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Brazil Serie A Wrap: Cruzeiro, Botafogo clinch wins

16 September 2013 04:09

Cruzeiro and Botafogo consolidated their Brazil Serie A top-two standing, as Gremio and Atletico PR slipped up on the weekend.

Marcelo Oliveira's league leaders Cruzeiro defeated Atletico PR 1-0 at home, with Nilton scoring the winner on 36 minutes.

Botafogo's Elias struck a brace in their 2-1 win on the road at Santos, who had Cicero pull a goal back in the 67th minute.

There are five points between second-placed Botafogo and third-placed Gremio after the latter slumped to a 1-0 home loss to Atletico Mineiro.

Fernandinho scored the game's only goal as Mineiro extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions.

Fifth-placed Internacional have made a habit of being hard to beat this season, and that form continued with a 1-0 win at Criciuma.

Otavinho hit the winner on 51 minutes, as Internacional joined the top two with the fewest losses (three) this season.

Vitoria had their first win in a month, coming from behind to beat Nautico 2-1 courtesy of a Dinei brace.

Coritiba fought valiantly to a 2-2 home draw with Bahia, as Alex's 90th-minute goal earned the hosts a point.

Ponte Preta and Flamengo both finished with 10 men, and a point, after their 1-1 draw.

Goias struck late to salvage a 2-1 victory on the road at Corinthians, with Amaral's 85th-minute goal the difference.

Sao Paulo climbed out of the relegation zone, with a 2-0 win away at Vasco da Gama - the team that replaced them in the bottom four.

Fluminense came from 1-0 down to post a 2-1 home triumph over Portuguesa.

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Competition
Serie A
Date
14 September 2013
Game week
21
Kick-off
23:30
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0

Goals

Nilton 36'
(assist by Willian) 
1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

Saturday 30 May

Friday 29 May

21:39
21:11
19:55
19:49
19:26
19:03
18:29
18:25
18:17
17:39
16:57
16:39
16:33
16:25
14:27
14:17
14:08
13:58
13:23
12:19
11:52
11:45
11:32
10:57
10:31
10:06
09:36
07:48
07:23
04:55
04:39
04:34
03:45
03:29
02:46
02:25
01:56
01:24
00:56
00:48

Thursday 28 May

23:21
23:06
22:38
22:10
21:43
20:23
20:04
19:41
19:31
19:24
19:12
19:09
18:48
18:35
18:31
17:54
17:52
17:32
17:29
17:21
16:47
15:58
15:58
15:39
15:33
15:15
15:09
14:58
14:27
14:03
13:07
12:37
12:34
11:56
11:52
11:46
11:17
11:13
10:04
09:54
08:22
07:09
07:02
05:33
05:32
05:05
05:03
03:47
03:29
02:38
01:45
01:17
00:41

Serie A table

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

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