Ronaldo claims a hat-trick in Corinthians win; Stalemate between Estudiantes & Cruzeiro in the Copa Libertadores final

Estudiantes 0 – Cruzeiro 0 (Copa Libertadores final first leg, July 8, 2009) Cruzeiro keeper Fabio was in fine form to deny the home side but late on the Brazilians could have snatched a crucial away goal with Kleber and Leonardo Silva going close.


Corinthians 4 – Fluminense 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 8, 2009) Ronaldo stole the headlines with a fine hat-trick. The home side dominated the first-half and were three up thanks to Ronaldo’s first and second, sandwiched in between was a fine passing move finished off by Dentinho. Flu came back into the match in the second-half with two goals in six minutes from Conca and an og by Diego and it was left to Ronaldo to score his third and seal the match, lashing home with six minutes to go.