Ponte Preta News and Features
Leandrinho, a Brazil Under-17 star, has signed for Napoli in a €600,000 deal after a deal was struck with Ponte Preta.
Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama qualified for the last 16 of the Copa do Brasil after prevailing 4-1 on aggregate against Ponte Preta.
Corinthians Corinthians, Vasco da Gama and Palmeiras are poised to advance to the final stages of the Copa do Brasil after resounding wins midweek.
Sao Paulo Sao Paulo cruised into the third round of the Copa do Brasil, while an early blitz saw Santos win their first leg on Thursday.
Fluminense Fluminense needed just one leg to progress past Serie C side Tupi in their Copa do Brasil tie, after winning 3-0 away on Wednesday.
Santos Botafogo PB completed an upset win over Goias in the Copa do Brasil first round, while Santos were held at Mixto.
Coritiba Coritiba could only draw 2-2 in their Copa do Brasil first leg tie away to Clube Esportivo Nova Esperanca (CENE) on Thursday.
Lanús Lanus have won the 2013 Copa Sudamericana in front of their home fans, triumphing 3-1 on aggregate over Brazil's Ponte Preta.
Fluminense Fluminense became the first team in Brazilian Serie A history to be relegated as reigning champions despite recording a final-day victory.
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