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Brazil Serie A wrap: Ponte Preta add to Corinthians´ woes

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 18 Jun 2012

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Newly promoted Ponte Preta condemned defending champions Corinthians to their fourth loss of the season in Brazil Serie A action on Sunday.

A goal three minutes before half time from Ponte Preta

striker Andre Luis separated the two sides and left Corinthians winless at the

bottom of the table.Ponte Preta are now unbeaten in their last four outings

and travel to fourth-placed Botafogo next Sunday, while Corinthians play host

to fellow strugglers Santos, who conceded an 88th minute penalty to lose 1-0 at

Flamengo.In other Sunday results, a solitary goal from former

Brazilian international Luis Fabiano was enough for Sao Paulo to beat

third-placed Atletico Mineiro.Bahia won their first game of the season, prevailing 2-1

against Sport Recife at the Estadio de Pituacu.Elias put the home side ahead on 12 minutes before Bruno

Aguiar equalised for Sport Recife in the 70th minute but a Fahel goal four

minutes from time earned maximum points for Bahia.Meanwhile, Coritiba comfortably accounted for struggling

Atletico GO 3-0, Nautico left it till the second minute of added time to

register a 1-0 win at the expense of Gremio, and Vasco da Gama held Palmeiras

to a 1-1 draw.

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