. The former Brazil man converted and the Musketeers took the three points and ended the round as leaders. See the highlights

The second talking point came in Fluminense’s tie against Goiás. Flu were trailing but were awarded a penalty late. Conca converted. See the highlights

Atlético Paranaense left it late against Grêmio Prudente but secured a 2-1 win and kept their Libertadores hopes alive. The result, though, dumped Prudente into the second division.

Elsewhere, Libertadores hopefuls Botafogo drew 2-2 with Ceará while Grêmio fought out a scoreless draw with Santos.

The situation at the wrong end of the table became a little tighter. Flamengo’s defeat at the hands of Atlético Mineiro left the current champions just three points above the relegation zone with three games to go.

Atlético Goianiense, Atlético Mineiro, Vitória, Avaí and Guarani are still in trouble but have a fighting chance at survival. After their 1-1 draw with Fluminense, Goiás will need a miracle to avoid the drop.

See the table and the rest of the Campeonato Brasileiro 35 results here

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Thomas  |  November 14, 2010 at 22:18

    Ummmm, I have seen a million complaints about this play. Ronaldo jumped into the air and was whacked in the back by the defense…. Where is the controversy? .???

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  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  November 14, 2010 at 22:55

    well, it’s got everyone going here in Brazil and opinion is spilt right down the middle

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  • 3. CJB  |  November 15, 2010 at 10:12

    I think Jonas’ sending off against Santos is worth mentioning

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  • 4. JR  |  November 15, 2010 at 20:18

    One of the worst referee mistakes I’ve ever seen. It was biased, in my opinion. Cruzeiro deserved to win the match and could not make it in part due to a poor referee. Take a look at these highlights:

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  • 5. Chris  |  November 15, 2010 at 21:25

    Well, for what it’s worth I thought they were both penalties but there’s no doubt that Corinthians have benefitted from some very generous refereeing this season.

    This is beginning to remind me of 2005….

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  • 6. Chris  |  November 15, 2010 at 21:32

    Oh and words just can’t describe how awful Flamengo were at Atlético.

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  • 7. Martin  |  November 16, 2010 at 23:08

    Cruzeiro outplayed Corinthians but could not score and then threw it away with that silly penalty, which was the right call as Gil jumped into Ronaldo’s back even though he had his back to goal and was inside a crowded penalty area. Their post game complaints and whinging just paints them in a bad light.

    The worst of all may have been midfielder Fabricio who other than some wayward shooting played a fine game and helped take Corinthians excellent midfield out of the game. After the penalty was called, however, he simply walked off the field and waved to the bench to sub him out. I could not help but think, “When danger rears its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled…!”

    The pressure seems to be getting to Fluminense as they could not beat Goias but I also wonder how much it affected them incorporating both Deco and Fred into the starting team after neither had played in some time? Both are undoubtedly fine players but they may not have been on the same wavelength as their teammates.

    Three games left. Corinthians 63, Fluminense 62, Cruzeiro 60.

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  • 8. Thomas  |  November 20, 2010 at 10:25

    Martin and his comments are correct. Don’t blame Ronaldo for the missed calls on the Other end.

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