Corinthians vs. XV de Piracicaba  1 - 0

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Campeonato Paulista wrap: Corinthians, Palmeiras take top spots

29 March 2012 05:18

Corinthians went top of the Campeonato Paulista on Wednesday with a 1-0 home win over XV de Piracicaba.

Ramon scored the game's only goal in the first minute after the interval at the Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, to send his side top of the table.

Palmeiras climbed to second spot on Wednesday, bumping previous league leaders Sao Paulo to third place - though they have a game in hand - after a 1-0 win away to Paulista.

Joao Vitor struck in the 87th minute, to help move Luiz Felipe Scolari's men to within two points of new leaders Corinthians.

Bragantino ended a three-match winless streak with a 3-2 away victory over struggling Mirassol.

A 90th-minute winner to Patrick saw Marcelo Veiga's side break their drought, while also inflicting a third straight defeat for Mirassol.

The visitors to the Estadio Jose Maria de Campos Maia led 2-0 after 24 minutes courtesy of goals to Luis Henrique and Giancarlo - the latter scoring his ninth of the season - but a Mirassol comeback was on when Xuxa equalised in the 80th minute to add to Gilsinho's strike late in the first half.

But Patrick broke Mirassol hearts late, leaving the club without a win in five matches.

League leading scorer Hernane struck the equaliser in Mogi Mirim's 2-2 draw at home to Ituano.

The visitors to the Estadio Romildo Vitor Gomes Ferreira took a shock lead on 12 minutes through Kleiton Domingues - one they doubled nine minutes later via a Tiago Alves own goal.

But Mogi Mirim struck back with two goals in six minutes, courtesy of Rene and Hernane - the latter moving his tally to 12 in 16 games this campaign.

Ponte Preta earned a 3-1 home win over Portuguesa, with Roger scoring a brace for the victors.

Oesta claimed a 2-0 away win at Comercial, leaving the hosts rooted to the bottom of the table with just eight points from 16 matches.

Paulista A1 table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +17 46
2 19 +21 43
3 19 +28 39
4 19 +8 36
5 19 +13 36
6 19 +10 35
7 19 +0 29
8 19 +3 28
9 19 +6 25
10 19 +2 25
11 19 -9 23
12 19 -1 23
13 19 -3 22
14 19 -9 20
15 19 -16 19
16 19 -6 18
17 19 -7 18
18 19 -21 15
19 19 -17 13
20 19 -19 12