Fluminense advances into quarterfinals of Brazilian Cup

11:00, April 23, 2010      

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Host Fluminense won 3-2 over Portuguesa on Thursday in their return leg, advancing to the quarterfinals with an aggregate score of 4-2 in the Brazilian Cup.

Led by three goals from Fred, Fluminense dominated the first half with the team's first coming in the second minute.

Leandro Euzebio lofted the ball towards the Portuguesa net. Goalkeeper Fabio leaped into the air to grab the ball, but it popped loose at the feet of Fred who quickly tapped it into the back of the net.

Fred scored again in the 17th. Alan was tackled after dribbling past Domingos, resulting in a penalty kick. Fred stepped in to put the ball into the upper right corner.

In the 21st minute, Mariano rolled off a pass to a wide-open Fred who then angled the ball past Fabio and into the goal.

After some minor adjustments to their formation, Portuguesa returned to the field in the second half with a stronger offensive attack, and scored its first goal in the 73rd minute.

Luiz Carlos fired a ball from long distance that deflected off Cassio and rolled to Luiz Ricardo who blasted it into the Fluminense goal.

In the 80th minute, Paulo Sergio sent a stopped ball over the defensive wall and into the goal, scoring his team's second and last goal of the night.

Due to Fluminense's lack of concentration in the second half, the team was booed after the game by their fans. Nevertheless, the team advanced to face Gremio in the quarterfinals with the first match of the series being held on April 28 at the Maracana stadium.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:intern1)

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