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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

Tuesday 26 July

Monday 25 July

23:34
22:41
21:06
20:46
20:32
20:07
19:54
18:48
18:40
18:08
17:09
17:05
16:25
16:13
16:12
15:55
15:31
14:56
14:50
14:43
14:12
13:56
13:37
13:16
12:32
11:56
11:30
10:55
10:38
10:14
09:46
09:00
08:53
07:28
04:48
04:33
04:23
01:02

Sunday 24 July

23:38
22:25
20:43
19:55
19:29
19:20
18:41
18:14
18:10
17:49
17:03
16:56
16:39
16:10
15:17
15:00
14:44
13:55
13:44
13:27
13:11
12:42
12:08
11:22
10:36
10:10
09:09
08:12
07:45
06:07
03:50
03:45
03:14
02:39
01:20
01:17
00:07

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 16 +16 32
2 16 +14 30
3 16 +7 30
4 16 +14 29
5 16 +3 27
6 16 +2 26
7 15 +0 24
8 16 -5 24
9 16 +1 22
10 16 -4 22
11 16 +1 21
12 16 -1 21
13 16 -4 19
14 16 -2 18
15 16 -3 18
16 16 -2 17
17 16 -6 17
18 16 -5 17
19 16 -8 15
20 15 -18 8

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