The ‘Verdao’ won 4-0 and takes advantage of Corinthians’ defeat to rise to first place
Rony (twice), Scarpa and Wesley scored for Sao Paulo
Palmeiras thrashed Botafogo 4-0 this Thursday and with 19 points he assumed the leadership of the Brazilian Championship Series A of soccer, taking advantage of the defeat suffered on Tuesday by their hometown rival Corinthians. Gunner Rony, on two occasions, creative Gustavo Scarpa and Wésley scored the goals for Verdao de Sao Paulo, which ends the tenth day, played between Tuesday and Thursday, in first position. The match at the Allianz Parque stadium pitted Portuguese coaches Abel Ferreira, from Palmeiras, and Luis Castro, from Botafogo.
The Corinthiansof the also Portuguese coach Vítor Pereira and who began the day in the lead with 18 units, dropped to second position after his loses on Tuesday, 1-0on his visit to Cuiaba. The champion Atletico Mineiroof Argentine coach Antonio ‘el Turco’ Mohamed, missed the opportunity to also assume leadership after fall beaten 5-3 on his visit to Fluminensein which Argentine Germán Cano scored twice and Colombian John Arias scored another goal.
Another event highlighted on the day was the Flamengo defeat by 1-0 in their visit to Bragantino. The result precipitated the departure of Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa, which was made official this Thursday by the Rio de Janeiro team. In other results, the Cearáwith two goals from Colombian Stiven Mendoza, won at home byr 0-2 over America. Precisely the Ceará coach, Dorival Júnior, accepted Flamengo’s proposal to replace Sousa and should be announced in the next few hours.
The Athletico Paranaenseof former Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, beat Juventude 1-3. One of the goals for the Curitiba team, which climbed to third position with 16 points, was scored by Uruguayan David Terans.
Another charrúa, the defender Bruno Méndez, converted in the equalizer away from home for the International 1-1 against Santos, of the Argentine coach Fabián Bustos. in Goiania, Atlético Goianiense defeated Avaí 2-1.
In the other matches on Thursday, bottom Fortaleza beat Goias 1-0while the Sao Paulowith a goal from Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri, tied 1-1 on his visit to Coritibaby Paraguayan coach Gustavo Morínigo.