Brazil & Argentina: Injury-time goal lifts Sao Paulo to top spot

Sao Paulo 1 – Internacional 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009) Washington scored the winner from a corner three-minutes into first-half injury time, giving Sao Paulo its second consecutive win with six matches to go.

Gremio 3 – Avai 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009) Argentine striker Maxi Lopez scored to help seventh-place Gremio defeat Avai 3-1 at Olimpico stadium. Gremio played a man down from the 33rd after former Barca and Boro midfielder Fabio Rochemback was sent off for a sliding tackle.

Barueri 2 – Flamengo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009) Flamengo’s 10-match unbeaten streak ended with a 2-0 away loss to Barueri, a result that dropped the five-time national champion to sixth on the table, four points off the lead.

Cruzeiro 3 – Santo Andre 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009) Cruzeiro kept its title hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Santo Andre thanks to two late goals at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Ecuadorean striker Joffre Guerron scored Cruzeiro’s first goal, helping the team move to fifth in the standings, four points behind Sao Paulo.

Botafogo 1 – Nautico 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009) Botafogo left the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Nautico, thanks to a 72nd-minute winner by defender Juninho from a penalty.

Vitoria 0 – Corinthians 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009) Argentine midfielder Matias Defederico scored his first goal since joining Corinthians in a 1-0 win over Vitoria at Salvador.

Atletico Paranaense 1 – Santos 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 28, 2009)


Independiente 3 – Colon 2 (Apertura, October 28, 2009) Nestor Silvera scored the first goal at the new Libertadores de America stadium, but Federico Nieto equalised in the 35th for his seventh goal of the season. Piatti gave Independiente a halftime lead when he ran through the defence to score in the 43rd and scored again in the 72nd in another breakaway, weaving past keeper Diego Pozo and defender Ariel Garce before shooting into the open net. By the time of Independiente’s third, Colon striker and captain Esteban Fuertes had been sent off for elbowing. Midfielder Alfredo Ramirez pulled another goal back in the 89th minute.

Gimnasia La Plata 0 – Banfield 1 (Apertura, October 28, 2009) Banfield, who won with a 10th goal for Uruguayan striker Santiago Silva, the championship’s top scorer, are second.

San Lorenzo 3 – Arsenal 2 (Apertura, October 28, 2009)

Huracan 1 – Rosario Central 0 (Apertura, October 28, 2009)