Fluminense defeats rival Vasco da Gama 1-0

08:55, November 08, 2010      

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In the cross-town showdown between leader Fluminense and Vasco da Gama, Fluminense savored a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the 34th round of the Brazilian Championship.

Fluminense retained their narrow lead in this year's tournament with only four rounds of play remaining.

Fluminense scored the game's only goal in the 3rd minute. Dribbling towards the middle of the field, Washington took a shot on goal that was deflected by keeper Fernando Prass. The rebound fell at the feet of Tarta who easily tapped the ball into the back of the net.

The win helps Fluminense to the first place, surpassing Corinthians and Cruzeiro by one point.

Despite the loss, Vasco da Gama remains in 11th place with 45 points.

Both teams return to action on November 14 in the 35th round when Vasco da Gama will play host to Sao Paulo and Fluminense receive Goias.

Source: Xinhua


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