Penalty gives Sao Paulo 1-0 win over city rival Corinthians

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A second half penalty from Reinaldo was enough to give Sao Paulo a 1-0 win over city rivals Corinthians in front of 37,000 home fans on Sunday.

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The full back scored from the spot 20 minutes into the second period after Manuel was adjudged to have shoved Vitor Bueno in the box.

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The result was a deserved one for a team that had 15 shots on goal to Corinthians three.

The three points lift Sao Paulo into fifth place in Brazil’s Serie A table, even on 43 points with Corinthians. Both sides trail leaders Flamengo by 15 points.- The Star

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