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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 4 July

Friday 3 July

Thursday 2 July

22:43
22:21
21:45
20:00
19:47
19:25
18:52
18:02
17:35
14:50
14:44
14:42
14:12
13:27
13:16
13:11
13:08
12:07
11:58
11:36
10:42
10:12
09:47
08:38
05:36
05:02
04:16
03:49
03:42
03:07
01:35
00:34

Serie A table

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

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