Monday, 24 January 2011

Campeonato Carioca - Taça Guanabara Week 2

América 1-3 Flamengo
Volta Redonda 0-1 Boavista
Resende 1-1 Americano
Nova Iguaçu 3-2 Vasco da Gama
Duque de Caxias 4-1 Macaé
Madureira 0-1 Bangu
Fluminense 6-2 Olaria
Cabofriense 0-5 Botafogo

In Group A, Flamengo went two points clear after victory over América at the Estádio Giulite Coutinho. Renato Abreu put Fla ahead with eleven minutes on the clock and David doubled the lead just after the half hour. Deivid wrapped things up for Fla with a third six minutes after the break but Leandro grabbed a consolation for América midway through the second half. Boavista gained their first win of the campaign as they overcame Volta Redonda. A single goal from Frontini after 27 minutes was enough to win the game and put Boavista into third. Americano collected their second draw when they came from behind to claim a point at Resende. Marcelo Regis put the home side ahead from the spot midway through the first half but Wandinho grabbed an equaliser ten minutes from time for Americano. Another round and another shock for Vasco da Gama as they were beaten for a second time, Nova Iguaçu taking the points. Nova Iguaçu were two up inside twenty minutes courtesy of goals from Alex Moraes and Maicon. Romulo pulled a goal back for Vasco seven minutes after the break and when Marcel levelled from the spot on the hour it was a matter of when the Vasco comeback would be complete. Things though, didn't turn out that way and William stunned Vasco with a winner 12 minutes from time.

Everygame in Group B again had a positive result and there were 19 goals acriss the four games. Macaé came back to earth with a bump when they were defeated 4-1 at Duque de Caxias despite taking the lead through Andre Gomes after 17 minutes. Lenon levelled eight minutes later and Geovane Maranhão made it two nine minutes before the break. Duque de Caxias went into the break two goals ahead when Somália converted from the spot a minutes before the break and a second from him seventeen minutes from time wrapped things up. The lowest scoring game of in the group came at Madureira where a single goal from Thiago Galhardo gave Bangu their first win of the season. Fluminense eventually overcame Olaria but were given a scare by them at the Engenhão. Marquinho put Flu ahead with eleven minutes on the clock but within a minute Felipe levelled and when Renan put Olaria ahead six minutes later there was a shock on the cards. Fred levelled for Fluminense eight minutes later and a second on the stroke of half time put ahead into the break. Rodriguinho gave Fluminense a two goal lead a minute after the break and his second twenty minutes into the half made it five. A second from Marquinho eight minutes from time wrapped things up to leave them unbeaten. The other unbeaten team are champions Botafogo who easily brushed aside Cabofriense. Two own goals from Matheus within five minutes of each other game the Alvinegro a two goal lead but they had to work for their victory. The newly promoted side folded in the last quarter of an hour, Renato Cajá made it three, Caio got the fourth and Antônio Carlos put the icing no the cake a minute from time.

Week three takes place this midweek and they line up like this

Volta Redonda x Nova Iguaçu
América x Resende
Bangu x Duque de Caxias
Olaria x Cabofriense
Flamengo x Americano
Botafogo x Madureira
Boavista x Vasco da Gama
Fluminense x Macaé

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