Monday, 3 December 2007

Corinthians Relegated For The First Time as Brazilian League Comes to a Close

Corinthians suffered their first ever relegation from the Brazilian top flight after drawing 1-1 away to Gremio whilst Goias Esporte Clube beat Internacional 2-1 to leapfrog Corinthians and stave off relegation.

Corinthians will be joined in Serie B next year by Juventude, Parana Curitiba and America Natal.

In the race for Copa Libertadores qualifying positions, Flamengo and Cruzeiro grabbed the final two spots alongside Sao Paulo, Santos and Fluminense, as Palmeiras missed out after losing 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro.

The full results were as follows:

Cruzeiro 2 -0 America Natal
Nautico Recife 1 - 0 Flamengo
Botafogo 1 - 1 Figueirense
Atletico Paranaense 2 - 1 Sao Paulo
Palmeiras 1 -3 Atletico Mineiro
Vasco da Gama 3 - 0 Parana Curitiba
Juventude 2 -1 Sport Recife
Santos 2 -4 Fluminense
Goias Esporte Clube 2 - 1 Internacional
Gremio 1 -1 Corinthians

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