Corinthians move closer to Brazilian Serie A title

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Corinthians edged closer to their sixth Brazilian Serie A title with a 3-0 home win over Goias.

In Thursday’s match, Edu Dracena and Malcolm netted first-half goals for the hosts before Rodriguinho put the result beyond doubt with a long-range effort two minutes from time, reported Xinhua.

The victory at Arena Corinthians lifted the Sao Paulo-based side to 64 points, five clear of second-placed Atletico Mineiro with eight matches remaining in the season.

Meanwhile, Bressan’s first-half strike was enough to give Gremio a 1-0 home win over Santos. The Porto Alegre outfit are third in the standings, nine points clear of fourth-placed Santos.

Bruno Rangel scored an 86th minute equalizer to earn Chapecoense a 1-1 draw with Vasco da Gama. Rodrigo had given the hosts an early lead at Rio’s Maracana stadium with a 28th minute strike.

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