Fluminense beats Vitoria 2-1, reclaims first place

09:42, September 27, 2010      

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Fluminense won 2-1 on Sunday on the road against Vitoria in the 25th round of the Brazilian Championship.

The win takes Fluminense to 48 points, reclaiming the first place of this year's tournament.

After a scoreless first half, Fluminense scored the game's first goal in the 56th minute. After Vanderson tackled Rodriguinho in front of the goal, Fluminense was awarded a penalty kick. Dario Conca converted the kick, giving his team the lead.

Vitoria responded by tying the match in the 62nd minute when Bida's indirect kick was deflected by keeper Rafael, Henrique took advantage of the loose ball to knock in the equalizer.

Fluminense reclaimed the lead in the 64th minute as Dario Conca rolled the ball off to an open Rodriguinho who then easily pushed the ball into the goal, giving his team the lead and the win.

The win propelled Fluminense into the top position at the tournament, passing Corinthians and earning their 48th point. In the 26th round of play, the team will travel to face Avai on Wednesday.

Vitoria dropped to 12th place with 31 points. In the next round of play, the team will travel to play Atletico-PR on Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua


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