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 By Tim Vickery

Why Brazilian stars Elias, Paulinho failed in transition to European game

Corinthians' midfielder Elias scored his team's opening goal in the derby win against Sao Paolo in Wednesday's Copa Libertadores opener.

The Copa Libertadores has kicked off, and Corinthians were the big winners of Wednesday's derby match in South America's biggest city, beating Sao Paulo FC 2-0 in a high-octane Group 2 encounter.

With two minutes to go and the lead safe, Corinthians substituted midfielder Elias, who left the pitch to a standing ovation. The 29-year-old, who has featured in Dunga's Selecao lineup in the post-World Cup friendlies, had changed the complexion of the derby game with an early goal. He was involved in...