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Brazil Serie A wrap: Fluminense go level with leaders

26 August 2012 05:05

A Thiago Neves brace helped Fluminense draw level on points with Brazil Serie A leaders Atletico Mineiro after a 2-1 win over Vasco da Gama.

The visitors needed 72 minutes to open the scoring at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange.

A fast counter-attack led to Wagner being released down the left and his cross found Neves, who gave his team a 1-0 lead with a left-foot volley.

But their advantage lasted barely a minute before Vasco drew level as Fluminense defender Gum diverted a Juninho cross past his own goalkeeper.

Neves secured victory for his side three minutes from full-time, curling a 20-yard free-kick around the wall and into the bottom corner.

Fluminense are level on points with Atletico Mineiro after the victory, but have played two more games and remain behind due to having won one less game.

Elsewhere in Brazil on Saturday, a double from star forward Neymar saw Santos to a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Palmeiras.

Correa gave Palmeiras a 41st-minute lead thanks to a powerful 25-yard strike Rafael Cabral Barbosa was unable to keep out.

Neymar, who helped Brazil win silver at the London Olympics, levelled just before the break, curling a superb free-kick in off the post.

The 20-year-old completed his brace on 63 minutes as Santos moved up to ninth.

Neymar appeared to have scuffed his effort from 20 yards, but the well-placed strike went in off the post.

Ponte Preta moved seven points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory at home to Portuguesa.

Giancarlo put the hosts ahead in the sixth minute, holding off his marker and hitting his overhead kick past former AC Milan goalkeeper Dida after a long throw-in.

Bruno Mineiro headed in the equaliser on 24 minutes after being left unmarked at the back post, before Giancarlo nodded in the winner six minutes before full-time.

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Info

Competition
Serie A
Date
25 August 2012
Game week
19
Kick-off
23:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
72' Thiago Neves
 (assist by Wagner)
Gum (OG) 73'  
1 - 1
1 - 2

Lineups

Substitutes

Sunday 23 November

Saturday 22 November

23:56
23:54
23:35
23:17
23:08
22:52
22:47
22:39
22:16
22:02
21:42
21:40
21:39
21:37
21:32
21:23
21:15
20:45
20:45
20:20
20:16
20:04
20:04
20:01
19:55
19:54
19:54
19:51
19:38
19:31
19:28
19:24
19:21
19:18
19:04
19:02
18:17
18:12
18:09
18:05
18:01
18:00
17:56
17:54
17:29
17:27
16:01
15:05
14:12
14:06
13:58
13:21
12:56
12:28
12:21
11:37
11:29
11:28
10:27
05:30
05:27
03:56
02:15
01:12

Friday 21 November

23:30
23:12
22:33
22:08
21:48
21:27
19:35
19:07
19:00
18:56
18:46
18:10
17:54
17:34
17:18
17:06
16:28
16:19
16:13
15:44
15:33
15:15
14:49
14:40
14:38
14:20
13:55
13:35
13:05
12:48
12:31
11:59
11:48
11:22
11:11
11:06
10:39
10:19
10:10
09:50
09:43
08:57
05:45
04:43
04:19
04:07
03:27
02:37
01:52
01:41

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +27 73
2 35 +19 66
3 36 +9 63
4 35 +19 63
5 36 +14 61
6 35 +14 60
7 35 +17 57
8 36 +0 50
9 35 +5 47
10 35 -5 47
11 35 -11 47
12 35 -2 44
13 35 -11 43
14 35 -21 39
15 35 -5 39
16 35 -10 38
17 35 -7 38
18 36 -12 34
19 35 -13 33
20 35 -27 30

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