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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One Libertadores, two relegation spots

After this weekend's games, only one Libertadores spot remains open for Brazilian teams in 2008. This year's Brazilian Serie A champions, Sao Paulo, had already qualified alongside Fluminense, Brazilian Cup champions. Flamengo also guaranteed its place in the continental competition with a 2-0 win over Atletico Paranaense at the Maracana Stadium in Rio. And Santos came from behind in Curitiba to beat Parana 3-2 and also claim a spot. Now Cruzeiro, Palmeiras and Gremio will fight for the right to play in the prestigious South American competition. Cruzeiro has an easy assignment at home against last place America Natal and can reach 60 points. Gremio can only reach the same 60 points if it beats Corinthians, also at home, but it would still fall behind Cruzeiro in goal differential. Palmeiras is also home for its last game, against Atletico Mineiro, reaching 61 points and qualifying with a win.

At the other end of the table, Parana's loss almost relegated the team to the Serie B. Two points behind Corinthians, the team must win its last game against Vasco on the road and hope that both Corinthians and Goias lose twice. Corinthians plays Vasco at home on Wednesday and Gremio away on Sunday. Goias goes to Belo Horizonte on Wednesday to face Atletico Mineiro and then goes back home to play Internacional in its last game. Juventude - 3-2 losers to Fluminense on the weekend -, and America Natal have already been relegated to the Serie B in 2008.



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