Sao Paulo beats Avai 1-0 in Brazilian Cup

13:55, May 05, 2011      

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At home in the Morumbi stadium, Sao Paulo defeated Avai 1-0 in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2011 Brazilian Cup on Wednesday.

The game's only goal was scored in the 48th minute. Off a Sao Paulo corner kick from Dagoberto, Avai's defender Revson erroneously headed the ball into his own goal.

Despite the win, the fans inside of the Morumbi stadium booed Sao Paulo for its bleek performance. The team will play for a scoreless draw or simply 1-0 win in the return leg in order to advance to the semifinals.

The second leg will be played at Avai on May 12. The winner of the series will face the winner between Vasco da Gama and Atletico-PR.

The winner of the 2011 Brazilian Cup earns a spot in the 2012 Libertadores Cup.

Source: Xinhua
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