BRAZIL: Brasileiro Série A – Round 1 review


Neymar, 21, played in his last match as a member of Santos FC saw the away fans boo him as he recently signed for FC Barcelona to a 5 year deal. His side drew with Flamengo as he was brought to tears walking off the pitch after the final whistle had blown, after a fairly uneventful event.

With Neymar now heading to Europe, this does not mean that football will cease to exist in Brazil, no way. There are a lot of other young talents in Brazil if you know where to look. Bernard, Botafogo who is currently in the squad for this summer’s Confederations Cup which is in Brazil, and will probably be used from time to time to showcase his talent, but Marques scored the lone goal for them as Paulinho scored the equalizer 50 odd minutes later.

Cruzeiro pummeled recently promoted Goiás by netting five goals from four different players, with Nilton scoring a brace, and Diego Souza, Bruno Rodrigo, and Borges all scoring in the first half of action. São Paulo were victorious over Ponte Preta who dominated the opposition from whistle to whistle, with Jadson netting home a penalty from the spot to double the away sides lead.


Saturday 25th June

–        CR Vasco da Gama 1:0 Portugesa de Desportos

–        EC Vitória 2:2 Internacional

–        Corinthians 1-1 Botafogo

Sunday 26th June

–        AA Ponte Preta 0:2 São Paulo

–        Criciúmia 3:1 Bahia

–        Gremio 2:0 Náutico

–        Santos FC 0:0 Flamengo

–        Coritiba FBC 2-1 Atlético MG

–        Cruzeiro 5:0 Goiás

–        Fluminense FC 2:1 Atletico Paranaense


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