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Deflected goal gives Corinthians 1-0 win over Sao Paulo

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Deflected goal gives Corinthians 1-0 win over Sao Paulo
Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Corinthians v Sao Paulo - Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil - May 26, 2019 Sao Paulo's Hernanes is shown a red card by referee REUTERS/Nacho Doce   -   Copyright  NACHO DOCE(Reuters)
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SAOPAULO (Reuters) – An early goal from Pedrinho was enough to give Corinthians a 1-0 win over city rivals Sao Paulo at the Corinthians arena on Sunday.

Pedrinho got the only goal of the game after six minutes when his shot from the edge of the box was deflected past the Sao Paulo goalkeeper.

The three points lifts Corinthians over their opponents and into third place in the Serie A table.

Another Sao Paulo club, current champions Palmeiras, lead the league by four points from Atletico Mineiro.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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