Friday, 5 March 2010

Campeonato Carioca - Taça Rio Week 2

Boavista 2-1 Macaé
Bangu 0-2 Vasco da Gama
Volta Redonda 4-0 Resende
Flamengo 2-0 Madureira
América 3-1 Americano
Friburguense 1-2 Olaria
Tigres do Brasil 0-3 Fluminense
Botafogo 2-1 Duque de Caxais

Again a round which was dominated by Group A sides kicked off with Boavista defeating Macaé. All the goals game in the first half, Ruy put Boavista ahead in the 9th minute and Andre Gomes levelled 5 minutes later. Leo Guerreiro got the winner for Boavista on the half hour. Despite a 2-0 victory, Vasco are showing a hangover form their Guanabara final defeat and struggled to overcome Bangu. Dodô put Vasco ahead after 56 minutes and then Vasco had Márcio Careca sent off. Fernando made the game safe for Vasco in injury time. Volta Redonda recovered from their opening round defeat to crush Resende. Tassio led the way with a hat-trick for Volta Redonda and Maciel grabbed the fourth midway through the second half. Flamengo, without Adriano, disposed of Madureira. Fernando put the Vultures ahead in the 14th minute and Vagner Love put the game safe in the last minute.

América picked up their first win after defeating Americano. América had to come from behind though as Leandro Gomes put Americano ahead 10 minutes before half time. Jones levelled the game 19 minutes into the second half and Ciro put América ahead 4 minutes form time. Claudemir sealed the game in injury time for América. Olaria also remain undefeated after their come from behind win at Friburguense. Hercules put Friburguense ahead 4 minutes before half time but Caca levelled with 15 minutes to go and Araruama grabbed the winner five minutes from time. Fluminense also remain undefeated after a comfortable 3-0 win at Tigres do Brasil. Fred, back from injury, put Fluminense ahead midway through the first half and Everton doubled the lead 5 minutes before the break. Dario Conca wrapped things up for Fluminense three minutes from time. Botafogo also remain unbeated after a 2-1 success against Duque de Cazais. Marcelo Macedo put Duque ahead 10 minutes into the game but German Herrera levelled from the spot seven minutes before half time. It was the Argentinian who claimed a second goal from the spot in the second half to give Botafogo all three points.

Week three takes place this weekend with the first big clash taking place in the competition so far.

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

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