Botafogo shuts out Sao Paulo 2-0 in Brazilian championship

16:54, June 30, 2011      

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On the road at the Morumbi stadium, Botafogo beat home team Sao Paulo 2-0 in the 7th round of the 2011 Brazilian Championship on Wednesday.

After a record setting five-game winning streak to start the tournament, Sao Paulo suffered its second consecutive loss.

Botafogo's Elkeson caught veteran keeper Rogerio Ceni off guard by firing a long range shot in the 35th minute that sailed into the upper right corner of the Sao Paulo goal.

The visiting team increased its lead in the 51st minute when Herrera converted on a penalty kick after Maicosuel was taken down inside of the goalie box.

The win knocks Sao Paulo out of first place, giving way to the club's archival Corinthians to assume the top spot with 16 points. Sao Paulo dropped to second place with 15 points while Botafogo improved to third place with 14 points, knocking its rival Flamengo down to fifth place with 13 points.

In the 8th round of play, Sao Paulo will look to turn things around when they travel to face Flamengo on July 6. Sao Paulo has suffered 7 goals in the last two matches while not having scored any. On the following day, Botafogo will receive Atletico-GO in hopes of potentially rising to first place.

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