Copa Libertadores: Corinthians beat Sao Paulo 2-0 in opener
Former Brazil international midfielders Elias and Jadson scored
Sao Paulo, Feb 19 Former Brazil international midfielders Elias and Jadson scored either side of halftime as Corinthians defeated local rivals Sao Paulo 2-0 in their opening Copa Libertadores group match.
Elias opened the scoring at the Itaquerao stadium Wednesday with a low volley after Jadson floated a perfectly weighted pass over Sao Paulo's defence, reported Xinhua.
Jadson then made it 2-0 when he weaved into the box before seeing his shot slip through the hands of goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni.
In other matches Wednesday, Chile's Colo-Colo defeated Atletico Mineiro 2-0, six-time champions Boca Juniors won 2-0 at Chile's Palestino while Peru's Sporting Cristal drew 2-2 at Paraguay's Club Guarani.
Sao Paulo will host Uruguay's Danubio in their next match Feb 25 while Corinthians face defending champions San Lorenzo in Buenos Aires March 4.