Recife hold Fluminense, Corinthians return to top four

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Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) Midfielder Diego Souza struck a 90th-minute winner to earn Sport Club do Recife a 2-1 home victory over Fluminense in Brazil’s Serie A football championship.

Gabriel Xavier gave the hosts the lead at the Ilha do Retiro Stadium on Sunday before Magno Alves scored an 85th-minute equaliser, reports Xinhua.

The result left Fluminense 11th in the standings while Sport rose to 17th.

In Brasilia, a Willian Arao strike earned Flamengo a 2-2 draw with Sao Paulo.

Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri netted a brace for Sao Paulo while defender Rodrigo Caio conceded an own goal.

Meanwhile, Corinthians reclaimed a spot in the top four with a 3-1 home victory over Botafogo. Bruno Henrique grabbed a brace while Marquinhos Gabriel was also on the scoresheet for the hosts. Leandro was on target for Botafogo.

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