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2019 Brasileirao
  • Maicon (12')
  • Thaciano (71')
  • Everton (80')

Gremio bounce back from Libertadores exit with 3-0 win

Gremio bounced back from last week's Copa Libertadores elimination to easily beat Botafogo 3-0 at home in Porto Alegre on Sunday.

Maicon put the home side ahead in 12 minutes when he ran on to a clever pass from Luciano and shot past the goalkeeper from a tight angle.

Thaciano scored a second after 71 minutes with the simplest of finishes after Diego Tardelli's shot fell into his path.

Everton got a third from close range with 10 minutes remaining.

The win takes Gremio to within one point of sixth-place Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A. The Porto Alegre club are in seventh, while Botafogo are in 13th.

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlético-MG 26 +23 56
2 Flamengo 24 +25 46
3 Palmeiras 27 +7 46
4 Fortaleza 27 +5 45
5 Red Bull Bragantino 27 +11 43
6 Internacional 27 +7 40
7 Corinthians 27 +4 40
8 Fluminense 26 -2 36
9 Cuiabá 27 0 35
10 Athletico-PR 26 -1 34
11 Atlético-GO 26 -2 34
12 São Paulo 27 -4 34
13 América-MG 27 -4 32
14 Ceará 26 -4 31
15 Santos 26 -9 29
16 Bahia 26 -10 28
17 Juventude 27 -9 28
18 Sport 27 -8 27
19 Grêmio 25 -7 26
20 Chapecoense 27 -22 13