Friday, 8 October 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Week 28

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

Fluminense fell at to a surpising home defeat to Santos at the Engenhão but still retain top spot but they are on a definite wobble. Zé Eduardo was the hero for Santos as his second half hat-trick gave them all three points and a first win in three. The new draw specialists Botafogo made it six in a row as they came from behind to claim a point a Guarani. Barboza put Guarani ahead with 26 minutes on the clock but Uruguayan talisman Sebastian Abreu levelled matters just before half time. Grêmio made it four wins in a row as they brushed aside a Prudente that is destined for Série B. André Lima put Grêmio ahead with less than sixty seconds on the clock and a fifteenth of the season for the leagues leading scorer Jonas doubled the lead. A second from Jonas made it three just after the half hour and he made it seventeen for the season, converting from the spot dour minutes from time.

São Paulo got their first win in four when they overcame Vitória at the Morumbi. Dagoberto put São Paulo ahead with seventeen minutes on the clock and Fernandinho doubled the lead on the half hour. Vitória finished with ten men after Uelliton was sent off nine minutes before the break. Corinthians failed to take advantage of Fluminense's slip up as they threw away the lead to crash to defeat to Atlético-MG. Paulinho put Corinthians ahead just before the break but Werley levelled matters on the hour. Atlético-MG then had Fernandinho sent off with 19 minutes to go but the ten men won it when Zé Luís struck 12 minutes from time. Internacional's inconsistency continued when they fell to defeat at Ceará. Only one goal separated the teams and it came five minutes after half time from Heleno. Atlético-PR were another team not to take advantage of slips ups around them as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Vasco da Gama.

Palmeiras picked up their biggest win of the season as they thumped an Avaí team that is slowly slipping towards the relegation zone. Jorge Valvida put the Big Green ahead with 11 minutes on the clock but Roberto levelled for Avaí ten minutes before the break. A second for Valvida restored the Palmeiras lead and Kléber made it three from the spot after Avaí had Zé Carlos sent off. Gabriel Silva wrapped things up for Palmeiras twenty minutes from time. Flamengo edged away from the relegation zone as they picked up a valuable win against Atlético-GO. They left it late though, Val Baiano's first goal for Fla put them ahead 15 minutes from time and Diego Mauricio guaranteed the points with the second four minutes from time. The one team to take advantage of the silly results this season were Cruzeiro, whose 1-0 win at Goiás saw them move into second place in the table. One goal was enough for the Belo Horizonte club and it came courtesy of an own goal from former Cruzeiro player Jonilson eleven minutes after the break.

So with ten games to go they line up like this for Week 29 with the top two in the table clashing at the Mineirão.

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

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