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Campeonato Paulista wrap: Jaime shows tricks for Bragantino

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 25 Feb 2013

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An incredible back-heel goal from Leo Jaime has lit up the latest round of the Campeonato Paulista as Bragantino drew 2-2 with Corinthians.

An incredible back-heel goal from Leo Jaime has lit up the latest round of the Campeonato Paulista as Bragantino drew 2-2 with Corinthians.

Bragantino were denied a third-straight victory when Paolo Guerrero slotted a penalty for Corinthians in the 96th minute.

After a scoreless first half on Sunday, Bragantino took the lead just after the break through Jaime’s ingenuity.

With Diego Macedo’s cross having floated just behind him, Jaime – who was running towards goal – flicked his heels up behind himself and the ball connected with his left foot, flew past his right hip and into the net.

But just two minutes later, Alexandre Pato equalised for Corinthians when a deflected strike landed at his feet and the former AC Milan striker smashed the ball home.

Bragantino were back in front in the 55th minute when Lincom headed Macedo’s free-kick into the bottom corner but they failed to hold on for the win, which would have taken them to sixth position, with Guerrero scoring from the spot after the home side’s Raphael Andrade was sent off for conceding a penalty.

Guerrero’s penalty ensured Corinthians claimed a fourth-consecutive draw, which sees them sitting eighth on 14 points, three spots ahead of Bragantino (13 points).

Santos moved up to fourth after a come-from-behind 2-1 win over XV de Piracicaba, thanks to a brace from Andre.

XV de Piracicaba opened the scoring in the 52nd minute through Cesinha but a 71st-minute penalty from Andre brought Santos level.

The home team took the three points thanks to Andre’s winner three minutes later as he finished off Givanildo’s good lead-up work.

Santos have 17 points after nine games to sit fourth but are just two behind Paulista-leaders Sao Paulo.

Palmeiras slotted in behind Santos with 16 points after a 1-0 victory over Uniao Barbarense but had to wait until late in the match to secure victory thanks to Leandro’s 82nd-minute goal.

In other results, Ituano drew 2-2 with Guarani, while second-placed Ponte Preta were held 1-1 by Sao Bernardo.

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