Keeper Rogerio scores as Sao Paulo beat Gremio

Sao Paulo, June 7 (IANS) Veteran goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scored his sixth goal of the season as Sao Paulo defeated Gremio 2-0 in Brazil’s Serie A championship here.

Former Sevilla and Brazil striker Luis Fabiano opened the scoring at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi stadium with a cool finish from close range after a set piece on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Rogerio doubled the hosts’ lead just before the hour when he converted a penalty after Marcelo Oliveira handled in the area.

The 42-year-old ead-ball specialist has scored 129 goals from 1215 appearances for Sao Paulo since 1992.

Saturday’s result lifted Sao Paulo to second in the standings, a point behind leaders Atletico Paranaense, who beat Vasco da Gama 2-0 on Saturday.

In other matches, Cruzeiro overcame local rivals Atletico Mineiro 3-1, Flamengo beat Chapecoense 1-0, Santos were held 2-2 by Ponte Preta and Corinthians won 1-0 at Joinville.

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