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Guerrero earns draw for Flamengo against Corinthians

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS) Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero scored either side of halftime as Flamengo drew 2-2 with 10-man Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Midfielder Guilherme put Corinthians ahead in the sixth minute before Guerrero equalized nine minutes later for the hosts in front of a capacity crowd at the Maracana stadium here on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Rodriguinho regained the lead for Corinthians on the stroke of halftime, but Guerrero squared the ledger just before the hour mark.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 76th minute when Rodriguinho was shown a second yellow card for a bad foul. But Flamengo were unable to capitalize on the numerical advantage.

The local outfit remain second in the standings after the match with 61 points, six behind leaders Palmeiras. Defending champions Corinthians rise one spot to sixth with 49 points.

In other matches on Sunday, Gremio drew 0-0 with Internacional, Palmeiras beat Sport Recife 2-1, Cruzeiro won 1-0 at Vitoria, Fluminense and Coritiba drew 1-1, Atletico Mineiro defeated Figueirense 3-0 and Santos overcame Chapecoense 1-0.

--IANS

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