Friday, 21 January 2011

Campeonato Paulista A1 - Week 2

Ponte Preta 0-2 Mogi Mirim
Portuguesa 1-0 Oeste
Santos 3-0 Mirassol
Santo André 1-1 Linense
São Caetano 0-1 Americana
São Paulo 3-0 São Bernardo
Bragantino 1-1 Corinthians
Grêmio Prudente 1-2 Paulista
Botafogo SP 2-2 Noroeste
Ituano 1-4 Palmeiras

After running into São Paulo at the weekend Mogi Mirim sparked some life into their season after an away success at Ponte Preta. Ricardinho put Mogi Mirim ahead with eight minutes on the clock and he doubled the lead from the spot half way through the second half. Portuguesa were another team to kick start their season after disappointment at the weekend when the defeated Oeste. A single goal separated the sides and it came from Kempes twelve minutes from time. Oeste though finished with 10 men after Cristiano was sent off eight minutes from time. The Santos machine keeps on rolling after the disposed of Mirassol at the Pacaembú. Maikon Leite put Santos ahead with 27 minutes on the clock. Zé Eduardo doubled the lead two minutes after the break and his second fifteen minutes from time wrapped things up. Promoted Linense were denied all three points at Santo André when a last minute goal from Ribeiro rescued last year's runner up. Gilsinho had put Linense ahead after half an hour but it was a cruel break for the 2010 Série A2 winners.

Americana remain one of four unbeaten clubs after their success at São Caetano. A single goal was enough to win it and it came from Helton with fifteen minutes on the clock. São Paulo are another of the unbeaten sides as they comfortably brushed aside promoted São Bernardo at the Morumbi. Dagoberto put São Paulo ahead with four minutes on the clock and Marlos doubled the lead four minutes before the break. Fernandinho wrapped up a comfortable night for São Paulo fourteen minutes from time. The surprise result of the night came at Bragantino where Corinthians had to come from behind to claim a point. And own goal from Chicão put Bragantino ahead on the quarter hour before Jorge Henrique got the leveller eight minutes from time. Bragantino were brave in the second half as they held on for their point.

Grêmio Prudente can't buy a win for toffee at the moment as they went down at home to Paulista, the final side with a 100% record so far. Hernane put Paulista ahead with ten minutes on the clock but Grêmio Prudente were level seven minutes later courtesy of Rai. Paulista claimed all three points when Rone Dias grabbed the winner on the hour. Botafogo SP and Noroeste both picked up their second draw in succession after an entertaining game. Rodrigo Pontes gave Botafogo SP an eleventh minute lead and they held that lead until the 56th minute when Ricardinho levelled for Noroeste. Moacir restored the Botafogo SP lead half way through the second half but Noroeste again fought back and Zé Carlos levelled fifteen minutes from time. After a disappointing draw at the weekend Palmeiras sprung into life as they brushed aside Ituano. Kléber put the Big Green ahead with 27 minutes on the clock but when Welton levelled just before half time you wondered how Palmeiras would react. Fortunately for Felipão the reaction was a positive one, Dinei restored the lead eight minutes after the break and a second from Kléber on the hour doubled the advantage. Tinga wrapped things up with the fourth in injury time.

Week Three takes place this weekend and they line up like this

Bragantino x Santo André
São Paulo x Ponte Preta
Mogi Mirim x Mirassol
Linense x Portuguesa
Corinthians x Noroeste
Oeste x Palmeiras
Paulista x São Bernardo
Grêmio Prudente x Santos
São Caetano x Ituano
Americana x Botafogo SP

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