Friday, 22 January 2010

Campeonato Carioca - Taça Guanabara Week 2

Fluminense 3-0 Bangu
Resende 3-3 Macaé
Boavista 2-0 Americano
Tigres do Brasil 2-1 Madureira
Volta Redonda 1-3 Flamengo
América 1-2 Vasco da Gama
Duque de Caxias 1-2 Olaria
Botafogo 2-0 Friburguense

Fluminense's marvellous run of form, stretching back into last year, continued with a comfortable win over Bangu. Cult hero Fred grabbed two goals from the spot and Alan wrapped things up in injury time. An entertaining game at Resende saw the hosts grab a late point against Macaé. Anderson put Macaé ahead after sixteen minutes but two goals in a second half minute from Alexandro and Hiroshi put Resende ahead. A second from Anderson levelled things with twenty minutes to go and Macaé must have through they had the points in the bag when Andre Gomes put them ahead with just two minutes to go. But Resense immediately attacked and a second from Hiroshi grabbed them a point. Boavista maintained their 100% record with a 2-0 win over Americano. Paulo Rodrigues broke the deadlock with a quarter of an hour left before Galvao wrapped up the win three minutes from time.

Tigres got their first win of the season with a 2-1 success over Madureira. Gilcimar put Tigres ahead after twenty minute but Marcelo Ramos levelled matters just before half time. Denis grabbed the winner half way through the second half. Flamengo picked up their second win, this time away at Volta Redonda. A quick fire double from Bruno Mezenga put Fla two up at half time but things got a little nervy when Tassio pulled a goal back just short of the hour. The Flamengo ship was steadied though by the evergreen Serbian Dejan Petkovic when he struck with 20 minutes to go. América are still waiting for their first victory of the season after going down 2-1 to Vasco da Gama at the Engenhão. Nilton and Carlos Alberto put Vasco two up before a late consolation from América.

Duque de Caxias are still searching for their first point after going down at home to Olaria. Aleilson put Olaria ahead with only six minutes gone but Geovani levelled just before the half hour the visitors grabbed a second half winner. Botafogo also remain unbeaten after a 2-0 win over Friburguense. The visitors were reduced to 10 men when Bidu was sent off five minutes into the second half but it took Botafogo 73 minutes to break down some resolute defending. Renato Cajá broke the deadlock before Gustavo Herrera made the points safe a minute from time.

A full round takes place this weekend, the big game of the weekend is the clash between Botafogo and Vasco da Gama.

Resense x Madureira
Bangu x Flamengo
Macaé x América
Boavista x Duque de Caxias
Friburguense x Tigres do Brasil
Fluminense x Volta Redonda
Americano x Olaria
Botafogo x Vasco da Gama

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