Monday, 8 March 2010

Campeonato Carioca - Taça Rio Week 3

Madureira 0-2 Volta Redonda
Macaé 2-1 Bangu
Resende 0-4 Flamengo
Americano 1-1 Friburguense
Duque de Caxais 2-1 Tigres do Brasil
Olaria 0-1 América
Vasco da Gama 1-0 Boavista
Fluminense 2-1 Botafogo

Volta Redonda moved into third in Group A with an 2-0 away success at Madureira, Maciel with the opening goal. Macaé picked up their first win of the Taça Rio after a 2-1 success over Bangu. Andre Gomes put Macaé ahead in the 14th minute and Fernandão doubled the lead nine minutes into the second half. It was a nervy finish though as Pipico pulled a goal back for Bangu with seven minutes to go but Macaé held on. Flamengo made it three out of three, but more importantly they've stopped conceding goals. It was a comfortable warm up for the trip to Caracas, Bruno Mezenga put Fla ahead 8 minutes before half time and Leo Moura, Vinicius Pacheco, and Vagner Love wrapped things up in the second half.

Americano fought back to claim their first point of the season after coming from a goal down against Friburguense. Cadao put Friburguense ahead four minutes before half time before each team had a man sent off. Leandro Gomes for Americano and Gilson for Friburguense but Americano struck back to claim a point. Duque de Caxais bounced back from defeat in midweek to claim a victory against Tigres. Marcelo Macedo put Duque de Caxais ahead from the spot as they climb into fifth in Group A. América claimed succesive victories after success over Olaria. Claudemir with the only goal of the game just before half time.

Vasco's Guanabara hangover continuned as they scraped past Boavitsa. Carlos Alberto with the only goal of the game from the penalty spot twenty minutes from time. Fluminense came from behing to win the first clash of the Big 4. German Herrera put Botafogo ahead from the penalty spot nine minutes before half time. Fred levelled on the hour for Fluminense and Mariano won it seven minutes from time. The game was marred by two red cards, Dario Conca went for Fluminense midway through the second half and Botafogo scorer Herrera went 13 minutes from time.

No games in midweek due to Libertadores and Copa do Brasil commitments and it's also a staggered round with the last game not taking place until next Wednesday. They line up like this

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

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