Campeonato Paulista wrap: Sao Paulo end Americana run

Sao Paulo launched a superb second-half comeback to beat Americana 4-3 in their Campeonato Paulista A1 fixture on Wednesday.

Undefeated going into the match, Americana gave the home fans something to cheer about when Marcinho opened the scoring in the 20th minute.

But Sao Paulo found an equaliser when midfielder Gercimar conceded an own-goal to leave the score 1-1.

Rafael Chorao fired the hosts ahead just prior to the break, but a brace from Dagoberto the space of nine minutes early in the second-half turned Sao Paulo’s deficit into a lead.

Jean hit Sao Paulo’s fourth on 73 minutes, with veteran midfielder Jose Fumagalli scoring what turned out to be merely a consolation for Americana shortly before the final whistle.

Santos failed to win for the first time in their Paulista campaign when they were held 3-3 by Sao Caetano at Arena Barueri.

Former Manchester City midfielder Elano netted a brace for the home side, while on-loan Barcelona striker Keirrison also scored for Santos.

Vandinho was the hero for Sao Caetano with his double – including the equaliser late in the second half – after Artur scored the opener for the visitors.

Ponte Preta’s trip to Portuguesa bore fruit as they stormed to a 3-1 victory at the Estadio Dr. Oswaldo Teixeira Duarte.

Renatinho scored first for the visitors in the 12th minute but Guilherme equalised for Portuguesa six minutes later.

Ricardo Jesus restored Ponte Preta’s lead in the 23rd minute, before a second-half injury goal to Jose Gerson sealed the win.

Second-half goals from Serginho and Roger guided Oeste to a 2-0 away win at Sao Bernardo’s Estadio Primeiro de Maio.

Ituano midfielder Jefferson twice pegged back Linense to earn his side a 3-3 draw at Estadio Dr. Jayme Pinheiro de Ulhoa Cintra.

Noroeste and Bragantino shared the points in their 2-2 draw, following some late drama when both sides found the back of the net.

Noroeste led two minutes after the break through a Matheus strike, but Bragantino hit back with goals in the 72nd and 90th minutes to Juninho Quixada and Luciano Sorriso to seemingly steal victory.

Not to be denied, Noroeste found an equaliser when Jedson da Silva fired home in the 93rd minute to salvage a point.

Mirassol and Santo Andre split the points in their 1-1 draw at Estadio Jose Maria de Campos Maia.