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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 Palmeiras 21 +22 45
2 Corinthians 21 +6 39
3 Fluminense 21 +10 38
4 Athletico-PR 21 +6 37
5 Flamengo 21 +13 36
6 Internacional 21 +7 33
7 Atlético-MG 21 +3 32
8 Red Bull Bragantino 21 +7 30
9 Santos 21 +7 30
10 América-MG 21 -6 27
11 São Paulo 21 +1 26
12 Botafogo 21 -6 25
13 Goiás 21 -6 25
14 Ceará 21 0 25
15 Coritiba 21 -10 22
16 Avaí 21 -12 22
17 Fortaleza 21 -4 21
18 Cuiabá 21 -8 20
19 Atlético-GO 21 -12 20
20 Juventude 21 -18 16