Goalkeeper Rogerio scores No. 100 in win

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Goalkeeper Rogerio scores No. 100 in win

RIO DE JANEIRO - Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scored the 100th goal of his career to give Sao Paulo a 2-1 win over archrival 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 up 2-0.

The 38-year-old former Brazil goalkeeper, a reserve when his country won its record fifth World Cup 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 Ceni’s record strike spurred his team to victory.


Reuters

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