SAO PAULO, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- An early goal from Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri gave Sao Paulo a 1-0 home victory over Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A championship on Monday.
Calleri struck from close range in the seventh minute after Reinaldo Silva's driving run and cross from the left flank.
Despite controlling most of the possession and looking more dangerous in attack, Corinthians were unable to find an equalizer as Sao Paulo secured their first league victory since September 19.
The Tricolor are now 12th in the 20-team standings with 34 points from 27 matches, six points clear of the relegation zone.
Corinthians are sixth, with 40 points from 27 matches, 16 points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro.