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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

Wednesday 30 July

Tuesday 29 July

23:58
23:32
23:03
23:01
22:34
22:33
20:42
20:36
20:25
19:42
18:59
18:52
18:02
18:01
17:47
17:17
17:08
17:03
16:56
16:44
16:33
16:17
15:59
15:57
15:34
15:28
15:24
14:50
14:34
14:24
14:22
13:11
13:03
12:50
12:30
12:18
12:06
11:20
11:13
11:06
10:16
10:06
09:22
08:41
08:26
07:40
06:55
06:45
06:44
06:19
04:51
04:50
03:52
03:49
03:49
03:39
02:51
01:37
01:24
00:18

Monday 28 July

23:51
22:31
21:32
20:26
20:14
19:30
19:30
18:55
18:52
18:47
18:44
17:46
17:22
17:10
16:55
16:54
16:52
16:18
15:49
15:43
15:32
14:59
14:51
14:23
13:58
13:38
12:35
11:56
11:36
11:05
10:48
10:28
09:44
08:53
08:30
07:51
07:48
07:21
06:48
06:30
05:48
05:47
05:31
04:23
04:19
03:59
03:04
02:59
02:15
02:07
00:30
00:20

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +16 28
2 12 +9 23
3 12 +9 22
4 12 +7 22
5 12 +0 21
6 12 +9 20
7 12 +1 20
8 12 +4 19
9 12 +3 19
10 12 +2 19
11 11 +1 15
12 12 -7 13
13 12 +0 12
14 12 -10 11
15 11 -5 11
16 12 -3 11
17 12 -4 10
18 12 -11 10
19 12 -6 9
20 12 -15 7

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