Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Campeonato Paulista A1 - Week 13

Oeste 1-1 Prudente
Bragantino 1-1 Monte Azul
Rio Branco 2-2 Mirassol
São Caetano 0-1 Corinthians
Portuguesa 1-1 Santos
Ponte Preta 0-2 São Paulo
Santo André 4-1 Botafogo SP
Rio Claro 0-0 Mogi Mirim
Ituano 1-0 Paulista
Palmeiras 3-2 Sertãozinho

In what is now a derby match, it finished honours even between Oeste and Prudente. Dionísio put Oeste ahead just after the hour but Flavinho snatched a point for Prudente with the equalizer a minute from time. Monte Azul also needed a late goal to snatch a point at Bragantino for their sixth draw of the season. Frontini put Bragantino ahead in the 11th minutes but Borebi levelled three minutes from time. Rio Branco remain in the bottom four despite a draw with Mirassol. Eder Marcelo put Mirassol ahead with their very first attack but they were reduced to ten men after 15 minutes when Thiago was dismissed. Mirassol made life even harder for themselves when Anderson Paim put through his own net to level the game six minutes later. It got worse when Anselmo Ramon put Rio Branco ahead half way through the second half, but they were also reduced to 10 men seven minutes from time when Vinicius was dismissed. Pablo Escobar snatched a point for Mirassol three minutes from time.

Champions Corinthians climbed back into the top 4 after an away win at São Caetano. Again it was another late goal from Dentinho which claimed the points for Corinthians ahead of their midweek Libertadores clash in Medellín. The long winning run of Santos was ended by Portuguesa. Heverton put the home side ahead in the 14th minute and it looked like they were going to claim all three points but they were pegged back in the last minute by Zé Eduardo. Another team in Libertadores action in midweek, São Paulo, warmed up for their trip to Asunción with a comfortable victory over Ponte Preta. Both goals coming in the first half from Washington, to take his total to 5 for the season.

Santo André came from behind to claim the points in the big clash of the weekend against Botafogo SP. Leandro Amaro put Botafogo ahead six minutes before the break but they were pegged back on the stroke of half time by Bruno Cesar. Santo André dominated the second half, Branquinho put Santo André ahead on the hour and Ricardo Conceicao doubled the lead 18 minutes later. Xuxa was then sent off for Botafogo SP 9 minutes from time and Nunes wrapped this up a minute later to give Santo André their seventh straight win. No goals between Rio Claro and Mogi Mirim, a result which leaves both teams looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone. Ituano moved up to ninth after their victory over relegation threatened Paulista. Welton got the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the sixth minute, but they finished with 10 men after Alemão was sent off 12 minutes into the second half. Palmeiras left it very late as they bounced back from consecutive defeats against Sertãozinho. Lenny put the Big Green ahead in the 22nd minute but they were stunned 5 minutes either side of the break when Mendes and a penalty from Ricardo Lopes but rock bottom Sertãozinho ahead. Cleiton Xavier then levelled the game seven minutes from time and then grabbed the winner 4 minutes into injury time.

No midweek action because of Libertadores and Copa Brasil action. Next weekend the big clash is between Corinthians and Santo André. They line up like this

Botafogo SP x Oeste
Mirassol x Rio Claro
Portuguesa x São Caetano
Paulista x Prudente
Mogi Mirim x Ituano
Monte Azul x Sertãozinho
Santos x Palmeiras
São Paulo x Rio Branco
Corinthians x Santo André
Ponte Preta x Bragantino

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