Ganso, Robinho & Wesley score blinders as Santos batter Gremio; Vitoria knock Atletico GO out the cup; Sao Paulo advance in the Libertadores

Santos 3 – Gremio 1 (Copa do Brasil, May 19, 2010) Super Santos continued their stunning Samba football to beat Gremio with ease. Hugely promising midfielder Ganso, aka the Goose, fired Santos into the leading with a belting left-footed strike from 25-yards, before Robinho doubled the lead with a picture-perfect lob over the keeper in the 69th minute. Marques pulled a goal back for Gremio but a super solo third from Wesley three minutes from time sealed victory.

Vitoria 4 – Atletico GO 0 (Copa do Brasil, May 19, 2010) Quick-fire first half goals from Uelliton and Junior put Vitoria in control. Junior added a third at the start of injury time at the end of the match and, after Viafara had been booked for his paradinha penalty at the death, the goalie retook the spot-kick to add number four.


All Boys 1 – Rosario Central 1 (Argentina relegation play-offs, May 19, 2010) Mauro Matos’s 15th minute opener for the hosts was cancelled out at the death by Guillermo Burdisso’s header from a corner.

Atletico Rafaela 1 – Gimnasia La Plata 0 (Argentina relegation play-offs, May 19, 2010) Blanco netted the only goal as he controlled a cross into the box on his chest before drilling home his shjot on the turn.


Sao Paulo 2 – Cruzeiro 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Copa Libertadores, May 19, 2010) Cruzeiro had Kleber sent off in the opening minute for elbowing Sao Paulo’s Richarlyson. Sao Paulo took the lead when Hernanes fired into the top corner from Junior Cesar’s left cross midway through the first half. The hosts went further ahead eight minutes into the second half when another Junior Cesar cross was headed down by Fernandao to fellow striker Dagoberto, who lobbed keeper Fabio.