Goals from Brazil & Argentina: Flamengo on verge of Brazilian title after Sao Paulo slip; Diego Souza scores a 50-yard volley for Palmeiras

Goias 4 – Sao Paulo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009) Striker Washington scored for Sao Paulo in the 15th and 70th, while Goias – which hadn’t beaten Sao Paulo in four years – got on the board with Vitor in the 21st, Rithelly in the 37th, Fernandao in the 66th and Leo Lima in the 71st.

Sport Recife 1 – Internacional 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009) Internacional moved from fourth to second in the 20-team standings by coming from behind to beat already relegated Sport 2-1 in Recife. Midfielder Andrezinho scored the winner in the 83rd.

Corinthians 0 – Flamengo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009) Midfielder Ze Roberto and defender Leo Moura scored in each half to put Flamengo in position to win its sixth title – and first since 1992. The match ended bizarrely as a fan and a linesman began trading punching on the pitch.

Palmeiras 3 – Atletico Mineiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009) Palmeiras’ victory against sixth-place Atletico Mineiro at Palestra Italia stadium was marked by a stunning goal by playmaker Diego Souza, who scored from just in front of the midfield line. After Atletico Mineiro Uruguayan goalkeeper Fabian Carini left his box to clear a breakaway, the ball went directly into Souza’s direction and the midfielder struck a firm one-timer straight into the net.

Avai 2 – Santos 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009)

Gremio 4 – Barueri 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009)

Santo Andre 5 – Nautico 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009)

Fluminense 4 – Vitoria 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009)

Atletico Paranaense 2 – Botafogo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 29, 2009)

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San Lorenzo 3 – Boca Juniors 0 (Apertura, November 29, 2009)

Banfield 1 – Racing Club 2 (Apertura, November 29, 2009) Defender Matias Martinez put Racing ahead with an early goal but Banfield’s Uruguayan striker Santiago Silva headed an equaliser after just 16 minutes to remain as the championship’s top scorer this season, with 13 goals. Left back Gabriel Mercado then struck the winner for Racing just after the hour, ending Banfield’s 15-match unbeaten streak this campaign.

Tigre 0 – Velez Sarfield 3 (Apertura, November 29, 2009) Title holders Velez Sarsfield climbed into fifth spot with a won 3-0 away win over bottom-placed Tigre, with Chile’s Waldo Ponce scoring twice and Argentina’s Emiliano Papa once.