Fluminense maintain lead in Brasileiro

August 9, 2010 at 17:44 1 comment

Fluminense celebrate in Porto Alegre

A 2-1 win away at strugglers Grêmio kept Fluminense on top of the Brazilian championship. The defeat cost Grêmio manager Silas his job. But it’s so far so good for Muricy Ramalho who last month was forced to turn down the chance of coaching Brazil. Flu faced relegation for most of last season and Ramalho has done a remarkable job of turning things round at the Laranjeiras. The Rio side are now one point clear of Corinthians who beat Flamengo 1-0 in a dreary match at the Pacaembu.

Ceará remain 3rd but fired coach Estevam Soares after only six games in charge. Soares took over after the World Cup but failed to win in this period.

Inter remain 4th despite not playing. The Beira-Rio side had their game with Santos postponed because the Brazilians have travelled to Mexico for a Libertadores final first leg final game vs Chivas.

Vasco climbed four places following a 1-0 win over Vitória. Coach Ricardo Silva’s reward for guiding his side to the finals of the Copa do Brasil was the boot on Monday. Vasco have improved since the arrival of PC Gusmão and this was their third win a row at the São Januário.

But while a change on the bench seems to have worked at Vasco, things have not gone quite to plan for Luis Felipe Scolari who has yet to win in five attempts. Palmeiras are now just three points above the drop zone.

Goiás, Grêmio, Atlético Mineiro and Atlético Goianiense remain the teams in trouble.

See the rest of the results and the Campeonato Brasileiro round 13 table here


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  • 1. Martin  |  August 11, 2010 at 02:54

    So what do you think of Deco’s arrival at Fluminense? How is Muricy going to get Deco, Conca, Emerson, Washington and once he recovers from injury, Fred all in the lineup? I would think at least one, possibly two of these attacking players will have to sit.

    Gremio used to always win at home but lose on the road, now they can not even win at home. No wonder then that they are in the relegation zone.

    Maybe Zico should come out of retirement and play forward for Flamengo? He could not do much worse than what Fla have now at forward! LOL


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