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Rodriguez double lifts Gremio to second

Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST

Porto Alegre (Brazil), Nov 18 (IANS) Maxi Rodriguez netted two second half goals to hand Gremio a 2-1 victory over Flamengo in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

The Uruguayan midfielder struck an 87th minute winner at Arena do Gremio, just two minutes after Joao Paulo cancelled out his 60th-minute opener Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Gremio have now risen to second in the standings with three matches remaining while Flamengo have slumped to 12th.

ā€œIā€™m at ease here, the fans have been really important to me and given me great support. Gremio is a big club and belongs near the top,ā€ Rodriguez said.

Meanwhile, Goias rose to third with a 3-1 victory over Internacional while Fluminense further eased their relegation fears by overcoming Sao Paulo 2-1, their second straight win.

Published 18 Nov 2013, 14:30 IST
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