Monday, 26 July 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Week 11

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

No goals at Avaí, but an entertaining game none the less as the hosts missed a range of chances. Atlético-MG gained their first clean sheet of the season but finished the game with nine men after second half dismissals for Daniel Carvalho and Neto Berola. Vasco da Gama climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time this season after victory of Atlético-GO. Nilton set Vasco on their way with the opener on 33 minutes before José Fumagalli doubled the lead 8 minutes after the break. No goals and not a lot to report from the Prudentão as the hosts, Prudente, finished goalless against cup finalists Vitória who seemed to have minds on Thursday nights first leg.

With a Libertadores semi-final in midweek on their mind, São Paulo are still without a post-break win after defeat to Santos at the Vila Belmiro. Santos of course take on Vitória in the first leg of the Cup Final on Thursday and won the game courtesy of a Renato Silva own goal on the hour. Grêmio picked up their third point away from the fortress this season but slumped into the relegation zone after the draw at Cruzeiro. Borges put Grêmio ahead on the stroke of half time but Henrique levelled matters a minute after the break. Jonas put Grêmio within 11 minutes of victory but a second from Henrique five minutes from time gave Cruzeiro a share of the spoils. The big game of the weekend saw in form Internacional entertain Flamengo. Inter were defending a 100% post break record and with a Libertadores semi-final in midweek they looked to keep on track. Only one goal separated the sides and it came from Inter's Taison with just four minutes on the clock to move Internacional into the top four.

Goiás are still without a post break win and defeat at home to Atlético-PR compounded their week after the problems in midweek. Manoel put Atlético-PR ahead with 27 minutes gone and Maikon Leite sealed things ten minutes from time. The victory moved Atlético-PR out of the relegation zone for the first time this season. No goals at Ceará as Palmeiras gained a valuable point for Big Phil. The Big Green though finished with 10 men after the dismissal of Léo fourteen minutes from time. Guarani are still winless post break and their 3-1 defeat at Corinthians allowed the home side to go back top of the table. Jorge Henrique put Corinthians ahead as early as the second minute and they held the lead for an hour before Mazola levelled for Guarani. Then came the red cards, Corinthian's Dentinho went first on 65 minutes and he was folloed 6 minutes later by Aílson from Guarani. Bruno César put Corinthians ahead with 13 minutes to go and his second sealed things five minutes from time in the farewell match for Mano Menezes before he takes over the national side. The Clássico Vovô at the Engenhão witness more red cards than goals as Fluminense relinquished top spot after a draw with Botafogo. Fluminense took the lead on the hour through Emerson but Endo levelled for Fogo 15 minutes from time. Flu's Thiaguinho was the first to see red four minutes from time but he was followed by Botafogo's Somália two minutes later and Danny Morais in injury time.

No midweek games as the first legs of the Copa Libertadores semi-final and Copa Brasil final take place so we're back in action next weekend and they line up like this

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

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