Goals from the Copa Libertadores; Neymar brace for Santos; Ronaldo opens 2010 Corinthians account; Adriano & Vagner Love lead Flamengo

Real Potosi 1 – Cruzeiro 1 (Copa Libertadores Qualification, January 27, 2010) Striker Wellington Paulista’s side-footed finish in the 8th minute gave last year’s Libertadores runner-up Cruzeiro an early lead against Real Potosi, but ex-Hertha Berlin midfielder Gilberto was sent off in the 21st minute to leave the Brazilian team with ten men. Potosi finally made the extra man count when midfielder Correa equalised in the 88th following a pull-back from defender Ronald Eguino.

Juan Aurich 2 – Tecos 0 (Copa Libertadores Qualification, January 27, 2010) Panamanian international striker Luis Tejada opened the scoring for Juan Aurich with a close range header in the 11th minute.  Tecos seemed to struggle on Aurich’s synthetic pitch and Tejada added a second after evading the offside trap to score in the 59th minute.

Newells Old Boys 0 – Emelec 0 (Copa Libertadores Qualification, January 27, 2010)


Santos 5 – Barueri 0 (Campeonato Paulista, January 27, 2010) Andre began the rout for Santos in the 33rd, booting in a shot after Leo’s attempt in the area bounced off a defender. Santos didn’t score again until the 70th, through Wesley, then Ze Eduardo converted a nice pass from Neymar in the 73rd. Five minutes later Neymar dribbled around a defender and punched in a shot to make it 4-0. Neymar struck again in the 87th, converting a penalty.

Monte Azul 0 – Palmeiras 1 (Campeonato Paulista, January 27, 2010) Palmeiras midfielder Cleiton Xavier converted a penalty in the 29th for a 1-0 win over Monte Azul.

Corinthians 1 – Mirassol 1 (Campeonato Paulista, January 27, 2010) Ronaldo scored a minute before halftime to put Corinthians in front of Mirassol, easily knocking in a free kick from Tcheco after dribbling around the goalie. But Mirassol evened it in the 58th on striker Ferreira’s header, capping the scoring.

Flamengo 3 – Americano Campos 2 (Campeonato Carioca, January 27, 2010) Adriano scored the opener in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, and Fernando doubled the lead eight minutes later, tapping in a Petkovic corner. In the 54th, Flamengo lost midfielder Leonardo Moura, but it took Americano until the 80th to take advantage, when Diego Sales converted a penalty. Flamengo hit back one minute later, as Vagner Love to put the match out of reach. Ameriano’s Itacare knocked in a nice cross from Patrick a minute into injury time.