Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro reached the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores by beating Sao Paulo 4-1 on Wednesday, advancing 6-2 on aggregate following a 2-1 first-leg win.
Atletico striker Jo scored in the 17th, 58th and 65th minutes at the Independencia Stadium, while forward Diego Tardelli got on the board in the 60th. Luis Fabiano netted for Sao Paulo in the 75th.
Uruguayan giants Nacional claimed a surprise win at La Bombonera as they beat Boca Juniors 1-0 in Buenos Aires to take sole lead in the Copa Libertadores Group 1.
Andres Scotti, with a header from a corner, netted the winner after 20 minutes as Nacional moved on to seven points in the standings, three more than Mexico's Toluca.
Nacional defender Alejandro Lembo was sent off...
Brazilian giants Sao Paulo came from behind to defeat Bolivian side The Strongest 2-1 in Group Three of the Copa Libertadores .
The three-time reigning champions of Bolivia opened the scoring after defender Marcos Barrera deflected a corner kick into the net.
The Strongest had clear chances to extend the lead, but their forwards failed to convert their chances and the Copa Sudamericana...
Luis Fabiano netted a first-half brace as Brazilian giants Sao Paulo hammered Bolivia's Bolivar 5-0 on their road to the Copa Libertadores group stage.
In the first leg of the preliminary round tie Ney Franco's Sao Paulo, who won the Copa Sudamericana last month, showed no mercy and took a surely unassailable lead ahead of the second leg next Wednesday.
Jadson was the man...
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Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas hopes he can help the Brazilian giants lift the Copa Sudamericana title before moving to Europe.
Sao Paulo and Argentina's Tigre play the second leg of the tournament's final on Wednesday night after a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Argentina.
With away goals not counting, any draw would take the match to penalties.
Lucas has already agreed a deal...
Sao Paulo and Argentine side Tigre drew 0-0 on Wednesday in the first-leg of the Copa Sudamericana final, which should give a slight edge to the Brazilians in the second leg in a week.
Sao Paulo, one of South America's most decorated clubs, had more possession but failed to break down the modest Argentine side, which is playing in its first international final.
The second leg...
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December 05, 2012
Sao Paulo held Universidad Catolica of Chile to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday, reaching the Copa Sudamericana final on away goals.
The teams drew 1-1 in the first semifinal at Chile last week.
Sao Paulo dominated the match in front of nearly 60,000 fans at its Morumbi Stadium.
Universidad Catolica had a couple of chances with balls crossed into the area in the final minutes, but could...
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November 28, 2012
Fluminense won its second Brazilian title in three years by beating Palmeiras 3-2 after a pair of goals by league-leading scorer Fred on Sunday.
The striker scored an 88th-minute winner to give Fluminense the victory and its fourth national title, adding to triumphs in 2010, 1984 and 1970.
Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro could have kept Fluminense from celebrating on Sunday but...
Sao Paulo thrashed Universidad de Chile 5-0 on Wednesday to advance to the Copa Sudamericana semifinals with a 7-0 aggregate score.
Midfielder Jadson opened the scoring for Sao Paulo against the defending champions just five minutes into the match at the Pacaembu Stadium, then playmaker Lucas added to the lead in the 22nd and striker Luis Fabiano closed the first-half scoring seven...
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November 07, 2012
Police say the younger sister of Brazil striker Hulk has returned home unhurt a day after being kidnapped.
Authorities say 22-year-old Angelica Aparecida Vieira was released a few hundred meters from her house early Tuesday afternoon in the northeastern city of Campina Grande.
Vieira had been missing since Monday but police weren't sure whether it was a kidnapping case. Investigator...
Fred scored his league-leading 17th goal of the season as Fluminense held Sao Paulo to a 1-1 home draw on Sunday and increased its lead over Atletico Mineiro in the Brazilian championship.
Fluminense moved closer to its second title in three years by opening a nine-point advantage with four rounds left. Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro had its chances significantly diminished after...
Universidad Catolica of Chile reached the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana despite a 3-1 loss to Atletico Goianiense on Wednesday, advancing on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw in the home and away series.
Michael Rios scored the goal that sent the Chileans through in the 42nd minute at the Serra Dourada Stadium.
Atletico, last place and virtually relegated in the Brazilian...
Sao Paulo of Brazil held Liga de Loja of Ecuador to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana.
Liga advanced on away goals after the first leg match ended in a 1-1 draw. The Brazilian club will next play either Universidad de Chile or Emelec of Ecuador.
Sao Paulo, a three-time Copa Libertadores champion, was in command throughout the match at the...
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October 24, 2012
Fluminense scored two late goals in a 2-1 win over Ponte Preta on Sunday to retain a nine-point lead over Atletico Mineiro atop the Brazilian league.
Fluminense allowed a first-minute goal at the Sao Januario stadium in Rio de Janeiro, but striker Fred converted a penalty kick in the 80th and defender Gum netted the winner in the 88th to help the team maintain its comfortable advantage...
Fluminense took advantage of Atletico Mineiro's latest slip-up to extend their lead at the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro to nine points with a 2-0 win at Bahia.
They had to wait until just before the hour mark for Bruno Vieira to break the deadlock, then Rafael Sobis added a second in the 75th minute.
And it proved to be a profitable victory as second-placed Atletico collapsed...
Ronaldinho netted a hat-trick as Atletico Mineiro won 6-0 against Figueirense to keep up pressure on leaders Fluminense in the Campeonato.
He opened the scoring with a remarkable 12th-minute strike, collecting the ball from a short corner on the left and whipping it just inside the far top corner from 25 yards.
Ronaldinho celebrated as though he had intended it as a shot rather...
Brazil forward Luis Fabiano is looking forward to lining up alongside star name Neymar in the friendly against great rivals Argentina.
The second edition of the 'Superclasico de las Americas' will get under way with Wednesday's first leg in Goiania and will involve only players who play their club football in Brazil and Argentina.
Sao Paulo forward Luis Fabiano is expected...
Luis Fabiano will enter Brazil's match against Argentina on Wednesday knowing this may be his last chance to show he still deserves a spot in the Brazilian national team.
Fabiano started for Brazil at the 2010 World Cup, but this is the first time he has been selected since coach Mano Menezes took over after the team's quarterfinal elimination in South Africa.
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September 17, 2012
Atletico Mineiro missed a chance to regain the Brazilian league lead on Sunday with a 1-0 loss to Nautico that keeps the club two points behind Fluminense.
Playmaker Ronaldinho called it a ''horrible'' result for Atletico, especially after Fluminense lost at home to last-place Atletico Goianiense 2-1 on Saturday. Atletico remained on 51 points, but with a game in...
First-half goals from Diego Giaretta and Renie saw Campeonato bottom side Atletico Goianiense pull off a shock 2-1 victory at league leaders Fluminense.
The hosts had just lost one league game this season prior to the latest round of fixtures but they were caught cold when Giaretta put Goianiense ahead in the 18th minute.
The visitors went further ahead three minutes before the...
Luis Fabiano and Lucas Moura were on target as Sao Paulo defeated Botafogo 4-0 in Brazil’s Serie A on Thursday,...
Ronaldinho scored one goal and set up another as Atletico Mineiro drew 2-2 with rival Cruzeiro on Sunday to keep its lead at the halfway point of the Brazilian league.
Ronaldinho put Atletico Mineiro ahead in the 84th minute before Cruzeiro equalized in injury time, but the draw was still enough to give Atletico a one-point lead over second place Fluminense, which edged Vasco da...
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August 19, 2012
Luis Fabiano has denied claims made by Al Rayyan sporting director Ali Salem Afifeh that he will leave Sao Paulo...
Atletico Mineiro moved two points clear of Vasco da Gama at the top of the Brazilian Campeonato standings after earning a point from a 0-0 draw away to third-placed Fluminense.
Cruzeiro lie fifth in the table after a 2-1 home win over Palmeiras in a game which saw both sides score penalties.
Humberlito Borge scored both goals for Cruzeiro, the first a penalty, and Hernan Barcos...