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Campeonato Brasileiro

Managerial merry go around in Brazil

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There are still three rounds of games to be played in the Campeonato Brasileiro before the half way stage in the competition is reached and eleven of the twenty clubs have already changed their managers since the start of the season.

This staggeringly high rate of hiring and firing will perhaps increase further before the season is out.

Washington the hero as Fluminense return to the top of the Brasileiro

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Washington back at Flu

Rio side, Fluminense, are back in pole position thanks to an impressive return by old boy, Washington. The striker found himself surplus to requirements at São Paulo but scored twice against Atlético Paranaense in Flu's 3-1 win in the Maracanã on Saturday. See the goals

Corinthians slipped to 2nd after their 1-1 draw with archenemies Palmeiras.

Grêmio open up a five point lead

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Celso Roth's team ensured they'd stay leaders at the halfway point of the Campeonato Brasileiro after demolishing Atlético Mineiro 4-0 in Belo Horizonte ...

Copa Libertadores

Copa Libertadores: Much still to be determined as group play wraps up

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By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN

The Copa Libertadores group phase winds down over the next week as the final matchday approaches. With six sides through and 20 teams still battling for the 10 available spots into the knockout round, this has become one of the more exciting conclusions to the group stage in recent memory.

Tchau Abu-Dhabi, tchau Pato e tchau 2010

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A YEAR OF HIGHS AND LOWS ENDS WITH INTER IN TRANSITION.

The Internacional squad arrived back in Rio Grande do Sul on Monday as the club's lengthy season finally came to an end.

Despite being crowned South American champions in July following the Colorado's Copa Libertadores triumph, Inter neglected their Campeonato Brasileiro commitments in order to preserve the squad for the FIFA Club World Cup or as commonly referred to in Brazil – the ‘Mundial'.

Internacional

Libertadores, Finale ritorno: Internacional in trionfo. Seconda gioia per i brasiliani

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Dopo essersi imposto per 2 a 1, in rimonta, nella gara d'andata, L'Internacional di Porto Alegre supera anche nel retour match, con il punteggio di 3 a 2, i messicani del Chivas e si aggiudica la prestigiosa Coppa Libertadores (la Champions sudamericana).

Libertadores, Finale Andata: Chivas-Internacional 1-2. Colpaccio brasiliano, decide capitan Bolivar

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Con una rimonta costruita nella ripresa, precisamente nell'ultimo quarto d'ora di un match emozionante e vibrante, l'Internacional di Porto Alegre supera per 2 a 1 i messicani del Chivas, a Guadalajara, nell'andata della finale della Coppa Libertadores, e mette una seria ipoteca sulla conquista del prezioso trofeo.

Las alineaciones de Chivas Guadalajara contra Internacional Porto Alegre Final copa libertadores los titulares

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Internacional de Porto Alegre, con los argentinos Andrés D`Alesandro y Pablo Guiñazu,visitara esta noche con todo su potencial ante las Chivas de Guadalajara el equipo mas popular y querido de México, en el choque de ida de la final de la Copa Libertadores 2010. El partido se jugará en el flamante estadio Omnlife, con capacidad para 49.

Internacional return to the top of the Brasileiro

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Marcos Aurélio celebrates after striking against São Paulo

Nilmar's double strike for Inter away at Náutico put the Porto Alegre outfit back in pole position in Brazil's national championship. Earlier in the match, D'Alessandro capped a dismal week when he missed a penalty that could have put Inter in the lead.

Internacional go two points clear in the Brasileiro

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Internacional's Taison gets the winner at Goiás

Porto Alegre side, Internacional, stayed top of the Brasileiro after picking up their third win of the season.

Inter had an eye on the Copa do Brasil first leg semi-final meeting with Coritiba on Wednesday, but Taison's 22nd goal of the year was enough to see off Goiás in Goiana.

Adriano

Narrow win keeps Corinthians top – Adriano leaves Flamengo

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Chicão on target for Corinthians

Chicão's well-taken free kick was the difference between Corinthians and Fluminense on Sunday in the Pacaembu. The 1-0 win maintained the Musketeers' 100% record but at times Mano Menezes' side rode their luck against a Fluminense team that dominated chunks of possession.

Brasileiro: Sao Paulo or Flamengo?

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After the 35th round of Brasileirao, one thing is clear: the champion will be red and black. The only thing that remains unclear is if it will also carry the white of Sao Paulo, or it will have just the two colors of Flamengo.

The two sides took advantage of Palmeiras' tie against Sport and look ready for the title.

São Paulo move go top in the Brasileiro

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Fred on target for Fluminense against Palmeiras

With just four games remaining in the championship, holders São Paulo went top for the first time this season following their 1-1 draw away to Grêmio on Wednesday and Palmeiras' 1-0 defeat at Fluminense on Sunday.

Almost 67,000 turned up at the Maracanã hoping for a miracle as strugglers Fluminense took on Palmeiras.

Brasileiro: Palmeiras Has Company…

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.... Lots of it. After looking like the virtual champion of Campeonato Brasileiro, Palmeiras lost points and the chances of confirming the title. And with that, 4 clubs have now the chance of taking the title away from the side headed by Muricy Ramalho. In the 31st round of Brasileiro, Atletico-MG, Inter, Sao Paulo and Flamengo won their matches and are just a few step away from jumping to first (something that can happen in the next round).

Brasileiro: Flamengo and Atletico-MG Want it!

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Up until last week, the Brasileirao seemed the tournament no one wanted to win. The favorites kept losing points with pale football. But the 30th round shows signs of change by two sides. Flamengo and Atletico-MG want to take the title home after a long time.

While Palmeiras, Sao Paulo, Inter and Goias gave another display of loss of steam, the two sides pocketed the three points in very important matches.

Brasileiro: Palmeiras Thrives With a Perfect Weekend

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On the 14th round, Palmeiras reached the top of Campeonato Brasileiro (losing on the goal difference for Atletico-MG) by thrashing its main rival Corinthians with a 3-0. Those who expected to see Ronaldo saw Obina. Obina, yes the one who Flamengo fans used to celebrate as "better than Eto'o", pulled off a hat-trick.

Atlético Mineiro stay on course

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Ronaldo, Jorge Henrique and Morais celebrate against Cruzeiro

Celso Roth's Atlético Mineiro were restored to the leadership of the Brasileiro after a scoreless draw away at Vitória. The result ended the Bahia side's 100% record in the Barradão.

Palmeiras had gone top on Saturday after Diego Souza's volley secured the Palestra Itália outfit a 1×0 win over Santo André.

Barueri end Atlético’s unbeaten run

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Barueri stop Atlético Mineiro

Newly promoted Barueri brought leaders Atlético Mineiro back down to earth with a 4-2 home win. Until Saturday, Celso Roth's team were the only unbeaten side in the top flight. Atlético, though, remain top on goal difference. See the highlights

Internacional moved to 17 points after a 3-0 win against Coritiba.

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Roth ready for tough test

Atlético Mineiro will not be underestimating Gremio Barueri as they seek to maintain top spot in the Campeonato Brasileiro this weekend.

The 'Galo' lead the national championship with 17 points, three above Internacional, who host Coritiba on Sunday.

Atlético Mineiro go three clear in Brasileiro

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Atlético Mineiro's Carlos Alberto celebrates against Santos

League leaders Atlético Mineiro had to come from behind to beat Santos 3-2 in the Vila Belmiro. And with Internacional slipping up away at Flamengo, Celso Roth's team were able to open up a three point gap at the top.

Neymar scored his first goal in the Brasileiro for Santos on the stroke of half-time.

The Post and the Virgins

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Ronaldo? Fred? Adriano? No.

Kleber Pereira, Keirrisson? No.

Marcos, Fabio Costa, Felipe? No.

The main character of Campeonato Brasileiro's 6th round was the post. It prevented many balls from reaching the back of the net, and had a huge influence in the final scores in 5 out of the 10 matches of the weekend.

Atlético Mineiro knock Inter off the top

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Atlético Mineiro go top

Celso Roth's revitalization of Atlético Mineiro continued on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Náutico in Belo Horizonte. The win, plus Internacional's 0-0 draw at home to Vitória, was enough to lift Atlético into pole position on goal difference. Júnior, Diego Tardelli and Márcio Araújo did the damage.

Pitacodogringo’s guide to the Campeonato Brasileiro 2009

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Neymar and Ronaldo: just two of the big stars in this year's Brasileiro

The dust has barely settled on the major state championships, but already it's time to focus on Brazil's national league – the Campeonato Brasileiro.

The 2008 competition was one of the closest for years but this season could be even tighter.

Brazil

Brasileiro: All Green

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It was a green weekend. The 21st round of Campeonato Brasileiro smiled to Palmeiras and Goias.

Palmeiras played at home a decisive match against Inter, a contender for the title. Despite the beautiful goal by Juliano for the visitors, Palmeiras had a brilliant participation of Diego Souza.

Leandrão expected to leave Beira-Rio

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Reserve striker Leandrão is thought to be attracting attention from clubs in both Brazil and Europe according to Guaíba radio.

With first team opportunities limited for the 25 year old, it is thought that Leandrão has been told he can leave the Beira-Rio.

Former Grêmio coach Celso Roth, now at Atlético-MG is thought to be keen as are Botafogo, who Leandrão played for in 2003.

The Rest

Latin American Weekend Rewind

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By DAVID MOSSE

The first half of the Brazilian Championship came to a close this weekend with a number of local derbies highlighting the schedule. It's all part of a strategy to avoid teams fielding second-string lineups in the final round of the competition, and the most fascinating matchup took place on Sunday between Santos and Sao Paulo.

Mundial de Clubes 2010: Mazembe 2 Inter 0.

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14.12.2010 - O el Mundial de Clubes empieza (tibiamente) a cobrar forma , o las plegarias africanas surten efecto o bien los muchachos de Inter se fueron de vacaciones. Aunque de breve historia, lo cierto es que por primera vez un equipo africano participa de la final del torneo (y es la primera vez que falta el campeón de América).

Ronaldo injured in Corinthians 3-0 loss to Palmeiras

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Obina strikes three times against Corinthians

Corinthians rotund front man, Ronaldo, may have broken a bone in his hand after an awkward fall in Sunday's loss to archrivals Palmeiras.

The former Brazil player was carted off after just 19 minutes in the game in the city of Presidente Prudente.