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2015 Brasileirão Round Nine summary: Vasco finally win, while Palmeiras thump rivals São Paulo

Rafael Marques (L) of Palmeiras heads the ball to score against Corinthians during their Brasileirão match at Arena Corinthians on 31st May, 2015
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Vasco da Gama finally secured their first win of the campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at home to Flamengo.

After Cruzeiro loanee Duvier Riascos gave them a 16th minute lead, Celso Roth’s side were forced to hold on for much of the remainder of the contest and relied on some last-ditch defending and several inspired saves by goalkeeper Charles to secure a win at the ninth time of asking.

That result immediately moved them off the bottom and ahead of fellow newly-promoted side Joinville, who were defeated for the seventh time already this season. They went down 1-0 at Atlético Mineiro, who closed the gap between them and Sport Recife at the top to just two points.

The league leaders, who remain unbeaten, led their tie away at Chapecoense through Rithely’s first half strike, but Bruno Rangel netted just two minutes from time to prevent Sport from securing a third consecutive victory.

Back at the other end of the standings, Palmeiras secured the most eye-catching result of the round with a 4-0 demolition of rivals São Paulo.

The tie could have worked out different had Alexandre Pato’s excellent individual effort not come back off the post for the visitors, but once Leandro Pereira netted a deflected open, Palmeiras were in control.

Further goals from Victor Ramos, Rafael Marques and substitute Jonathan Cristaldo secured the result, with Palmeiras moving up from the lower echelons to 11th and São Paulo dropping down to 4th.

The Tricolor are now level on 17 points with Atlético Mineiro, Fluminense and Grêmio. The latter two side’s were both victorious this weekend, with Goiás and Avaí their respective victims.

Elsewhere, Corinthians beat Figueirense 2-1, while Internacional and Ponte Preta beat Santos and Atlético Paranaense, respectively.

In Curitiba, holders Cruzeiro were also beaten by lowly Coritiba. The Belo Horizonte based outfit had seemed revived following the arrival of Vanderlei Luxemburgo as Head Coach, but have now lost two matches in a row.

Round Nine results

Saturday 27th June  
Avaí1 - 2Grêmio
Anderson Lopes (pen 56') Pedro Rocha (1')
  Luan (10')
Chapecoense1 - 1Sport Recife
Bruno Rangel (88') Rithely (29')
Sunday 28th June  
Corinthians2 - 1Figueirense
Vágner Love (55') Thiago Santana (73')
Jádson (pen 65')  
Atlético Mineiro1 - 0Joinville
Leonardo Silva (34')  
Coritiba1 - 0Cruzeiro
Rafhael Lucas (62')  
Goiás1 - 2Fluminense
Erik Lima (34') Wágner (53')
  Edson (62')
Palmeiras4 - 0São Paulo
Leandro Pereira (32')  
Victor Ramos (41')  
Rafael Marques (58')  
Jonathan Cristaldo (72')  
Ponte Preta2 - 1Atlético Paranaense
Renato Cajá (30') Nikão (28')
Felipe Azevedo (70')  
Vasco da Gama1 - 0Flamengo
Duvier Riascos (16')  
Internacional1 - 0Santos
Valdivia (77')  

2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A standings

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