Saturday, 29 May 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Week 4

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

Vitória picked up their first win of the season after a 7 goal thriller against Atlético-MG. Schwenck put Vitória ahead after 13 minutes but Muriqui levelled just after the half hour. A second from Schwenck six minutes before the break put Vitória into half time ahead but they lost Nino to a read card seven minutes after half time. Ricardinho levelled again for Atlético-MG half way though the second half but Schwenck completed his hat-trick to again edge Vitória ahead again. When Diego Tardelli levelled for a third time with nine minutes to go a draw was the likely result but Evandro grabbed a winner three minutes from time. Grêmio brushed aside Avaí with a confortable 3-0 victory to get their first win of the season. A first half double from Jonas set the basis for the victory which was completed by Fabio Rochemback in the last minute. Fluminense were victorious in the Fla-Flu at the Maracanã. Rodriguinho put Fluminense ahead after ten minutes but Flamengo were picking up a number of yellow cards for some poor challenges. Dario Conca doubled the lead for Fluminense 11 minutes into the second half. Fernando was then sent off for Flamengo, who pulled a goal back in the last minute via a free kick from goalkeeper Bruno.

The other big midweek derby saw São Paulo make it back to back wins with success over Palmeiras. One goal seperated the sides and it came from Fernandão nine minutes into the second half. The only downside to the São Paulo victory was the dismissal of Cicinho a minutes from time. Corinthians remain top after twice coming from behind to claim a point at Prudente. Wanderley put Prudente ahead after 17 minutes but William levelled just after the half hour. Diego Giaretta put Prudente back ahead a minute before half time but a second half own goal from Denis gave Corinthians a point. After their 8-1 defeat in the cup at the Vila Belmiro a month ago, Guarani might not have picked the points up but they showed spirit in a 3-1 defeat. When Neymar put Santos ahead with only 2 minutes gone you expected a repeat but Baiano stunned the home fans with a leveller seven minutes before half time. The second half saw Guarani put up a fight up and looked to be taking a point away but Marcel edged Santos ahead 8 minutes from time and André wrapped things up two minutes from time.

Botafogo fell to their first defeat of the season at Cruzeiro, who edged up into third. One goal seperated the teams and that came from Thiago Ribeiro with 18 minutes on the clock. Vasco finally picked up their first win but did it the hard way against Internacional. A double within the space of two minutes from Andrezinho sent Inter into half time two goals to the good. Elton halved the defecit four minutes after the restart and Inter then had Fabiano Eller sent off after 63 minutes. Philippe Coutinho levelled from the spot 13 minutes from time and Nilton grabbed a winner four minutes from time. Huge win for Atlético-PR in what was an early season six pointer against Atlético-GO. Paulo Baier put Atlético-PR ahead with 19 minutes gone and Wagner Diniz doubled the lead just on the half hour. Keninha then saw red for Atlético-GO and he was followed by Wagner Diniz. Elias pulled a goal back for Atlético-GO 18 minutes from time but the home side held on. Finally no goals in Goiás as the home side picked up their first point of the season in a dull encounter against Ceará.

No week 5 preview this week as the games get underway today and they line up like this with three tasty local derbies.

Flamengo x Grêmio
Palmeiras x Prudente
Avaí x Vitória
Corinthians x Santos
Guarani x São Paulo
Atlético Miniero x Fluminense
Internacional x Atlético Paranaense
Ceará x Cruzeiro
Atlético Goianiense x Goiás
Botafogo x Vasco da Gama

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