Internacional defeats Corinthians 3-2

09:41, September 27, 2010      

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Internacional defeat leader Corinthians 3-2 on Sunday in the 25th round of the Brazilian Championship.

As a result of their loss, Corinthians dropped out of first place, trailing once again Fluminense.

Internacional scored first in the 29th minute when Tinga received a through ball from D'Alessandro, leaving him face-to-face with keeper Julio Cesar, allowing him to blow the ball into the right side of the goal.

Corinthians responded by tying the match in the 64th minute when Jorge Henrique streaked down the field to score the equalizer.

Internacional reclaimed the lead in the 77th minute when a crossed ball from Andrezinho rolled through the Corinthians defense and to the feet of Alescandro, heading the ball into the goal.

Corinthians tied the match once again in the 90th minute when Bruno Cesar converted a penalty kick after a hand ball inside of the Internacional goalie box.

Internacional score the game-winning goal in the 3rd minute of injury time. Off an indirect kick, Andrezinho bent the ball around the defensive wall of Corinthians' players, landing the ball into the upper right corner of the goal.

The win takes Internacional to 41 points, improving to the fourth place. In the 26th round of play, the team will travel to face Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

The loss dropped Corinthians from the first place to the second, amounting 47 points. In the next round of play, the team will face Botafogo at home on Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua


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