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Sao Paulo too hot for East Bengal

January 27, 2007 19:55 IST

Brazil's Sao-Paulo blanked East Bengal 3-0 exhibiting glimpses of Samba football in the first Super Soccer match at the Kanchanjungha stadium in Siliguri on Saturday.

Sao Paulo's Carlinhos put the team ahead in the first session before Paula Matos and substitute Jean found the target in the second half to put the issue beyond the Kolkata giants.

Carlinhos opened the account for the visitors with a precision header in the 35th minute following Velber's cross from inside the penalty box that left Bengal's custodian Nasim Akhtar perplexed.

The Brazilians widened the margin at the stroke of the hour as Velber essayed a fine cross to Matos, who nodded home.

The scoreline became 3-0 in the last minute of injury time through an outstandign goal that drew spontaneous cheers from the crowd.

Jean, who had substituted Velber, let loose a rasping left footer that rocketed into the net.

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