Corinthians cruises past Santos 4-2

11:11, May 31, 2010      

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Corinthians beat Santos 4-2 on Sunday in the fifth round of the Brazilian soccer championship to stay atop with 13 points.

Corinthians scored the game's first goal in the second minute when Santos goalie Felipe reached out to block a Bruno Cesar shot on goal but the ball landed in front of Jorge Henrique who capitalized on his fortunate position to glide it into the net.

Santos tied the match in the 52nd minute. Marquinhos lofted a great pass off to a streaking Andre who caught up to the ball and slid it past Felipe and into the Corinthians net.

Corinthians reclaimed the lead just one minute later as Bruno Cesar picked up a defensive turnover and quickly pounded the ball into the goal. Corinthians extended their lead in the 66th minute when Ralf dribbled through the defense and sent the ball past a diving Santos goalie. The home team scored their fourth goal of the match in the 85th minute when Paulinho headed in a crossed ball from Roberto Carlos.

As the game was coming to an end, Santos scored their second goal of the match. Ganso lofted the ball to Marcel who headed it into the Corinthians goal.

Corinthians' win extends their lead in the Brazilian Championship. They stand four points ahead of second place Fluminense. The win also extends their undefeated streak against Santos, dating back to September of 2006. Santos stand in 8th place with eight points.



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