Flamengo draw Fluminense 3-3

09:45, September 20, 2010      

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In the 23rd round of the Brazilian Championship, cross-town rivals Flamengo and Fluminense battled to a 3-3 draw on Sunday.

Fluminense scored the game's first goal in the 8th minute. Off a corner kick from Conca, Washington redirected the ball to Leandro Euzebio who then headed the ball into the goal.

Flamengo responded in the 22nd minute when Gum stole the ball and quickly passed it to Deivid who leaped above the defense to head in the equalizer. Flamengo then took the lead in the 39th minute when David slid to score his team's second goal of the match.

Returning from halftime, Fluminense tied the match in the 63rd minute. Rodriguinho dribbled through the Flamengo defense and blasted the ball into the upper right corner of keeper Marcelo Lomba's net.

Flamengo re-claimed the lead in the 66th minute when Renato Abreu fired an indirect freekick over the defensive wall and past keeper Rafael.

Fluminense tied the game in the 72nd minute. Rodriguinho cleaned up the play after Washington missed an opportunity to score off a headed pass from Leandro Euzebio.

Fluminense failed to reclaim the leading position in the standings due to the draw, sitting in the second place with 42 points, two points behind the leaders Corinthians.

Flamengo dropped to 15th place with 27 points. The team will travel to face Gremio on Wednesday in the next round.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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