Sao Paulo extend lead in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni saved a last-minute penalty as Sao Paulo drew 0-0 at Atletico Mineiro to extend their lead at the top of the Brazilian championship.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni saved a last-minute penalty as Sao Paulo drew 0-0 at Atletico Mineiro to extend their lead at the top of the Brazilian championship.

Rogerio appeared to move as he dived to save Coelho's 90th-minute spot kick and extend his side's unbeaten run to 14 matches after a dreary game interrupted by 64 fouls on Wednesday night.

Sao Paulo, who have conceded only seven goals in 24 outings, moved nine points clear of Cruzeiro, who lost 1-0 to relegation-threatened Juventude, Tadeu scoring the only goal.

Vanderlei Luxemburgo's Santos jumped into third place with 39 points, three behind Cruzeiro, by coming from behind to beat Internacional 2-1. Adriano gave Internacional an early lead but Santos replied through striker Kleber Pereira and full-back Kleber. - Reuters

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