Corinthians beat Cruzeiro 4-3

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:54 IST

Corinthians moved to second in the Brazilian Championship on Wednesday after coming back from behind twice to beat Cruzeiro 4-3 in Sao Paulo.

Corinthians beat Cruzeiro 4-3

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Corinthians moved to second in the Brazilian Championship on Wednesday after coming back from behind twice to beat Cruzeiro 4-3 in Sao Paulo. As early as the third minute, Corinthians had a shot on target but there was little power behind the shot from Jo and it was easily saved. But just a minute later Cruzeiro were gifted a goal following a mix-up between Marcelo Marinho and goalkeeper Fabio Costa. The ball came off the chest of the defender, catching Costa off guard and the ball just rolled in for a 1-0 lead to the visitors. The home side desperately needed to make amends quickly and were rewarded for their efforts in the 11th minute when Roger slid the ball home for the valuable equaliser to put his side back on track. Tightly fought match In a tightly fought match, both sides were having chances, but at halftime it was still 1-1. But moments after the restart, the visitors were back in front again. This time the shot from Fred bounced against the post, but then deflected back off the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. Once again Corinthians were on the back foot, but they weren't to be outdone and on the hour mark they equalised once again. The goal came courtesy of a great header from Rosinei Adolfo on the edge of the area. And two minutes later they were finally ahead for the first time in the match. Once again it was Rosinei that Corinthians had to thank. Using his head again rather than his feet, the player snuck the ball home for a 3-2 lead to the home side. But that wasn't to be the end of it as once again Corinthians let the visitors back into the match shortly after. Poor defending The home side had no one to blame except their own poor defending as they allowed Moises to head home to draw the match at 3-3. However, there were yet more twists to this action-packed match. The home side was awarded a penalty when Carlos Tevez was brought down in the area. The player went on to convert the spot kick and Corinthians were back in front again, leading 4-3. The home side held on to the final whistle to record another win. The result moved the side to second in the standings with 31 points. (AP)

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