2014 Brasileirão Round 10 summary: Newly promoted Sport Recife shock Botafogo
The 2014 Brasileirão recommenced on Wednesday following a six week break due to Brazil hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Newly-promoted Sport Recife continued their strong start to the season with a surprise 1-0 win over Botafogo. Forward Neto Baiano netted the only goal of the game, as Eduardo Baptista’s side climbed to 4th. Elsewhere, Figueirense moved above Coritiba with a 1-0 victory against the Coxa at the Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira, while Grêmio and Goiás drew 0-0 in Porto Alegre.
On Thursday, a brace from veteran captain Paulo Baier secured an impressive 3-2 win over Fluminense for Criciúma. The Tigre had raced into a three goal lead before late strikes from Darío Conca and Matheus Carvalho set up an exciting finish.
In Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo, who are bottom of the table, were defeated 2-1 by Atlético Paranaense, while 41 year-old goalkeeper Rogério Ceni scored a penalty in São Paulo’s 2-0 win at Bahia and Santos beat Palmeiras 2-0.
Corinthians were also victorious - Paolo Guerrero netted in a 2-1 over Internacional - and they are now 2nd behind holders Cruzeiro, who won 3-1 at home to Vitória.
Atlético Mineiro and Chapecoense don't make their return until Saturday, when they face Bahia and São Paulo respectively.
Round 10 results
|Wednesday 16th July|
|Sport Recife||1 - 0||Botafogo|
|Neto Baiano [44']|
|Coritiba||0 - 2||Figueirense|
|Thiago Heleno [5']|
|Grêmio||0 - 0|
Thursday 17th July
|Criciúma||3 - 2||Fluminense|
|Paulo Baier [pen 40', 59']||Darío Conca [84']|
|Serginho Mineiro [67']||Matheus Carvalho [85']|
|Flamengo||1 - 2||Atlético Paranaense|
|Samir [35']||Douglas Coutinho [20']|
|Bahia||0 - 2||São Paulo|
|Rogério Ceni [pen 13']|
|Alan Kardec [20']|
|Corinthians||2 - 1||Internacional|
|Paolo Guerrero [7']||Claudio Winck [90+1']|
|Santos||2 - 0||Palmeiras|
|Bruno Uvini [24']|
Friday 18th July
|Cruzeiro||3 - 1||Vitória|
|Alemão [O.G. 62']||Ayrton [90+2']|
|Ricardo Goulart [72']|
|Everton Ribeiro [76']|
2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A standings