Campeonato Paulista 2009
Palmeiras' Cleiton Xavier, Vagner Love and Diego Souza celebrate another win
Muricy Ramalho's Palmeiras came from behind to take all three points against Santos in the Vila
Belmiro. The 3-1 win left the Palestra ItÃ¡lia outfit five clear at the top and even with 11 rounds
to go, it's difficult to see anyone dislodging Palmeiras from their position as leaders.
- AndrÃ© Santos celebrates
A 1-1 draw against Santos in the Pacaembu was enough for Corinthians to claim their 26th
Campeonato Paulista title.
Santos arrived needing three goals after losing the first leg 3-1 in the Vila Belmiro. A blatant
dive by KlÃ©ber Pereira earned his side a penalty.
Ronaldo brace sinks Santos
Two fabulous strikes from Ronaldo and a free kick from ChicÃ£o have put Corinthians firmly in
the driving seat in the finals of the Campeonato Paulista.
Santos had the bulk of the opportunities in front of around 17,000 of their own fans but failed
to capitalize and paid the price against a side which has specialized in hitting teams on the
Corinthians' 2-0 win the estÃ¡dio Morumbi was more than enough to see Mano Menezes' team into
the finals where they will face Santos.
The Parque SÃ£o Jorge outfit arrived needing just a draw to go through but second-half goals
from Douglas and Ronaldo gave Corinthians a deserved win against a SÃ£o Paulo side bereft of
creativity and fighting spirit.
KlÃ©ber Pereira and Madson enjoy the moment
Palmeiras went out of the Campeonato Paulista following a 2-1 loss to Santos in the Palestra
ItÃ¡lia. Three players were red-carded -Â including the brainless Diego Souza who nearly caused a
riot afterÂ booting Santos' Domingos.Â The Palmeiras number seven got into a harmless jostle with
the bulky centreback.
Cristian gives Corinthians a precious lead in the Pacaembu
The SÃ£o Paulo state championship playoffs got off to a great start with a pulsating game in the
Vila Belmiro between holders Palmeiras and Santos.Â
Keirrison put Palmeiras in front when he headed home early in the first-half.
Keirrison, KlÃ©ber Pereira, Ronaldo and Washington
The dates and stadiums for the semi-finals have been announced. Palmeiras and SÃ£o Paulo
finished first and second in the group stage and they will have the double advantage of playing the
first leg away and will go through without penalties or extra time if the aggregate scores are
The penultimate round of the Campeonato Paulista saw SÃ£o Paulo and Corinthians join Palmeiras in
the playoffs. The fate of Santos, though, will only be decided on Sunday ...
Washington's early goal for SÃ£o Paulo was enough to see off Palmeiras in the estÃ¡dio Morumbi
Two goals from Paraguayan forward, Ortigoza, put Palmeiras into the playoffs of the Campeonato
Sunday's fixture between archenemies Corinthians and Santos was billed as the battle between the
past and future of Brazilian football ...
Even at the best of times, managing teams in Brazil has always been a precarious occupation and the
majority of coaches are lucky if they survive for more than a couple of months ...
Santos' much-coveted striker, Neymar, scored first professional goal for Santos in his first start
for the club ...
Ronaldo continued his impressive return after injury with a well-taken goal against São
With a meeting against Colo-Colo in the Libertadores coming up, Palmeiras put out second-string
team against relegation-threatened Guarani ...
Palmeiras remain top of the Campeonato Paulista after an electrifying 4-3 win at São Caetano
The Campeonato Paulista reached the half-way point in the group stage at the weekend and the big
four are occupying the playoff places ...
In a dreadfully bad game in the Pacaembu, a second-string Palmeiras team kept their side's
impressive run going with a 1-0 win over lowly Paulista FC ...
Another game and another win for Palmeiras. The victims this time were Mirassol who succumbed 3-2
at home ...
Vanderlei Luxemburgo's Palmeiras swept aside Santos 4-1 in the Palestra Itália on Sunday and
maintained their 100% record in the competition ...
Corinthians are sitting pretty at the top of the São Paulo state championship after a 3-2 win
away at Paulista FC on Wednesday ...
A second-string Palmeiras side came away with all the points at Ponte Preta thanks to the
performance of the in-form Lenny ...
There's a familiar look to the top of the Paulista with Palmeiras, São Paulo, and Corinthians
and Santos occupying the playoff places ...
Keirrison got off to a dream start on his debut as Palmeiras swept aside Mogi Mirim 3-0 ...
After just a single round of São Paulo's state championship, one coach is already looking for
a new job ...
Current Campeonato Paulista champions, Palmeiras, managed to take maximum points against
newly-promoted Santo André on the opening day of the São Paulo state competition.
The 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro came to an end a mere six weeks ago. But professional football has
returned to Brazil with the start of the 27 state championships. But as ever, we on Brazilian
football will be focusing on the oldest and most competitive tournament: São Paulo's
KlÃ©ber Pereira comes to the rescue
For so long on Sunday it looked as if Portuguesa had done enough against Santo AndrÃ© to earn a
place in the knock out phase of the Campeonato Paulista. Santos were struggling away to Ponte Preta
until KlÃ©ber Pereira (who else) popped up with three goals to send his side into the next
He may not be at the peak of fitness, but on Sunday Ronaldo proved he was still a class above
everyone else as he came off the bench to score a dramatic equalizer for Corinthians against
archenemies Palmeiras ...