Linense vs. Ponte Preta  0 - 0

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Campeonato Paulista wrap: Ponte Preta draw again, Botafogo third

3 March 2013 01:17

Campeonato Paulista leaders Ponte Preta were held to their fourth draw in five matches, while Botafogo climbed to third place on Saturday.

Ponte Preta travelled to Linense for a 0-0 stalemate, with neither side able to break the deadlock in a tense clash.

Despite the result, Ponte Preta remain unbeaten on top of the table, one point clear of Sao Paulo, who have two games in hand.

Meanwhile, 10-man Botafogo held on for a 1-0 victory against bottom-placed Sao Caetano.

Francis scored the decisive goal in the 72nd minute, with Botafogo securing the win despite the dismissal of Cris for a second offence three minutes later.

Botafogo trail Ponte Preta by two points, while only one point separates third and sixth on the table.

Elsewhere, second-half goals from Edson Sitta and Gilberto Santos guided Atletico Sorocaba to a 2-1 win over Bragantino.

Paulista A1 table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +16 41
2 19 +17 39
3 19 +14 39
4 19 +14 38
5 19 +15 35
6 19 +10 34
7 19 +3 31
8 19 +4 28
9 19 -2 27
10 19 +1 25
11 19 -3 25
12 19 -6 20
13 19 -6 20
14 19 -9 20
15 19 -4 19
16 19 -11 19
17 19 -2 18
18 19 -14 16
19 19 -16 13
20 19 -21 10