Fred nets winner as Fluminense rise to second

Rio de Janeeiro, July 13 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Fred scored in the 93rd minute as Fluminense won 2-1 at Atletico Paranaense in Brazil’s Serie A championship.

After a scoreless first half on Sunday, Gustavo Scarpa broke the deadlock early in the second half by rifling a shot into the top corner after Fred’s deft through ball, reports Xinhua.

Atletico equalised when Sidcley met Walter’s cross and headed in at the far post.

Fred then restored Fluminense’s lead in the final seconds with a diving header after Renato swung in a cross from the right.

The result at Arena da Baixada lifted Fluminense to second in the standings with 27 points from 13 matches, two points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro.

In other matches on Sunday, Alexandre Pato scored twice in Sao Paulo’s 3-1 victory over Coritiba, Corinthians won 3-0 at Flamengo, Cruzeiro beat Goias 1-0, Avai overcame Chapecoense 2-1, Palmeiras held Sport 2-2 and Internacional won 2-0 at Joinville.

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