Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Brasileirão Petrobras - Week 11

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

The week started back on Thursday night as Internacional, off to Germany for the Audi Cup, went to the Recassada to take on Avaí. Willain put Avaí ahead from the spot deep in first half injury time but Andrezinho levelled for Inter half way through the second half. Three minutes later Leandro Damião put Inter ahead and Andre D'Alessandro wrapped things up in injury time. With the Premier Sports TV cameras at the Morumbi as São Paulo were left kicking themselves after a draw with Atlético-GO. Rhodolfo headed São Paulo ahead with just eight minutes gone and despite Rogério Ceni being a virtual spectator Bida levelled just before half time. Rivaldo restored and São Paulo lead eight minutes after the break and you expected them to kick on from there but Anselmo got Atlético-GO a point when another equaliser half way through the second half. Two promoted clubs met in Sete Lagoas and there were now goals between América-MG and Figueirense, the visitors had to hold on with ten men for just over a half when Wilson Pittoni was sent off two minutes before the break.

Atlético-PR picked up their first victory of the season when they defeated Botafogo at the Arena de Baixada. Santiago García put Atlético-PR ahead seven minutes before the break and his second fifteen minutes from time doubled the advantage. Alex pulled a goal back for Botafogo three minutes from time but they had Marcelo Mattos dismissed in injury time. The late Saturday game saw Flamengo held by Ceará in a game played at Macaé. Flamengo took the lead just after the half hour through Renato Abreu but they were pegged back ten minutes from time when Felipe Azevedo got his second goal since returning from the K-League. Sunday began with a huge shock as Corinthians fell to their first defeat of the season as Cruzeiro took all three points away from the Pacaembu. The only goal of the game came ten minutes after the break courtesy of Wallyson. Despite having Gilberto sent off with seventeen minutes left Cruzeiro held on to give then four wins from their last five games as they continue to climb the table.

The Premier Sports TV cameras were in Volta Redonda on Sunday night as Fluminense and Palmeiras locked horns. With the defeat for Corinthians it was a chance for Palmeiras to close the gap but they were foiled by the champions as hey picked up their fifth win of the season. The only goal of the game came sixteen minutes from time from Marquinho. No goals in Bahia as Coritiba picked up their first point on the road this season. Despite being no goals, there were two red cards. Coritiba's Leandro Donizete was sent off half way through the second half and he was followed by Jóbson three minutes from time to even things up on the pitch. Vasco da Gama's great season continued as they picked up all three points in Ipatinga against Atlético-MG. Diego Souza put Vasco ahead with seventeen minutes gone but Magno Alves levelled five minutes before the break. Atlético-MG had Leonardo Silva sent off three minutes from time and second for Diego Souza a minute later won it for the visitors.

The game between Grêmio and Santos was postponed and rescheduled for October 5.

The first midweek round of the season takes place this week and they line up like this

Botafogo x Avaí
Grêmio x América Mineiro
Atléico Mineiro x Fluminense
Atlético Goianiense x Cruzeiro
Santos x Flamengo
Figueirense x Palmeiras
Coritiba x São Paulo
Vasco da Gama x Bahia
Ceará x Atlético Paranaense

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