Brazil goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scores 100th goal
Monday 28 March 2011
Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scored the 100th goal of his career to give Sao Paulo a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Corinthians in a pulsating Paulista championship derby marred by three red cards on Sunday.
Rogerio, who holds the world record for goals scored by a goalkeeper, placed a free kick in the top right corner nine minutes into the second half to put Sao Paulo 2-0 up.
The 38-year-old former Brazil goalkeeper, a reserve when his country won their record fifth title in Asia in 2002, was booked for taking off his jersey as he celebrated.
"When a goalkeeper goes on to the pitch he doesn't think about scoring a goal but it turned out the way I wanted," Rogerio told a throng of reporters after the match at a neutral venue in the city of Barueri.
Sao Paulo had gone 11 games since 2007 without beating Corinthians, but their keeper's record strike spurred his team to victory in a match riddled with chances.
"I don't care who our opponents are, but it certainly is important to our fans," said Rogerio, who secured the win by also doing his main job properly with several good saves including one with his foot from striker Liedson's bicycle kick in added time.
Corinthians had defender Alessandro sent off in the 73rd minute and striker Dentinho, who pulled a goal back in the 67th, for their second yellow card offences.
Sao Paulo striker Dagoberto, who opened the scoring four minutes before halftime, was also shown the red card after a second booking in the 68th.
Sao Paulo climbed to second in the Paulista (Sao Paulo) state championship standings, ahead of Corinthians on goal difference. Luis Felipe Scolari's Palmeiras are one point ahead at the top.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Tottenham player ratings: Mesut Ozil? Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Nacer Chadli? Who was the star man at the Emirates?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Stoke City vs Newcastle analysis: Window woes leave Alan Pardew bereft of flair
Manchester United risk Uefa row over plan to play lucrative midweek friendlies
Cristiano Ronaldo banner: This is how Real Madrid striker reacted to the stunt by Manchester United fans
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
- 4 British man raped while urinating in bushes at Oktoberfest beer festival in Germany
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so