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Brasileiro: Sao Paulo Reaches the Top for the First Time

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Without even stepping into the pitch on the weekend, Sao Paulo did something that has been very common for the club lately: It reached the top of Campeonato Brasileiro. In the 34th round of the tournament, the club, who fights for its 4th Brazilian title in a row, benefited from the defeats of Palmeiras and Atletico-MG.

Corinthians Lifts 2009 Copa do Brasil!

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The second leg of the final of Copa do Brasil was no land for children.

And Corinthians was an adult side. The club stepped into the pitch after losing last year's Copa do Brasil and with the difficult experience of spending one season in the second division.

Inter? The home team looked like an teenager, at most.

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D’Alessandro returns as Inter thrash Sport

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Inter move back into the top four after a comfortable 3-0 victory over struggling Sport last night. Giuliano opened the scoring before half time before second half goals from Sandro and the returning Andrés D'Alessandro gave Inter a comfortable victory in Porto Alegre.

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Inter v Sport

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Following their exploits in Japan last week, Inter turn their attentions to the Campeonato Brasileiro once again as Sport visit the Beira-Rio (21:00 local time). A win for Inter could put them back amongst the top four as the Colorado title challenge continues.

Having only trained lightly since returning to Brazil, Inter are expected to name a similar team to the one which defeated Oita Trinita 2-1.

Oita Trinita v Inter

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Inter have returned to Japan three years after winning the FIFA World Club Cup with the aim of becoming the first Brazilian club to win the Suruga Bank Championship (Copa Suruga Bank).

Twelve hours ahead of Brazil, the match kicks off local time at 19:00 (07:00 Porto Alegre, 11:00 UK).

Colors of the Week in the Brasileiro: Black and White

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The 13th round of Campeonato Brasileiro was all about black and white. Atletico-MG and Corinthians were the ones who benefited the most from the midweek round. The two clubs won at home by 2-1 and watched direct rivals losing important points.

In Belo Horizonte, Atletico beat Fluminense, who had the 5th debut of coach Renato Gaucho.

Lauro brings Libertadores luck to Cruzeiro

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Inter goalkeeper Lauro, visited his former team-mates yesterday as Cruzeiro prepared for their Copa Libertadores semi final with Grêmio in Porto Alegre.

The visit must have brought good luck to the Raposa (Fox) as they defeated Grêmio 5-3 over two legs after drawing 2-2 at last night at the Olímpico.

Corinthians Wins '09 Copa Do Brasil

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The 2nd leg of the Copa Do Brasil Final in Porto Alegre was an entertaining match that featured goals, a near fight, and red cards. Corinthians entered the match with a 2-0 lead from the 1st leg and did not come out defensively remembering what happened in the '08 Final.

The goals started in the 20th minute when Jorge Henrique headed in a André Santos cross to give Corinthians the 1-0 lead and a 3-0 aggregate advantage.

Inter v Coritiba

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Six games without victory, three consecutive defeats and a two goal disadvantage to turn around in Wednesday's decisive Copa do Brasil final, Inter are in free fall as Coritiba visit the Beira-Rio tonight (18:30 local time). Despite the negativity surround Inter at the moment, Atlético-MG's defeat last night means that an Inter victory can put the Colorado back top of the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Corinthians Leads Copa Do Brasil Final

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The first leg of the 2009 Copa Do Brasil Final featured two teams going for a domestic double. The 2009 Paulista State Champion - Corinthians against the 2009 Gaucho State Champions - Internacional.

An electric crowd in São Paulo at the Estadio Pacaembu watched O Timão defeat Internacional 2-0 in the 1st leg of the Copa Final.

Copa do Brasil to be decided at Beira-Rio

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The CBF have confirmed this afternoon that the decisive second leg of the 2009 Copa do Brasil final will be played at the Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre.

The news will give Inter a huge boast as they turn their attentions to the first leg which kicks off in under two weeks' time at Corinthians' home - the Estádio Pacaembu.

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Inter v Barueri

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Inter take on Brasileirão newcomers Barueri tonight (21:00 local time) in their last game before departing to Japan next week for the Copa Suruga. Tite is set to make changes throughout the side as Inter search for their first win in four games.

In goal, Michel Alves is the first major change in the team with off form Lauro suffering with a thigh injury.

Inter UK comment: Inter face struggle to remain as Brasileirão contenders.

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‘Nada vai nos separar', the name of the song commonly sung by Inter supporters roughly translates as ‘Nothing can separate us'.

The titles and values in the song are currently soaked in irony as after the Colorado torcedor watch on as Nilmar after weeks of speculation, finally departs Brazilian football leaving behind him a team who are fast running out of confidence, organisation and leadership.

São Paulo force draw at Beira-Rio

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Inter threw away a two goal lead as São Paulo came back to earn a 2-2 draw at the Beira-Rio last night.

Alecsandro who was recalled to an Inter side which saw both Taison and D'Alessandro dropped, scored twice in the first half to give Inter a healthy advantage.

The first resulted from Kléber's long freekick into the box which found Alecsandro (29) unmarked as the striker headed Inter in front.

Inter v São Paulo

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After a miserable performance in the Gre-Nal, Inter have the opportunity to get their Brasileirão campaign back on track tonight as they take on São Paulo at the Beira-Rio (21:50 local time).

With a defeat tonight likely to encourage calls for Tite to be dismissed, the Inter coach could make changes from the side which lost in Sunday's clássico.

Atlético-PR defeat piles pressure on Tite

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Inter coach Tite now finds himself under considerable pressure after struggling Atlético Paranaense defeated Inter 3-2 last night in Curitiba. The defeat allows Atlético Mineiro to climb top of Série A after they defeated city rivals Cruzeiro.

Inter's latest run of poor performances are becoming increasingly concerning ahead of next Sunday's Gre-Nal as popular ex-coach Muricy Ramalho watches on after rejecting the chance to take over Palmeiras.

Inter dumped out of Recopa

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Inter have lost their second final in a week after a 3-0 defeat against LDU ended their hopes of the Recopa title in Quito last night.

Following an unexpected 1-0 defeat in the Beira-Rio two weeks ago, things went from bad to worse for Inter as defender Espinola (9) headed LDU in front inside the first ten minutes.

Nilmar double sends Inter top of Brasileirão

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Two second half strikes from Nilmar was enough to seal Inter a 2-0 victory over Náutico at the Estádio dos Aflitos and put Inter top of the Campeonato Brasileirão after Atlético-MG were held by Botafogo.

More to follow.....







NÁUTICO 0-2 INTERNACIONAL
D'Alessandro missed pen 30
Nilmar 70, 77
Asprilla sent off 72

NÁUTICO: Eduardo; Nilson, Vágner, Asprilla, Anderson Santana; Galiardo, Johnny (Eduardo Erê), Juliano (Márcio Barros), Carlinhos Bala; Anderson Lessa (Aílton), Gilmar

INTER: Lauro; Bolívar, Índio, Danny Morais, Kléber; Glaydson, Guiñazu, Magrão, D'Alessandro (Andrezinho); Taison (Alecsandro), Nilmar (Bolaños)

Attendance: 12,792

Highlights: (to follow shortly)

Náutico v Inter

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After Wednesday's Copa do Brasil disappointment, Inter's campaign in the Campeonato Brasileirão continues in the city of Recife, where struggling Náutico await the Colorado (18:30 local time).

Despite a poor run of results in recent weeks, Inter have managed to maintain an impressive position in the Série A table and go into the championship's ninth round in second place, with just goal difference separating them from leaders Atlético-MG.

Inter suffer Maracanã nightmare

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Internacional crashed to their first Brasileirão defeat last night as Adriano led Flamengo to a 4-0 victory at the Maracanã. The former Inter Milan striker grabbed a hat-trick to leave Inter empty handed from what was another unconvincing Colorado performance.

Inter began the game with D'Alessandro, Nilmar, Bolívar and Magrão all unavailable whilst Taison was also omitted from the squad with an injury concern as Bolaños started his first game for Inter.

Flamengo v Inter

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After defeat in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final, Inter will be looking for their first win in five games when they visit the Maracanã to take on Flamengo this evening (18:30 local time).

A victory against 14th placed Flamengo could put Inter back top of the Brasileirão with Atlético-MG facing a difficult trip to Santos, but Tite still finds himself without several key players.

Ronald Scores and Corinthians is Closer of Winning Copa do Brasil

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Simply put, it was the best football match of the year in Brazil.

Face to face were Corinthians and Inter, defeatless champions in their states and long time favorites for the title of Copa do Brasil. Playing at home the first leg, Corinthians knew it had to own these 90 minutes. Especially because Inter missed 4 key players.

Inter fall to first leg defeat in Pacaembu

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Inter find themselves 2-0 down at the half way stage of the Copa do Brasil final after a disappointing defeat to Corinthians last night.

Jorge Henrique (26) capped off a well worked move to put Corinthians in front midway through the first half before Ronaldo (53) finished past a hapless Índio to score Corinthians' second.

Corinthians v Inter

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In the biggest game so far of the Colorado centenary year, Inter face Corinthians tonight in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final at the Estádio Pacaembu (21:50 local time).

Inter arrived in São Paulo last night minus four key players with Kléber, Nilmar, Bolívar and D'Alessandro all unavailable as Tite looks to take a positive result back to the Beira-Rio for the second leg.

Inter v Vitória

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Inter must put their Copa do Brasil preparations aside today as Vitória visit the Beira-Rio (18:30 local time) to face a reserve Inter side in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Tite finds himself without four players as Lauro and Guiñazu are suspended whilst Kléber and Nilmar are away with the Seleção for the Confederations Cup as he looks to pick an entire reserve side with just Bolívar Sandro and Taison involved.

Inter prepare for Vitória with growing absentee list

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The Inter first team will resume light training this afternoon after being giving recovering yesterday from Sunday's draw against Cruzeiro. However, Tite's selection headache is expected to continue for next weekend's match with Vitória as Lauro and Guiñazu are added to the growing absentee list.

Inter held by Cruzeiro

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Inter's 100% record in the Brasileirão ended last night as Inter were held to a 1-1 draw against Cruzeiro in Belo Horizonte.

Despite missing four first team players with Kléber, Álvaro, D'Alessandro and Nilmar all unavailable, Inter got off to dream start at the Estádio Mineiro as Magrão (5) powered in Andrezinho's corner to score his first goal of the 2009 Brasileirão, giving Inter a perfect start.

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Bolaños hat-trick gives Inter much needed win

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Ecuadorian Luis Bolaños has put an end to Inter's poor run of form after scoring a remarkable second half hat-trick last night at the Beira-Rio.

The 3-0 victory, Inter's first in six; put's the Colorado level on points with Atlético-MG and gives them a much need boost ahead of Wednesday Copa do Brasil final second leg.

Inter are rewarded by last year's Copa Sudamericana triumph with a place in the

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Inter are rewarded by last year's Copa Sudamericana triumph with a place in the ‘Recopa' against 2008 Libertadores winners LDU, albeit a very different side from that which unexpectedly defeated Fluminense a year ago.

Tite will undoubtedly be look to use tonight's first leg to turn around an uncharacteristic and untimely run of five games without victory which cumulated in a crippling 4-0 defeat to Flamengo on Sunday night.

Cruzeiro v Inter

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Undefeated Inter face their most difficult challenge of the Brasileirão to date as they face fellow title challengers Cruzeiro in Minas Gerais state (18:30 local time).

Inter's task is not made any easier as Álvaro and D'Alessandro have not travelled as the pair rested as a precaution.

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Things We All Know (or are learning)

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The 5th round of Campeonato Brasileiro confirmed a few things either Brazilians already know or are getting used to.

1) Bad boys will always be bad boys:

Goalie Fabio Costa from Santos and forward Kleber from Cruzeiro did it again. In the Santo Andre 3- 3 Santos draw, Fabio Costa caused an injury in Gustavo Nery which will leave him out of action for 3 months at least.

Things We All Know (or are learning)

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The 5th round of Campeonato Brasileiro confirmed a few things either Brazilians already know or are getting used to.

1) Bad boys will always be bad boys:

Goalie Fabio Costa from Santos and forward Kleber from Cruzeiro did it again. In the Santo Andre 3- 3 Santos draw, Fabio Costa caused an injury in Gustavo Nery which will leave him out of action for 3 months at least.

Inter drop first points in Brasileiro

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Sport bounce back to beat Flamengo

After five rounds of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Internacional finally failed to win after being held 1-1 away to Cruzeiro. Â

Magrão had given Inter the lead but Wellington Paulista equalized early in the second-half. Â

Cruzeiro's Kléber, who was linked with a move to Liverpool last week, was sent off for the third time in the season (twice in the Libertadores).

Copa do Brasil Has Its Final Ready

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As it was expected, Corinthians and Inter eliminated Vasco and Coritiba. But it was far from being easy. After last week's 1 goal draw in Rio, Corinthians played for a 0 draw at home. And this is exactly what happened. Vasco controlled the actions for most of the time. It had territory and it attacked more.

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Tigres UANL: ¿Qué tan tigre es un tigre?

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Por la tarde de hoy preguntamos vía facebook "¿Qué tan TIGRE es un TIGRE?"  Les pedimos que nos dijeran cuál ha sido el "sacrificio" más grande que han hecho por TIGRES, ya sea por verlos en casa, viajar, comprar una playera, ver un juego por tv, comprar un abono, etc.

Aquí les dejamos algunos, los mejores que nos comentaron.

Probabili Formazioni Matchday 19 Italian Serie A

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Probable Formations Matchday 18 Italian Serie A Sampdoria vs Roma Sampdoria (4-4-2): Curci; Zauri, Gastaldello, Lucchini, Ziegler; Koman, Palombo, Tissone, Guberti; Pazzini, Marilungo. Roma (4-3-1-2): Julio Sergio; Cassetti, Méxes, Juan, Riise; Simplicio, De Rossi, Perrotta; Menez; Vucinic, Borriello Cesena vs Genoa Cesena (4-3-3): Antonioli; Ceccarelli, Pellegrino, Von Bergen, Lauro; Caserta,.

Los gestos de Abbondanzieri a la hinchada rival comienza una brutal pelea

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'El Pato' se encaró con los hinchas de Estudiantes de La Plata tras eliminarlos. Leandro Desábato recriminó su actitud al portero de Internacional y Lauro, cancerbero suplente del equipo brasileño, lo agredió. Así se montó una pelea durísima, en la que Lauro se llevó una brutal paliza de los 'pincharratas'.

Desábato vs Abondanzieri

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19.05.2010 - Calígula - Estudiantes ganaba 2-0 y se metía en las semifinales de la Libertadores (0-1 en Porto Alegre), pero Giuliano descontó para Inter en el minuto 88 dentro de un área de Estudiantes envuelta en el humo de las bengalas. Desábato se agarró con Abondanzieri, Lauro (arquero suplente) se metió por atrás y las trompadas siguieron camino a los vestuarios.

Crotone-Cesena: altro che tornelliÂ…patate

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Pari agricolo A Crotone si gioca a porte semi aperte. Il mancato adeguamento dello stadio alle normative sulla sicurezza (e non solo) schiude le porte dello Scida agli abbonati, ma continua a tenere fuori dagli spalti il resto dei tifosi. E' difficile poter parlare di calcio, quando i protagonisti corrono su un terreno di gioco adatto più a girarci un documentario sulla semina della patata di Budrio.

Inter fall to LDU defeat in Beira-Rio

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Inter's poor run of form continued last night as LDU snatched a 1-0 win at the Beira-Rio as Inter fell to their third successive defeat. Bolívar's second half dismissal completed a miserable night for the Colorado's.

Inter's apparent loss of form comes at a bad time with Inter already needing to turn around a two goal deficit against Corinthians next week in the Copa do Brasil final second leg.