Monday, 25 January 2010

Campeonato Carioca - Taça Guanabara Week 3

Resende 1-2 Madureira
Bangu 1-2 Flamengo
Macaé 2-3 América
Boavista 0-0 Duque de Caxias
Friburguense 3-1 Tigres do Brasil
Fluminense 1-0 Volta Redonda
Americano 1-5 Olaria
Botafogo 0-6 Vasco da Gama

Madureira climbed into second in group B after a 2-1 away victory at Resende. Marcelo Ramos put them ahead just after half time before Obina grabbed a second ten minutes from time. Alexandro grabbed a consolation for Resende in injury time. Flamengo wheeled out the big guns for their trip to Bangu with Vagner Love and Adriano both starting the game. It was Love though who grabbed the headlines getting both Flamengo goals in the first half. Tiano grabbed one back for Bangu just before the break but Flamengo held on to their 100% record. Bebeto picked up his first win as coach of América but they had to withold a late charge from Macaé. Daniel Morais and Gerson fired them two goals ahead at half time and a second from Morais on 58 minutes looked to have wrapped things up. Three minutes later Andres Gomes pulled a goal back and when he added a second 10 minutes later América were left to hold on for that all important first win.

Boavista lost their 100% record when they were held to a goaless draw by Duque de Caxias but remain in the hunt for a finals spot. Friburguense picked up their first win of the season with a 3-1 success over Tigres do Brasil. Hercules put Friburguense ahead with only seven minutes on the clock and Bidu extended the lead after 52 minutes. Gilcimar pulled a goal back for Tigres but Hercules wrapped things up with his second thirteen minutes from time. Fluminense remain top of Group A on goal difference after scraping past Volta Redonda by a single goal. Leandro Euzebio settling the game with seven minutes on the clock. Olaria also remain unbeated in Group A after brushing aside bottom of the table Americano. Diego and Aleilson had Olaria two up inside the opening twelve minutes. Nirley halved the defecit with 27 minutes on the clock but Americano folded in the second half as Renato, a second from Aleilson and an own goal from William wrapped things up.

The biggest game of weekend came at the Engenhão as Botafogo, with Sebatian Abreu on debut, faced Vasco da Gama in the "Black and White" derby where veteran striker Dodô scored a first-half hat trick in just his third match back from a two-year doping suspension to help Vasco rout a 10-man Botafogo 6-0. Dodô was suspended after testing positive for a banned stimulant while playing Botafogo in a match against Vasco da Gama in 2007.

Dodô opened the scoring after just three minutes with a low shot from the edge of the area. Botafogo were then reduced to 10 men in the 14th minute after Eduardo was shown a straight red card for nasty foul on Vasco midfielder Souza. Dodô then doubled the lead in the 32nd minute from close range and completed his hat-trick just two minutes later.

Vasco went for the throat in the second half and Leo Gago increased the lead with a powerful free strike in the 56th minute before Phillipe Coutinho put the nails in the Botafogo coffin with goals on the hour and eight minutes from time.

Again there is a full round of fixtures in midweek.

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

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