Fantastic Serie A goes down to last day

Super sub Bernardo (

Corinthians thought they had won the title. Their fans were singing and their players were celebrating after they had beaten Figueirense 1-0. But Bernardo popped up with a late winner for Vasco in their match against Fluminense meaning the title will go down to the final day of the season. Continue reading

Serie A wrap: Corinthians thrash league leaders São Paulo

Liedson is the man for Corinthians (Getty Images)

Corinthians thrashed the league leaders São Paulo 5-0 on Sunday afternoon thanks to three goals from Portugal international striker Liedson. Corinthians have become something of a bogey team for São Paulo and so it proved again on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

Brazilian Championship: The big kick off

They are State Champions but can they be National Champions? (Lucas Uebel - VIPCOMM)

The Brazilian National Championship kicked off yesterday afternoon which makes my report at least one day late. Sorry about that! Better late than never, right? In my report, I give a short comment on each of the twenty teams and my prediction about where they will finish in the league table. For a full explanation on Brazilian football and all of the club competitions see this link. Continue reading

State Championships come to an end

Cruzeiro win the Minas Gerais State Championship (Washington Alves - VIPCOMM)

After months of football, the Brazilian State Championships came to a dramatic close today. Starting in São Paulo, Santos won the local competition for the second successive year, beating Corinthians 2-1 in a tense but ultimately low quality game of football. Continue reading

SP State Championship: Santos draw and their coach is fired

After a poor run of games culminating in a 1-1 draw at home to São Bernardo, Adilson Batista is fired by Santos

Adilson Batista is fired by Santos (AE)

Santos coach Adilson Batista has been fired following a poor run of results culminating in a 1-1 draw at home to the lowly São Bernardo on Saturday night. Corinthians continued their recovery in the post Ronaldo era, winning 4-0 (Liedson scored another two) and São Paulo and Palmeiras drew 1-1 in a rain drenched Morumbi stadium. Little-known Mirassol now top the table after ten games. Continue reading

Lucas signs new deal with São Paulo

Lucas in action for Brazil's under 20's (Getty images)

Lucas, Brazil’s new sensation, has signed a new deal at São Paulo with a release clause of 80 million euros. That is more than the estimated 50 million euro release clauses of Ganso and Neymar. Lucas will now earn approximately GBP 50,000 per month, more than 10 times his previous salary. Not bad for a young lad.

Liedson saves Corinthians’ blushes. Corinthians were headed to a disappointing draw at home to Mogi Mirim (Rivaldo’s team that he doesn’t even like) until Liedson popped up with two goals late in the game. Corinthians 2 Mogi Mirim 0. Ronaldo who?

The Brazilians of Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) beat Roma 3 – 2 in the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The Shakhtar goals were all scored by Brazilians: Jadson, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano.