Monday, 24 May 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Week 3

Botafogo 3-0 Goiás
Atlético Goianiense 1-2 Santos
Palmeiras 4-2 Grêmio
Corinthians 1-0 Fluminense
Atlético Miniero 3-1 Atlético Paranaense
Internacional 0-2 São Paulo
Ceará 1-0 Vitória
Avaí 2-0 Vasco da Gama
Flamengo 3-1 Prudente
Guarani 2-2 Cruzeiro

Botofogo's promising start to the season continued as they brushed aside Goiás. A spiteful game which had 4 red cards saw two goals in a minute from Lúcio Flávio and Somália put Fogo in control just before half time as Goiás' Fabio became the first to go just before the break. German Herrera made it three 18 mintues from time before he was the second to go alongside Caio six minutes from time after the team mates begin fighting with each other. Wellington Saci was the second Goiás player to go as things finished 9 a-side. Santos picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 success at Atlético-GO. Marquinhos put Santos ahead in the 63rd minute and Wesley doubled the lead two mintues later. Atlético-GO then had Agenor sent off seven minutes from time but the 10 men pulled a consolation goal back through Boka three minutes from time. Palmeiras made it 2 from 2 at home after overcoming a Grêmio side which still have that travel sickness problem. A double from Ewerthon put the Big Green in charge within half an hour but Jonas pulled a goal back on the half hour. On half time Marcos Assunção of Palmeiras and Dougles were sent off after clashing. Hugo then levelled the game three mintues into the second half after heading home but Maurício Ramos put Palmeiras back ahead on the hour and Cleiton Xavier restored the two goal gap 10 minutes later.

Corinthians remain the only team with a 100% record after defeating Fluminense at the Pacembeu. Only only one goal seperated the teams and it came via a Chicão free kick with 12 minutes on the clock. Atlético-MG got back on the horse after last week's defeat to overcome Atlético-PR. Muriqui put Atlético-MG ahead after 57 minutes and Digeo Tardelli doubled the lead two minutes later. Ricardinho made it three 17 minutes from time before Bruno Miniero pulled a goal back for Atlético-PR seven minutes from time. In a rehearsal of the Libertadores semi final São Paulo came away from the Beria-Rio with all three points against Internacional. Hernanes put São Paulo ahead eight minutes before the break before Fernandão sealed the win with a second just after the hour. Late drama at the Castelão as an injury time goal from Washington gave Ceará all three points against Vitória. The game had been ten a-side for the second half after Ceará's Heleno and José Juinior of Vitória had been sent off after 32 minutes.

Avaí remain in second after victory over a Vasco da Gama side struggling to adapt to top flight life and playing for the first time under new coach Celso Roth. Roberto put Avaí ahead after 27 minutes and Robson wrapped things up in injury time. Flamengo bounced back from their Libertadores exit with victory over Prudente in front of just 4000 spectators at the Maracanã. Vágner Love put Flamengo ahead from the spot on half time but Wanderley levelled for Prudente four minutes after the restart. It looked like the game was heading for a draw but Juan edged Flamengo back ahead three minutes from time before a second from the spot from Vágner Love wrapped things up. Guarani will be kicking themselves after letting a two goal lead slip against Cruzeiro in an entertaining game with plenty of chances. A double from Roger in the first half hour put Guarani in control. Cruzeiro fought back in the second half, Gil halved the deficit seven minutes after the break and Joffre Guerrón levelled matters fifteen minutes from time.

The first midweek roud takes place this week and they line up like this

Vitória x Atlético-MG
Grêmio x Avaí
Fluminense x Flamengo
São Paulo x Palmeiras
Prudente x Corinthians
Cruzeiro x Botafogo
Santos x Guarani
Vasco da Gama x Internacional
Atlético-PR x Atlético-GO
Goiás x Ceará

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