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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 28 July

Monday 27 July

23:49
23:03
22:49
22:26
21:31
21:24
21:22
20:47
20:11
19:45
19:39
19:17
18:44
18:35
17:57
17:36
17:27
17:12
16:50
16:31
16:01
15:58
15:53
15:18
14:02
13:03
12:56
12:22
11:37
11:27
11:17
11:02
10:13
10:08
08:27
07:33
07:33
06:08
06:07
05:03
04:57
04:49
03:57
03:28
02:14
01:57
01:11

Sunday 26 July

23:40
22:48
21:37
21:13
19:10
19:09
18:41
18:34
18:28
17:59
17:30
17:03
16:16
15:50
15:02
14:55
14:41
13:58
13:48
13:22
11:26
10:31
09:40
07:28
06:35
06:03
05:29
05:16
04:46
04:05
03:53
03:51
03:47
02:27
01:28
01:07
00:58
00:14
00:06

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +16 32
2 15 +8 30
3 15 +15 28
4 15 +11 28
5 15 +7 27
6 15 +5 27
7 15 +4 27
8 15 +2 25
9 15 -1 22
10 15 -3 20
11 15 -5 19
12 15 -1 19
13 15 +0 17
14 15 -6 17
15 15 -3 16
16 15 -7 16
17 15 -3 13
18 15 -18 12
19 15 -9 11
20 15 -12 9

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