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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

Sunday 24 July

Saturday 23 July

23:41
23:14
21:30
21:24
21:20
20:44
19:53
19:04
18:53
18:06
17:57
17:31
17:21
16:59
16:39
15:48
15:42
15:21
15:17
15:06
14:56
14:29
14:22
14:02
13:49
13:33
13:04
12:30
12:14
11:09
10:48
10:34
08:08
08:04
07:27
07:26
07:24
06:30
05:37
05:08
04:28
02:35
02:19
02:03
01:08
00:48

Friday 22 July

23:57
23:05
22:25
21:58
21:03
20:38
20:11
19:33
18:52
18:19
18:07
18:05
17:46
17:36
17:33
17:28
17:24
17:13
17:05
17:04
17:00
16:55
16:55
16:46
16:12
15:01
14:44
14:35
14:17
13:48
13:28
13:10
12:57
12:42
12:16
11:47
11:45
11:00
10:48
09:59
09:42
07:17
06:22
04:15
04:03
04:00
03:49
02:56
02:50
01:40
00:43
00:28
00:26

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +17 32
2 16 +14 30
3 15 +6 27
4 15 +13 26
5 15 +2 24
6 15 +0 24
7 15 -5 23
8 15 +1 23
9 15 +2 22
10 15 +0 21
11 15 +1 20
12 15 -3 19
13 15 -5 19
14 16 -3 18
15 16 -2 17
16 15 -5 17
17 16 -5 17
18 15 -3 15
19 15 -7 15
20 15 -18 8

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