Rio de Janeiro, July 9 (IANS) Former Brazil internationals Jadson and Jo scored in either side of halftime as Corinthians defeated Ponte Preta 2-0 in the Brazilian Serie A football championship.
Jadson netted from a tight angle in first-half stoppage time before Jo doubled the lead for hosts by firing in from close range just after the restart at Corinthians Arena on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency.
This was Corinthians’ 10th victory from 12 matches. It also helped extend the Sao Paulo club’s lead at the top of the standings to nine points.
Flamengo climbed to second after defeating their Rio de Janeiro rivals Vasco da Gama 1-0.
Midfielder Everton gave the visitors the lead with a 64th-minute strike at the Sao Januario stadium.
In Saturday’s only other match, Vitoria won 2-1 at Atletico Goianiense.