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Brazil striker Fabiano scores late winner for Sao Paulo

Rio de Janeiro, Mar 1 (IANS)

Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano struck a 79th-minute winner as Sao Paulo recovered from a goal down to defeat Bolivia’s The Strongest 2-1 in their Copa Libertadores group stage clash.

The former Sevilla star took advantage of a precise Paulo Henrique Ganso cross to slide a left-footer past goalkeeper Daniel Vaca at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium Thursday, reports Xinhua.

Earlier, winger Osvaldo cancelled out Marcos Barrera’s opener with a low drive after Fabiano’s shot was parried clear by Vaca.

After the match, Fabiano said he was delighted to equal team-mate Rogerio Ceni as the Brazilian outfit’s leading Copa Libertadores scorer with 12 goals.

“I’m very happy to have been able to help the team with my goal and equal a legend like Rogerio,” Fabiano said.

In other matches Thursday Paraguay’s Libertad defeated Palmeiras 2-0 while Peru’s Sporting Cristal beat Tigre 2-0.

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