Sao Paulo trounces Internacional 3-0

09:44, July 19, 2011      

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On the road against Internacional, Sao Paulo had no problem confronting the cold weather on Sunday in the 10th round of the 2011 Brazilian Championship, cruising to a 3-0 win.

Recently signed head coach Adilson Batista was on hand to observe his new cast of athletes at Sao Paulo.

The game's first goal came in the 19th minute. Off a free kick, Rivaldo delivered the ball perfectly to a charging Casemiro who drove a header past a helpless keeper Muriel.

Fernandinho scored his team's second goal in the 39th minute, tapping the ball past an approaching Muriel off a great pass from Dagoberto. Carlinhos Paraiba scored Sao Paulo's third goal in the injury time, taking advantage of a defensive meltdown to angle the ball past a defenseless Muriel.

After suffering three straight losses that led to the dismissal of head coach Paulo Cesar Carpagiani, Sao Paulo had collected two consecutive wins and now provisionally stands in a joint second place with Flamengo, both with 21 points. In the next round of play, Sao Paulo will receive Atletico-GO on July 23.

Internacional suffered its third consecutive loss of the competition.The team now stands in eighth place with 15 points. Internacional will next travel to face Avai on July 21. Following the match, the team will travel to Germany where it will participate in the four-team friendly tournament, the Audi Cup.

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