Monday, 21 February 2011

Campeonato Paulista A1 - Week 9

Corinthians 2-0 Mogi Mirim

In the Week Four catch up game Corinthians moved firmly into "The Eight" after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Migi Mirim at the Pacaembu. Both goals came in the second half from the man expected to fill the recently retired shoes of Ronaldo. Liédson fired Corinthians ahead with twenty minutes to go before being gifted his second four minutes from time after some stupidity from Mogi Mirim keeper João Paulo Barbosa.

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

Americana ended a run of three games without a win as they defeated Ituano. José Fumagalli's third goal of the season put Americana ahead just before the hour before Marcinho made the points sure twelve minutes from time. São Paulo made it back to back wins as they brushed aside Bragantino at the Morumbi. João Mirando put São Paulo ahead with eighteen mintues on the clock and Fernandinho doubled the lead two minutes before the break. Lucas made it three on the hour before Willian José wrapped things up fifteen minutes before time. São Caetano hauled themselves away from the relegation zone after their second victory of the season, Portuguesa their victims. One goal from Vandinho with fifteen minutes left was enough to separate the teams. Grêmio Prudente remain rooted to the foot of the table after yet another home defeat, this time to Oeste. Roger put the visitors ahead with 32 minutes gone and Fabio Gonçalves wrapped things up ten minutes after the break.

Last year's runners up Santo André remain in the relegation zone after crashing 4-0 at home to Paulista. Barboza set Paulista on their way with five minutes on the clock with Hernane doubling the lead with 33 minutes on the clock. João Paulo made it three half way through the second half before a Guigov own goal rubbed salt into the Santo André wounds. The big game of the weekend was at the Pacaembu as a Santos side on the back of a trip to Venezuela in midweek fell to their first Paulista defeat against Corinthians in the Premier Sports TV game. Full back Fábio Santos put Corinthians ahead half way through the first half but Elano's seventh of the season levelled matters five minutes before the break. A second for Fábio Santos on the hour restored the Corinthians lead before Liédson's third in two games wrapped things up four minutes from time. Palmeiras remain top of the table after a goal less draw at Mogi Mirim. A dull game of little chances was marred by Palmeiras' Bruno Cortez seeing red two minutes from time for a second bookable offence.

Mirassol moved into second after a 2-0 victory at home to Linense. Gustavo Bastos put Mirassol ahead seven minutes after the break before Xuxa's fifth of the season sealed the points six minutes later. São Bernardo hauled themselves out of the relegation zone after their second win of the season. Noroeste were the São Bernardo victims and they fell to two goals in the space of four first half minutes. Danielzinho with the opener after fifteen minutes before Dirceu doubled the lead. Botafogo SP's recent mini revival was bought to an end at Ponte Preta despite them taking a twelfth minutes lead through Assis. Ferron levelled for Ponte on the half hour and two minutes later Marcio Diogo had given them the Ponte the lead. Dirceu Lucas wrapped things up for Ponte Preta with the third six minutes before the break.

No midweek games as the Copa do Brasil takes centre stage again, Week 10 and the half way point of the regular season takes place next weekend with the highlight being the "Choque-Rei".

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

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