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Brazil Serie A wrap: Gremio return to winning ways
Sep 14, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
Having slipped up last week at Corinthians, Brazillian giants, Gremio returned to winning ways this week thanks to a 2-0 victory over Nautico on Friday.
After a goalless first half, Marco Antonio came on at half-time for Fernando and duly delivered, scoring in the 61st minute, before Kleber doubled the advantage in the third minute of added time as he capitalised on an assist from Elano.
The victory sees Gremio move to within six points of league leaders Fluminense, while they are four points adrift of second-placed Atletico Mineiro.
In Thursday's other match, Botafogo sit fifth after a 1-1 draw with seventh-placed Internacional.
Leandro opened the scoring for Internacional in the 68th minute as the club looked to respond to a narrow loss to Fluminense, but second-half substitute Cidinho found the back of the net for Botafogo, extending their unbeaten streak to four matches.