Friday, 28 January 2011

Campeonato Carioca - Taça Guanabara Week 3

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

Volta Redonda picked up their first point of the campaign after a late Lombardi strike gave them a point against Nova Iguaçu. The newly promoted side remain unbeaten after three games and they took the lead after eight minutes through Alex Faria but they should have had all three points but for Lombardi's strike three minutes from time. Resende also remain unbeated after they brushed aside América at the Estádio Giulite Coutinho. Marcel put Resende ahead with 27 minutes on the clock and Valdeir doubled the lead on the stroke of half time. América got back into the game a minute after the break through Felipe but Marcelo Regis restored the two goal advantage ten minutes later. Alexandro wrapped up the points for Resende with the fourth twenty minutes from time. Bangu made it back to back wins as they defeated Duque de Caxias. One goal separated the teams and it came half way through the first half from Pipico. Cabofriense are still looking for their first point of the season as Olaria bounced back from their heavy defeat at the weekend to register their second win of the campaign. Felipe put Olaria ahead with 27 minutes on the clock before Vinicius made the point safe with the second seven minutes from time.

Americano put up a brave showing against Flamengo before falling to a 2-0 defeat in Macaé. Americano were reduced to ten men with just 19 minutes on the clock when Felipe was sent off for a second yellow card. They then bravely held the Rubro-Negro at bay for fifty minutes before Wanderley finally put Flamengo ahead. It was the straw the broke the camel's back and two minutes later a second for Wanderley put Flamengo in control and secured the points to keep them top of Group A. Business as usual at the Engenhão at Champions Botafogo brushed aside a Madureira side still looking for it's first point of the year. German Herrera put Botafogo ahead with fifteen minutes gone and Sebastian Abreu doubled the lead two minutes before the break. The Alvinegro were given a scare when Rodrigo pulled a goal back with sixteen minutes to go but Alessandro restored the two goal cushion with nine minutes to go. Caio got the fourth two minutes from time to wrap things up and keep Botafogo top of Group B. Vasco da Gama just go from bad to worse as they lost their third consecutive match, this time at Boavista. Tony put Boavista ahead with sixteen minutes on the clock and Frontini doubled the lead ten minutes later. Marcel halved the deficit for Vasco on the hour but André Luis guaranteed the points for Boavista when he struck three minutes from time. Fluminense remain second in Group B after comfortably overcoming Macaé at the Engenhão. Carlinhos put the Tricolor ahead nine minutes before the break before Souza doubled the lead two minutes after the break. A second for Souza made it three for Fluminense before Robson got a consolation for Macaé three minutes from time.

This weekend is the fourth round of matches and includes the Clássico dos Milhões. They line up like this

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

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