Friday, 17 September 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Week 22

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

When Willian put Atlético-GO two up at the Vila Belmiro two minutes after half time the Santos fans must have wondered what was going on, Josiel had opened the scoring with 13 minutes on the clock. Edu Dracena halved the deficit with 51 minutes on the clock and Madson levelled with 15 minutes to go. Alan Patrick put Santos ahead two minutes later and an own goal from Marcel three minutes later gave the home side victory at last. Cruzeiro are now a point behind the leaders after their 4-2 win over a Guarani team that can't put back to back results together. Rômulo put Cruzeiro ahead with 24 minutes on the clock and Wallyson doubled the lead before half time. Two goals in six minutes got Guarani right back in the game, Geovane got the first and Paulo Roberto levelled with 15 minutes to go. The lead lasted less than a minute when Fabinho restored the Cruzeiro lead and Ernesto Farias wrapped things up five minutes from time. Grêmio's recent good run was ended at home by Palmeiras giving them their fourth home defeat of the season. Marcos Assunção put the Big Green ahead with 14 minutes on the clock and Ewerthon doubled the lead three minutes after the break. Jonas grabbed a consolation for Grêmio in injury time, his ninth of the season.

Goiás climbed off the bottom of the table when they stunned Botafogo at the Serra Dourada. Wellington Monteiro put Goiás ahead with 15 minutes gone and Rafael Moura doubled the lead on the half hour. Sebastian Abreu pulled a goal back for Botafogo two minutes before the break and instead of kicking on from there they went further behind ten minutes from time when Rafael Moura got his second of the game from the spot. Bernado wrapped things up for Goiás with a fourth in injury time. Atlético-PR got back to winning ways when they defeated Atlético-MG at the Arena de Baixada. Bruno Mineiro put Atlético-PR ahead with just two minutes on the clock but Obina levelled for Atlético-MG just after the half hour. It looked the game was heading for a draw but three minutes from time Paraguyan midfielder Ivan Gonzalez grabbed the winner. The big clash of the week was at the Engenhão where the top two in the table clashed and it was Corinthians who completed a league double to go level on points wiith Fluminense. Jucilei put Corinthians ahead just before the break and when Iarley doubled the lead twenty minutes into the second half the Paulista club were heaping the pressure onto Flu. Washington's tenth of the season, the first player to reach double figures, pulled a goal back from Fluminense five minutes later but they couldn't find a goal to level matters.

Prudente slumped to the bottom of the table after letting a lead slip at home to Flamengo. Adriano Pimenta put Prudente ahead just before half time but was then sent off for a second yellow card after the celebration. Flamengo left it late, Diego Mauricio levelled with five minutes to go and Toró stole all three points for the Rubro-Negro with a winner four minutes into injury time. Stalemate in Salvador as Vitória and Ceará finished without a goal. The result through pushed Vitória onto the edge of the relegation zone. Internacional pulled off a great victory at the Morumbi and end São Paulo's recent good run. Wilson Matias put Inter ahead with ten minutes on the clock but Cléber Santana levelled for São Paulo ten minutes later. Leandro Damião put Inter back ahead on the half hour and Giuliano doubled the lead and made the points safe on the hour. Vasco da Gama kept their post break unbeaten record intact but it's now becoming a run of more draws than victories after letting a lead slip at home to Avaí. Ramon put Vasco ahead with 24 minutes on the clock and when Avaí's Emerson saw red twenty minutes into the second half you'd have backed Vasco to take all three points. But Caio levelled matters for Avaí sixteen minutes from time to give them a welcome point.

And it's straight into Week 23 at the weekend and they line up like this. The highlights of the weekend both come at the Engenhão, on Saturday Botafogo take on Cruzeiro and it's followed by the 374th Fla-Flu on Sunday.

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

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