Ponte Preta beat Corinthians 3-2

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Ponte Preta moved up to sixth in the Brazilian League with a 3-2 home win over Corinthians on Sunday.

Ponte Preta beat Corinthians 3-2

Campinas:

Ponte Preta moved up to sixth in the Brazilian League with a 3-2 home win over Corinthians on Sunday. The visitors grabbed the lead after half an hour, following a defensive error by the home side. From a corner, Ponte defender Matias attempted to clear the ball from his penalty box, but it ricocheted off team-mate Da Silva into the back of the net. The home side equalised in the 43rd minute when Iran beat Corinthians goalkeeper Silvio Luiz after a perfect 'one-two' with Danilo. Better halfPonte went ahead 2-1, 15 minutes into the second half.Rafael Santos was left unmarked at a corner and his perfectly struck left foot volley gave Luiz no chance. In the 83rd minute, poor defending again cost Corinthians dearly.Almir's cross picked out Iran, whose second goal of the night gave the home side a 3-1 lead. In the 88th minute, a powerful strike by Edson from outside the area gave Corinthians a glimmer of hope, trailing 3-2. Less than two minutes later, Iran's memorable night finished on a sour note when he was sent off for a second yellow card offence. But Ponte held on for a 3-2 victory, giving them six points from three matches.Ponte are sixth in the standings, eight places above Corinthians, who have just three points from three matches. Santos, Fluminense and Internacional are leading the way with seven points after three rounds. (AP)



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