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2020 Brasileiro Serie A
  • Gabriel Barbosa (45'+3' PEN)
  • Bruno Lopes (77')

Flamengo keep title hopes alive with 2-0 win over Vasco

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Flamengo kept their hopes alive of retaining the Brazilian league title with a 2-0 win over city rivals Vasco da Gama at the Maracana stadium on Thursday.

Gabriel Barbosa opened the scoring with a penalty on the stroke of halftime before Bruno Henrique doubled their lead with a powerful header after 77 minutes.

The result leaves Flamengo two points behind leaders Internacional with four games to play. The two sides meet in the penultimate round of matches on Feb. 21.

Vasco sit two points above the relegation zone. (Reporting by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

Brazilian Serie A Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Palmeiras 27 +25 57
2 Internacional 27 +17 49
3 Fluminense 27 +11 48
4 Flamengo 27 +18 45
5 Corinthians 27 +4 44
6 Athletico-PR 27 +2 44
7 Atlético-MG 27 +4 40
8 América-MG 27 -2 39
9 Goiás 27 -3 37
10 Botafogo 27 -3 34
11 Santos 27 +4 34
12 Red Bull Bragantino 27 +3 34
13 São Paulo 27 +4 34
14 Fortaleza 27 -4 31
15 Ceará 27 -2 31
16 Coritiba 27 -15 28
17 Avaí 27 -13 28
18 Cuiabá 27 -8 27
19 Atlético-GO 27 -18 22
20 Juventude 27 -24 19