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Santos come from behind to see off Noroeste

January 26, 2009

Santos came from behind to beat Noroeste 2-1 in the Campeonato Paulista.

Borebi gave Noroeste the lead with just two minutes gone when he pounced after goalkeeper Fabio Costa parried an initial effort.

However, Rodrigo Souto headed home an equaliser and Kleber Pereyra sealed victory for Santos from the spot.

Sao Paulo clinched a 2-0 triumph over Portuguesa thanks to Washington's brace.

The striker scored from Hernanes' corner kick to give Sao Paulo a first-minute lead before securing the win with a second-half header.

"This is only the beginning. I am adapting to Sao Paulo's offensive style and taking advantage of that," said Washington.

"We improved a lot during the second-half. Boss Muricy (Ramalho) made some changes and we were better as a result."

Lulinha`s goal saw Corinthians win 1-0 at Bragantino.

"The result does not reflect the game," said Corinthians defender Chicao.

"Our keeper only had to make one save and we wasted a lot of chances but the most important thing is that we played better than the last game."

Meanwhile, Flamengo saw off Friburguense 1-0 in Group B of the first-round of the Rio de Janeiro State Championship.

Juan netted the winner near the hour mark when he fired home from inside the six-yard box.

In Group A, Cabofriense defeated Fluminense 3-1.

Internacional climbed to the top of the Porto Alegre State Championship after a 3-1 win at Sao Jose 3-1, while Cruzeiro began the Mineiro tournament with 2-1 triumph at Uberlandia.