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Brazil Serie A Wrap: Botafogo leapfrog Coritiba into top spot

22 July 2013 05:08

Botafogo have moved top of the Brazil Serie A with a 2-0 win over Nautico, while Coritiba slipped up with a draw at Santos.

Elias and Renato scored in the second half for Botafogo, who claimed a comfortable victory at the Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama.


Elias beat Ricardo Berna in a one-on-one after a brilliant run from Rafael Marques, who released the forward into the area.


Renato headed the second 12 minutes before full-time, after a fine cross from Nicolas Lodeiro.


Coritiba drew 2-2 at Santos and remain level on points with Botafogo but are second with a weaker goal difference.


Alex cancelled out Neilton's 20th-minute opener before Cicero restored Santos' lead just after the hour-mark.


But captain Alex popped up again two minutes before full-time to secure a point for Coritiba.


A Luan hat-trick led Cruzeiro to a 3-0 win over Sao Paulo, lifting them into third as they extended their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions.


Juan's 91st-minute winner saw Internacional claim a 1-0 victory over Flamengo at the Estadio Francisco Stedile.


A nine-man Gremio suffered a 2-1 loss at Criciuma, who had Matheus Ferraz to thank for a 75th-minute winner.


Gremio's Matheus Biteco was sent off in the 23rd minute, while his teammate Eduardo Vargas saw red nine minutes after half-time and they could only hold out until Ferraz's goal.


Alexandre Pato was on the scoresheet for Corinthians in their 1-1 draw at Atletico Paranaense and Juninho Pernambucano struck in Vasco da Gama's 3-1 win over Fluminense.


Fluminense finished the encounter with nine men after Fred and Digao were red-carded.


Renan Oliveira's brace helped Goias to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at home to Portuguesa, with the victors having Hugo sent off late on, while Vitoria and Bahia played out a scoreless draw and the clash between Atletico Mineiro and Ponte Preta was postponed.

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2 - 0

Competition
Serie A
Date
20 July 2013
Game week
8
Kick-off
23:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0

Goals

Elias 49'
(assist by Rafael Marques) 
1 - 0
Renato 78'
(assist by N. Lodeiro) 
2 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

Friday 9 December

23:44
23:30
23:30
22:13
20:27
20:24
19:50
19:37
19:31
19:29
19:01
18:20
17:36
17:34
17:20
17:06
16:38
16:35
16:27
16:27
16:13
16:03
15:58
15:33
15:23
15:22
14:59
14:53
14:45
14:39
14:32
14:07
13:57
13:51
13:17
12:53
12:37
12:16
12:14
12:13
11:21
10:57
10:06
09:33
08:57
06:11
05:48
04:42
04:27
03:57
02:46
02:21
01:38
00:16
00:05

Thursday 8 December

23:50
23:22
23:15
22:00
21:41
21:31
21:02
20:41
18:50
18:10
17:58
16:44
16:13
15:54
15:08
14:43
14:28
13:39
13:31
13:18
13:05
11:44
11:29
11:03
09:50
09:34
09:20
09:00
06:20
05:37
04:46
03:33
02:46
02:18
02:06
01:23
00:42
00:38
00:13
00:09
00:04
00:00

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 37 +29 77
2 37 +17 70
3 37 +23 68
4 37 +11 62
5 37 +6 56
6 37 +3 56
7 37 +7 55
8 37 -2 53
9 37 -4 52
10 37 -6 50
11 37 +3 49
12 37 +0 49
13 37 -2 48
14 37 +1 46
15 37 -1 45
16 37 -8 44
17 37 -6 42
18 37 -18 37
19 37 -19 31
20 37 -34 28

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