Friday, 22 July 2011

Brasileirão Petrobras - Week 10

Coritiba 3-1 Fluminense
Atlético Goianiense 0-1 Avaí
Vasco da Gama 2-1 Atlético Paranaense
Santos 2-1 Atlético Mineiro
Internacional 0-3 São Paulo
Ceará 4-0 Américo Mineiro
Cruzeiro 2-1 Bahia
Botafogo 0-2 Corinthians
Figueirense 0-0 Grêmio
Palmeiras 0-0 Flamengo

With the Premier Sports TV cameras at the Estádio Couto Pereira for the first time the Viewers were treated to continued their good home form with a victory over the Champions. Marcos Aurélio put Coritiba ahead with fifteen minutes gone and Pereira doubled the lead ten minutes later. Six minutes after the break Bill made it three to wrap up the points, Matheus Carvalho pulled a goal back for Fluminense twelve minutes from time but it was mere consolation. Avaí counfounded the people, me included, who thought they wouldn't win a game all season by shocking the Serra Dourada and claiming all three points at Atlético-GO. William got the only goal of the game with ten minutes gone but they had to hold on with ten men after Welton Felipe saw red with ten minutes to go. Vasco remain on the edge of the top 4 after coming from behind to defeat win less Atlético-PR at the São Januário. The visitors took the lead with ten minutes gone through former Flamengo player Kléberson but Alecsandro levelled deep into first half injury time for his first Série A goal for the club since his arrival from Internacional. Just like buses, two come along at one when Alecsandro got the winner twenty minutes from time.

On Sunday, Santos got their rocky start to the Série A season back on track when they overcame Atlético-MG at the Vila. Danilo put Santos ahead half way through the first half but Jhonata Obina levelled three minutes later. Santos got the winner four minutes before the break when Borges converted from the penalty spot. With Mílton Cruz still in temporary charge, São Paulo came away from Internacional with all three points in front of the Premier Sports cameras. Casimiro put São Paulo ahead with twenty minutes on the clock and Fernandinho doubled the lead five minutes before the break. Carlinhos Paraiba wrapped things up with a third in injury time. Ceará got their biggest win back in the top flight as they brushed América-MG aside at the Castelão. Fabrício put Ceará ahead just after the half time and Washington doubled the lead three minutes before the break. A second for Washington half way through the second half wrapped the points up and Felipe Azevedo put the icing on the cake eight minutes from time. Cruzeiro made it four wins out of five under Joel Santana when they accounted for Bahia in front of 6,666 fans in Sete Lagoas. Wallyson put Cruzeiro ahead with just four minutes on the clock bu Jóbson levelled for Bahia ten minutes later. A second for Wallyson seven minutes after the break won it for Cruzeiro.

The early Sunday games were moved to Wednesday night due to Brazil's match in the Copa América. At the Engenhão, Corinthians kept their unbeaten start to the season when the claimed all three points at Botafogo. Liédson's fifth goal of the season just before half time put Corinthians ahead and the sealed the points deep in second half injury time when Paulinho got the second. The remaining two games of the round finished scoreless, in Florianópolis there was dead lock between a travel weary Grêmio and Figueirense while the big game of the week at the Pacaembu between Palmeiras and Flamengo completely failed to live up to expectations.

This week in the Brasileirão actually saw the round begin last night with the Avaí x Internacional game but the rest take place over the weekend. We'll wrap it all up on Monday

Avaí x Internacional
São Paulo x Atlético Goianiense - Coverage on Premier Sports TV
Atlético Paranaense x Botafogo
América Mineiro x Figueirense
Flamengo x Ceará
Corinthians x Cruzeiro
Fluminense x Palmeiras - Coverage on Premier Sports TV
Atlético Mineiro x Vasco da Gama
Bahia x Coritiba
Grêmio x Santos

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